Via Napoli

Though there are often waiting crowds outside Via Napoli, located on Crown Street, Surry Hills, there was no need to book for Sunday lunch, I was told. As a resident of Surry Hills, the crowds you often see on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night drive me a little crazy. Whether people are queuing for [...]

Light Rail Construction

For most people photographs of the construction of a light-rail (tram) aren't that interesting. For me, they are, especially as it's happening in my neighbourhood, and will continue to do so for the next 12-18 months. For the most part, it's still lots of photographs of holes in the ground, but eventually it will get [...]

Devonshire Street Light Rail

Sydney is undergoing a revolution. 50 or so years since the trams were removed, they're returning as "light rail". Pretty soon, I'll have a tram heading up Devonshire Street, not far from where I live. As construction work is underway, I thought I'd share a few photographs. (Hi Highriser). I'm planning on sharing some more [...]

Night Out

"Oh my goodness, we can book in for 9.30", I told my friend, as we made plans for a meal AFTER seeing a play last night. Having visited New York together about eighteen months ago, with all of the lock out laws rhetoric, and with Sydney's stupidly restrictive restaurant trading laws, I was convinced our [...]

New Year, New Words

I was afraid of making eye contact. This city can amplify loneliness. Character runs far deeper. A gaze that starts a conversation. I wanted to be a local. I first blogged about the public artwork "Village Voices" in my nearby lane-way a few months ago. In the time since the words have been updated a [...]