Village Voices by Astra Howard

There’s a lane-way not far from where I live which I’ve walked through literally thousands of times. Previously on this blog I’ve complained its a lane-way many men will often pop into for a quiet wee late at night. It’s also a lane-way where homeless people will stop to rest for the night. A few […]

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Surry Hills Architecture Walk

“I can’t believe how much the building has changed in less than a decade”, I thought to myself, as I reviewed the photographs from the first time I did the Surry Hills Architecture Walk, almost ten years ago, comparing them with the photographs I took today. I’m referring specifically to the Greenway-designed “Surry Hills Cottage”. […]

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Surry Hills Bakery

You might recall a few months ago, I wrote about the widespread sadness in my part of Surry Hills / Redfern about the closure of our long-term bakery local, Baker’s Bun. Though I should stress, it wasn’t so much the loss of a local business, it was about the loss of a long-term local family in […]

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Christmas in July in Surry Hills

If you’re a Sydney-sider and you’re told you’re going to “Christmas in July at The Carrington”, you immediately think of The Carrington Hotel in The Blue Mountains. Though my memory is a little sketchy, I remember once doing that. Indeed, it’s the first thing you’ll find when you Google search. But my neighbourhood of Surry […]

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Surry Hills Friday Night

“You must definitely have the octopus”, I told my next door neighbours who were seated a few tables away from us at the new Greek restaurant which opened this week in our part of Crown Street, Surry Hills. Like me, they had a curiosity about the what was on offer from the Ouzo Taverna. The […]

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Brett Whiteley Gallery

One of the great things about living in Surry Hills is the opportunity to pop in, on spec, to the Brett Whiteley Gallery. Today, there was an art class underway. My main interest, however, was the current exhibition, Tributes. The exhibition is definitely worth checking out. Robert Hughes. Donald Friend. Patti Smith and many others. The […]

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Bishop Sessa

Damien, Kristin and I enjoyed a wonderful meal of pork, pork, and more pork (and other stuff) at Surry Hill’s “Bishop Sessa”. Highly recommended.

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