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


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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After a decade of living in tiny apartments in the inner-city of Sydney, Australia with my husband referred to in my posts as the Gorgeous One (G.O.) while I worked in corporate-legal and the G.O. in civil earthworks we relocated 500 kilometres north in December 2015 to our home in the Nambucca Valley to follow our dream of living simply and creatively. We travelled around Australia in 2016. Now we work on our 1930’s house, have a vegetable garden and a dog plus share a flock of backyard chickens with our neighbour. These days I’m a horticulture student, something I dreamed of doing for many years. From time to time I write about day-to-day life, past & present, people & places, and take snapshots with my smart phone. Copyright 2011-2017. All content of http://daleleelife101.blog, https://elladeewords.wordpress.com/, https://elladeeimages.wordpress.com/ & https://elladeeplaces.wordpress.com/ is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process, nor may any other exclusive right be exercised, without the permission of the owner who can be contacted via email dln011 [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au.

8 responses »

    • It appears not – the house opposite has regularly applied (each time the wall is tagged) immaculate duck egg blue paintwork. Maybe the residnts have a connection with the artist…

    • The local street art as opposed to graffiti & tagging is fantastic… I’m guessing the residents approve and/or have a relationship of some kind with the artists.

    • I agree, since I’ve lived in the Inner-West street art become accepted and even applauded particularly in Newtown & St Peters but in other parts it’s quickly painted over. I just love it 🙂

    • Thank you. The difference in the environments and attitudes to street art between neighbouring suburbs is tangible… There are odd bits of true social commentary/cultural street art around Redfern, Waterloo etc, almost none in Darlington despite neighbouring the university campuses. Newtown and St Peters are wonderful galleries 🙂 It was a saving grace when we had to move.

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