Like many older cities Hobart has lots of narrow laneways and arcades. I like them. They are fun to explore and are often home to quirky little shops and cafes. Today I revisited Mathers Lane in Hobart. Mathers Lane branches off Bathurst Street next to the Playhouse Theatre. It’s a quiet little space which houses a Community Health Centre and a shop run by the Catholic Church. Another laneway leads off it to an adjacent street or you have the choice of going through to Liverpool Street via either a continuation of Mathers Lane or Mathers Arcade.
As they are just off the main shopping area they are not usually crowded. It is a bit of a shock to come out on Liverpool Street where there is lots of construction going on at the moment. Here are some highlights of my little walk.