Tag: Sydney

Suburbs of Sydney VII: secrets and squeals

LAVENDER BAY Almost a stone’s throw across the Harbour from Sydney’s Circular Quay lies the oft overlooked Lavender Bay. The shortest ferry ride you can make takes you to Milsons Point and the gaping wide-eyed mouth of Luna Park fairground. But once you’ve negotiated the crowds of thrill seekers, the overhead clickety-clack of the roller

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Suburbs of Sydney VI: Glebe

Cocktail shakers: the sound of early evening in Sydney’s inner west.   Chatter. Clatter. A vegan platter. Cocktail shaker. Artisanal baker. Light rail. Heart fail. Climbing up to Glebe Point Road. Glebe 2037 is a suburb in Sydney’s inner west about 3 km from the central business district (CBD) to which it almost stretches. A

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Suburbs of Sydney V: Cafe society and classic cars in Balmain

View from Balmain Pier, Sydney,New South Wales

  Just 6 km across Sydney Harbour from the CBD (Central Business District) lies the genteel suburb of Balmain. The area has come a long way since its pre-colonial use as a kangaroo hunting ground, a nineteenth century working class industrial hub, and the birthplace of the Australian Labor Party. Workers cottages and terraces are

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