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Image copyright Lynne O'Donnell, joni, who moved from LA 30 years actress bhuvaneshwari prostitute issue ago says she could spend a year exploring the lanes, before having to start again because they're continuously evolving - she says she is always discovering new places to eat or shop.
As suburbia flourished, the city centre slowly died and right into the 1980s the lanes were dark and dirty.
In the last two years, the council has earned more than two million Australian dollars (1,792m;.1m) from laneway sales.
"It just seems that developers have taken over the city she said."Pyongyang without the dystopia was the verdict of the Economist in 2009.But city fathers have been selling some of the alleys to property developers - and Melburnians have an uneasy feeling that vital heritage could soon be lost.Canberra: Deathly dull at 100?
The City Of Melbourne does not actively pursue the sale of laneways, said a spokesman, adding that sales were advertised and at market valuations.
The council was reluctant to provide details.
This was the site of the vast Tattersalls Horse Bazaar, then stables, then shops and banks - and now an elegant courtyard at the entrance to high-rise Nauru House.
Following the gold rush of the 1850s and 60s, the lanes led Melbourne's trajectory downwards, with many becoming no-go zones and haunts for criminals, and buildings becoming brothels, opium dens and speakeasy gaming houses.And is the income being used to maintain the rest?".Madeleine Morris (March 2013)."A loss of any laneway is to be bemoaned said the chairman of the National Trust of Victoria, Martin Purslow.He added that the portions of laneways sold were "surplus to council requirements".