Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Five Ways (2) - Broughton Street

Just before entering FW proper which is ringed with pedestrian crossings
As I intimated yesterday, Five Ways is the tiniest of little round-abouts. Glenmore Road runs into it from the west and out from the east, accounting for two of the ways. Broughton Street runs across and down the ridge from the south-east heading toward the city. Here the Royal Hotel built in 1880 is on the right.

Looking back up Broughton Street
This last shot gives a good idea of the steep narrow streets that comprise Paddington and which run down the escarpment to the harbour. The escarpment provides excellent views of the waters of the harbour in between wrought iron terraces and the feathery leaves of jacaranda trees. It is a contining thrill to hear the deep horn of the visiting cruise ships as they traverse the harbour to dock at the OPT.

A longer view down Broughton Street with the red letter box small in the distance

11 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Interesting shots, Julie. I'm sure there are pigeons in every city everywhere!
Also interesting how street names can often be the same in Australia and Canada, because we both started off as British colonies. Glenmore Road (Kelowna, British Columbia) and Broughton Street (Vancouver, BC) are familiar names from my youth.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Joe said...

Looks like a wonderful place to explore.

Dianne said...

I've not visited this part of Sydney but it looks like a little bit of the old town with glimpses of the new. Good streets for walking.
"Adealide and Beyond"

Joan Elizabeth said...

Ooo a Royal. Should I copy this one to post in the Gallery or do you have a clearer shot?

Julie said...

No no ... I have a clearer shot ... but could not find it last night ... among the thousands on my hard drive ... need to take some more to complete the 'five ways' so shall get you anothery ...

J Bar said...

I like seeing places shown from different angles.

brattcat said...

I'm eager to see the remaining ways. We also have such an intersection with five+ approaches. I've photographed it from several different angles but never with an eye to documenting the intersection as you're doing here.

Windsmoke. said...

These shots remind me of the back streets of Brunswick or Carlton in Melbourne, Victoria :-).

Peter said...

Like the end view to Sydney Tower- gleaming gold.

diane b said...

A quaint sort after suburb with beaut views.Wasn't it originally a working man's suburb?

Julie said...

Well, it was divided. The first houses were very small and were close to Victoria Barracks during the 1840s. These were inhabited by the 'tradies' of the time, eg masons. But as Sydney prospered during the 1840s-1860s so the merchant class expanded from The Rocks and started building their double-fronted terraces at the top of Oxford Street with views back to the burgeouning town and down to the glistening harbour. Many of these terraces are still there today - lots actually. Double/triple fronted and 3 storeys to take in the view. Nowadays they change hands readily for $3-$5 million.