Thursday, 10 May 2012

Blink and you'll miss him!

Swinging from Violet Street into Esther Street in Surry Hills. I am tucked in behind the Bourke Street Bakery. I was attracted by the street art along some of these narrow, short streets.

12 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the contrast between this building and the one behind it with the palm trees. Only you, Julie, only you.
Good stuff!
K

hamilton said...

this looks more like a back alley than a street!
but definitely one that I would have wanted to explore.

Doug Hickok said...

Ha, good one Julie :^) Wonderful timing in this set of images.

diane b said...

Amazing what a difference action makes to a photo.

Julie Storry said...

Bingo! Precisely the reason I posted the pair.

Jim said...

You had to be quick, eh?

Julie Storry said...

Too right. And swinging around like that impacted my vestibular system something rotten.

CaT said...

you cannot imagine how much i miss that; biking around almost carelessly on the streets. getting everywhere quickly, while enjoying the outdoors... just for that i will move back to the netherlands sometime... !

Joan Elizabeth said...

I like the empty street, seems more forlorn that way. I especially like the peeling paint on the paintwork.

Rae Walter said...

Fascinating. I am sure that I have walked down this alley. Great to see and you must have been quick to capture that cyclist.

Stafford Ray said...

Is this more 'facadism'?
I am appalled by the mess we made of keeping only facades of old buildings and building a modern (taller) structure immediately behind them.
Worst I know are what was done to the old produce markets at Haymarket!
I often visit but don't always comment on all your informative and for me nostalgic posts... but I should.

Julie said...

No, Stafford, this particular shot is not 'facadism'. An interesting concept which I have not vocalised previously. I do have some chronic examples in my back-library of 'facadism' and will see if I can post about it later this week.