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TT in the Blue Mountains and Sheldy in New York.

Culture Shock.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

taylor returns!

Yes. The inspiration has returned.  I am now living in Sydney with me fella..washing and cooking and flitting about the apartment in a French maid's no no pics!
We live on Kent St at the end of which is one of the oldest settled areas of Sydney..Millers Point bordering on The Rocks. It's an area now going the way of all industrial and maritime villages not just here but around the world. There is a tight enclave of public housing whose residents are fighting the inevitable development boom and the unscrupulous government which is happy to move them all out and let the silvertails in.
Here are some photos of old and new Old Sydney. I know which ones I like best.
This is the former Palisades Hotel. There is a glass atrium atop and no sign of a drinking den  so I guess the whole building is swank apartments. Thirty years ago it was one of the local working mens' pubs.
 Those warehouses in red brick are now offices and residences
A terrace of working peoples houses. The control tower is a for ship traffic

The corner end of a leafy terrace
What a bottom this mother must have
The buildings in the rearground are over the harbour in North Sydney
An outdoor atrium for one of the wharves/apartments. Wool, grain and timber have given way to industrialists and rich actors
Some fireboats
This are was once very popular for period film and t.v. shoots

Australia is very dangerous re snaked and spiders. This one had just taken a child.

Warehouse that were once the tallest buildings alongHickson Road. Behind me is a development of maritime land that could have been a wonderful green space for the people. Corrupt politicians have opted for more high rise palaces and a second casino

The former Lord Mayors residence
I have always loved this old pub

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