22.2.12

inner west - part 1


Our old stomping ground - Newtown, Enmore, Marrickville.

As much as we enjoyed our stay in Bondi, we felt instantly relaxed and at home as we wandered about these scruffy suburbs. We like things a little bit rough 'round the edges. And the food around these parts is honestly some of the best we've ever eaten. Although it's always a tough decision - with exceptional Turkish, Greek, Thai, Vietnamese, Lebanese, Pakistanti, Indian, African and more all dotted within a 1km stretch of Road.

And the shopping... sigh. Turkish, Afghani and Moroccan homewares stores a-plenty (my favourite), seriously great mid-century furniture (Paddy's favourite) and vintage clothing stores galore. Beautiful little boutiques brimming with delightful handmade items (everybody's favourite). Insanely good coffee. Unpretentious, effortlessly cool folk. Industrial architecture. Young families everywhere. And doggies, lets not forget the abundance of furry four-legged friends (I couldn't resist that lovely old fella with the funnel around his neck - dogs always look so gorgeous and vulnerable with those things on)!

Most of these photos were taken walking down King Street from Zia Kel's (the lovely lass in the green top) apartment and along Enmore Road to the Marrickville Market. I took some photos of our favourite Sydney market which I will post soon.

Oh, and see that building in the last black and white photo? Our old warehouse apartment building - they very first home we owned - A very special place!

20 comments :

  1. Awesome photos Claire. You've really captured its spirit (I say that not knowing the area, but I feel its spirit!). I can understand that you must miss it. We like things a bit scruffy too. Townsville had its own scruffiness, no?!

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  2. wow these photos are wonderful! I

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  3. you are a woman of too many talents my friend. just STUNNING photography, easy words and so much BLOODY STYLE (you must be a stylist?).

    loving these posts my friend.

    xo em

    p.s your vintage store is pretty awesome too you know

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  4. dave just said 'oh claires a good photographer'.

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  5. So lovely! Jealous of the lovely Turkish and Moroccan wares.

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  6. Lovely photos - must have been great to visit your old stomping ground. x

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  7. Aww, now you're making me homesick!

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  8. Wow.

    I just fell a tiny little itsy bit out o' love with Melbourne.

    Just a little ...

    Incredible!

    Do you miss it? Would you ever head back there?

    xx

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  9. think you lead the field in posting visual feasts. always such a pleasure to see what you're capturing, whether it's a certain little lady, puppies or lovely treasures x

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  10. Ohhh those colours... the photo above the one of the cute pooch - dream palette x

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  11. Great photo's of one of the best area's in Sydney!

    People I grew up with all seem to just blindly jump into a heady love affair with the eastern suburbs, but I've always been an inner west girl at heart, and seriously made some of my favourite memories walking down those very same streets.

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  12. Ah, my old stomping ground. I ventured from Surry Hills to Newtown to Glebe to Stanmore in my appropriately misspent youth. I miss it all to this day! x

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  13. kinda makes me miss that place, just a little. can't wait to see what your favourite markets are... Eveleigh? x

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  14. Now I'm really homesick Claire! If anything, for all that array of International food you mentioned. I never knew you were an Inner West lass. Wer're 50/50 about whether we move back to Manly or somewhere in the Inner West. It changes each day but today you know where it's at lady. xx

    I love Lalie on the wall and the woolen cover over the pole. Cute!

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  15. oh yes...I too miss our inner west days (we live in the mountains, a bit closer than you but still not the same as living THERE)....theres something about the vibe, the stimulation, just the feeling that I love....if I won lotto, the perfect little house in Glebe or Annandale would be ours! Love your photos.

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  16. Really gorgeous set of photos Claire – hope you're loving that new lens! (I'm still on the kit lens, urgh!) xx

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  17. Wow, awesome photos! I'm new to your blog and this was the first post of yours that I saw - and the minute I saw all your beautiful, colorful photos I was hooked! Thanks for sharing!

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