Surry Hills 86: west of Crown St 3

These Australian paperbarks seem to be threatening the houses, but I am told their roots go down rather than out. They do seem to dominate rather, I must say, and you wouldn’t want to push a pram down that footpath, would you?

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That’s the Shakespeare Hotel on the corner in the distance, so last Sunday’s walk down Crown Street and through some back streets either side had come to an end, but not before a few more beautiful things attracted my eye.

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Original photos by Neil Whitfield 2008

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