Often when you visit a new place it is the people that you see and meet that make the difference to the experience. Melbourne has around the same population as New Zealand but despite that it never felt crowded. The following images simply show the many faces of Melbourne.

I was held up with a large protest about the Budget. This guy made a lot of noise at the back of the march

I was held up with a large protest about the Budget. This guy made a lot of noise at the back of the march

Street side cafes are in many of the alleys and so are buskers

Street side cafes are in many of the alleys and so are buskers

These two buskers were at the end of the a very dark alley on a rainy day

These two buskers were at the end of the a very dark alley on a rainy day

One of the street artists in Hosier Lane

One of the street artists in Hosier Lane

A street acrobat performs to the crowds outside of Luna Park in St Kilda

A street acrobat performs to the crowds outside of Luna Park in St Kilda

Candy Floss is a still a favourite at the fair

Candy Floss is a still a favourite at the fair

People enjoy the ride at Luna Park

People enjoy the ride at Luna Park

A street musician in St Kilda's

A street musician in St Kilda’s

You don't expect to see tall unicycles in the middle of the city.

You don’t expect to see tall unicycles in the middle of the city.

The dog is looking very expectantly of its master

The dog is looking very expectantly of its master

A character in Fitzroy. I say this guy across the street but knew that I did not have enough reach in the lens to shoot as I wanted. So I ant up and asked him if he would mind, and he was cool with it

A character in Fitzroy. I saw this guy across the street but knew that I did not have enough reach in the lens to shoot as I wanted. So I ant up and asked him if he would mind, and he was cool with it

A street book seller at St Kildas

A street book seller at St Kildas

This little shop must have been very good because everytime I passed it there was a queue outside it.

This little shop must have been very good because everytime I passed it there was a queue outside it.

A stall in Swansen Street

A stall in Swansen Street

Food is never too far away

Food is never too far away