Melbourne’s laneways are a piece of Europe in our own backyard. A piece of Europe where you can see happy revellers relieving themselves on a Chinese restaurant’s latest vegetable delivery. A piece of Europe where people still use milk crates as quirky furniture pieces by day, and booze-soaked battalions use them to launch at any target at night. And a piece of Europe where the only prerequisite to redecorating a 150-year-old building is having the physical capability of picking up a can of spray paint. You just never know what you’ll come across as you discover the magic of Melbourne’s laneways, Australia’s most enchanting open sewer.