Surry Hills 58: Riley Street 4

Three more…

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You may see why it is called Surry Hills…

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… it is difficult to capture just how steep the Foveaux Street Hill really is! When I was a kid one of our “thrills” was to persuade the school bus driver to “go down Foveaux”. When one was foolish enough to obey, we had a ride you can only imagine, especially when experienced from the front of the top of a double-decker bus.

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Seems that one of Riley Street’s most celebrated bordellos is up for sale! Sign of the times?

Original photos by Neil Whitfield 2008