Friday, 26 December 2014

The Rocks - off Long's Lane

Before Christmas interrupted, I was on a meander through The Rocks, which is a small suburb in the oldest part of the city. A lot has been knocked down over time, and even more has been gentrified.

However, the "feel" of its origins - cramped, higgledy-piggledy, impoverished - can still be seen. There are countless laneways, an over-supply of pubs, and numerous squished terraces where the living conditions must have been atrocious, especially if you were down-exposed-drain from others.

Many of the demolished premises have their history exposed, with a number of "digs" occurring at snail's-pace. There is much beauty in these stark reminders.


cieldequimper said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christms. Nice bench to calm down after the festivities, especially with those agaphanthus.

Joe said...

Every brick must have a story Julie.

William Kendall said...

I like the hints of older buildings left behind in the bricks.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The "ghost" buildings are a treat. And aren't agapanthus a treat too the way they colour summer.