A walk round Surry Hills, Sydney
In January I went on a great 3 week trip to Australia. My first stop was Sydney. One day I took a wonder around the Surry Hills neighbourhood, and it reminded me of Shoreditch, where I live in London! First I walked amongst the street cafes on Crown Street. I had a lovely lunch with my friend Julie at the Nepalese Kitchen, then a fresh carrot juice from the shop next to Messina, a very popular Gelato shop (also found in Melbourne, on Smith Street).
I then had a coffee at the uber cool . Spot the Shoreditch beards here...!! I'm told that in the morning the queue for a cup of their coffee is wrapped around the building and down the street. It was a great coffee I had - although I don't drink caffeine so I probably insulted them by asking for a decaf!
If you are wondering why there is the chalk mark of the dog on the pavement, well apparently a dog used to lie there for years and everyone in the neighbourhood knew him, he was a local legend. Then one day he died so a clever person drew an outline of him and where he used to be everyday. His legend lives on...
My fellow tourists!
Buildings around The Rocks
Can you spot the name connection?!
Lunchtime restaurants along Crown Street
Cafes on Crown Street
In memory of a local dog who used to lie here, on this spot, everyday.
Juice bar on Crown Street
Messina Gelati on Crown Street
Traditional wrought iron work on the houses
A popular local drinking establishment!
Single Origins Roasters, a cool little cafe with great coffee
Interesting art installation on the ceiling!