... with open eyes, and a generous heart, there is awe 'round many a corner ...
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Every-which-way-but-up : Harris Street
Built on the side of an escarpment and straddling a dry gully, Paddington is a very old suburb (1840s) built by settlers still very much focussed on what they left behind in the UK (actually in the 1840s it was still named Great Britain).
To the left, then to the right
Weatherboard cottages are less popular now, due to exorbitant upkeep and horrendous insurance costs. but they do look cute! Many have given way to grander residences over the years.
In front of me
Master of all I survey westwards! It may not look like it from this shot, but Paddington is close to the CBD and is in the higher socio-economic bracket. The streets are dotted with designer dogs and Jimmy Chu's.
PMG stands for 'Post Master General' which was the name prior to the 1960s of the post and telephone/telegraph utility which is now known as Telstra.