On the border of Surry Hills and Redfern at the corner of South Dowling and Cleveland Streets there has lately appeared this example of public art and/or guerilla gardening.
Surry Hills side:
Look closely at the following photo (courtesy of Wiki Commons) taken at Bondi Beach in 1900:
See what I mean?
I hope none of them preverts are looking at this site, Hetty! Just look at that bold little minx on the left, and as for that other one on the right, that’s so disgusting, isn’t it, Kevin? The photographer should be tarred and feathered, that’s what I say!
Coogee 1900 was apparently more staid, though God only knows what might have been there in the distance!
Didn’t know Charlie Chaplin was at Coogee! What he’s been up to down on the beach I will leave to your imagination…
So rude, our ancestors were!
And note the steam tram…
I reviewed my Photobucket collection where bits and pieces mainly from older blogs still live, though some are still attached to living archives. I decided to revive a few of these old pics here today.
This one is from my old colleague The Poet and is here because it is, well, nice…
The railway station, Redfern 1893
oil on canvas
40.8 x 61.0cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
The original Central Station, about half-way between Redfern and the current Central. Continue reading