Little Young Street, Redfern

Little Young Street

Little Young Street, Redfern

Little Young Street, Redfern

This afternoon, I ran into Neil aka Ninglun near the bus stop on Cleveland Street.

He’s a blogger who lives not far from me who also likes to take photographs of Surry Hills.

“I’m taking a series on ‘waiting’”, he told me this afternoon, explaining why he was taking a photograph of the bus stop near the Surry Hills Shopping Mall.

I was also in the mood for a bit of “Surry Hills” photography this afternoon, I told him as we walked down the street together. I love taking photographs of the area in which I live, especially the little back streets which have a character of their own.

And today I discovered Little Young Street, just behind Young Street, Redfern.

From the start of the street it’s nothing spectacular, just a back laneway in many ways.

And while it doesn’t have the glamour or notoriety of somewhere like McElhone Place, you really get a sense the people whose homes back onto Little Young Street quite like the place.

In common with McElhone Place, there are lots of plants in pots and tubs.

But what I really like about what the people have done is use really strong, bright colours, to accentuate what they’ve done.

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Bright reds, stripes, all sorts of colours, which help make it an unexpectedly interesting street to walk down.

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