Brothers Peter (left) and Paddy Holmes (right) and mate Ryan Scanlan (back) took advantage of a commercial opportunity to indulge their passion last month.
The Adina Hotel in Flinders St engaged the crew to decorate the back entrance to the hotel with iconic Melbourne imagery.
Paddy explained that a tram, Flinders St Station and Luna Park would be the central images, supported by the word “Melbourne” and silhouetted palm trees in a sunset.
Peter said the job came up via a Facebook post which he and Paddy’s sister replied to.
“The receptionist here is a mutual friend,” Peter said. “We made contact, one thing led to another and here we are.”
The friends hope to do such an impressive job that it will lead to more murals for other hotels in the chain.