IT’S BEEN PRETTY treacherous – and deadly – in Sydney and the surrounding areas over the past week. Flash floods and wind speeds equivalent to a category 2 typhoon/hurricane/cyclone are not what Sydney is used to. But nature has a funny way of making impending disaster look so beautiful. Take this shot, for example. It’s … More Amazingly Ominous
Writing this on Valentine’s Day evening, I’d guess you’d probably be single if you’re reading this fresh off the press … Not to worry, especially on a Saturday night. If you don’t have a special someone, you have the Tribe. This display of solidarity calls itself the Cove, presumably after Sydney Cove, or potentially also … More Never be alone in the Cove
What happens when a Thai boy falls in love with a Japanese girl? Maeda. She’s the girl, Bom Sathukarn’s wife, and the name of the serene coffee bar tucked away in Llankelly Place, Potts Point. As I sip the warm Amazake, I’m surprised at the stream of customers who greet Bom by name. The … More Sydney: a Thai-Japanese love story
I remember encountering a quote which made me rethink the meaning of art. What makes art so incredible? Why do we complement someone’s skill by calling it an ‘art’? Hearing British scholar Christopher Dawson’s quote struck me instantly: that ‘social activity is of its very nature artistic; it is the shaping of the rough material of … More Sydney: Think Streets, Think Art
THIS TIME LAST MONTH IT DIDN’T LOOK LIKE THIS. Just a stone throw away from Sydney’s central station, a gleaming, and massive glass-and-steel complex towers over us walking down Broadway. Barely four years ago, here stood one of the last bastions of inner Sydney’s industrial past; the Carlton & United was one of the country’s … More Sydney didn’t look like this last time
SYDNEY’S HISTORY FOLLOWS the development patterns of many of its North American counterparts, especially in the first half of the 20th century. Initially, the inner ring of the city was home to the working class, close to factories and warehouses. With the advent of suburbs, these areas naturally followed down the same paths of urban … More Local Travel in Sydney: Been to Chippendale?
AS THE OLDEST part of colonial Sydney, The Rocks are a must-see for any traveller. At the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, anyone would pass by this quaint little part of town where the Bridge presents a picturesque backdrop to the colonial streetscape. A trip to The Rocks is not solely a touristy affair: … More Local Travel in Sydney: Been to Millers Point?