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Degraves Street Subway

Handheld shots of the Degraves Street Subway of Melbourne's Flinders Street Station, taken on a quiet Saturday afternoon. 

This public works architecture project was designed to relieve commuter congestion during the 1956 Olympic Games. The iconic art deco design of pink salmon tiling, black granite columns, rounded corners and thick black architraves, is mostly still intact. It is now home to a neat row of shops and The Dirty Dozen exhibition space. Though a thoroughfare to the city, the beautiful design and pockets of artwork and shops has commuters deviating after touching off.