Monthly Archives: November 2012

Old & new in Newtown II – the wild wild [inner] west

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I walk the same route to the train station each Monday to Friday morning, and sometimes on weekends. Enroute there’s a typical inner-west house on the corner of Bray & Concord Streets which has a nice garden, a white cat, a yellow canary and residents who appear correspondingly typical. This is their fence, as it was when I first walked past in August 2011, and now. Courtesy of the weather, seasons and street artists, every day is a new day.

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“living in the wild wild west
the wild wild west…”
time travel back to the Wild Wild West c. 1988 with The Escape Club

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Old and new in Newtown

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Even residing locally for over 8 years, there’s always something to see in Newtown, so after leisurely coffees while the washing machine did a Sunday morning load, we walked a circuit of Sydney Park and visited the water birds and swans (Henry goes off to spend some ‘me’ time at the top pond, and one cygnet is off being treated by the RSPCA), enroute to breakfast, then a stroll along Newtown’s King Street, where the G.O. has stashed on layby so as to keep them not-so-secret and hidden from me, a couple of birthday & Christmas presents that have appealed from the numerous second hand shops.

As we strolled past Fiji Market, their shop cat was in the window just as I’d first seen her 8 years ago. When she’s not in the window she is chatty, friendly and good for a pat.

As we crossed Darley Lane which featured street art in an earlier post, the G.O. noted some new street art…

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