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Old February 17th, 2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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Some Facts//

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ESTABLISHED 26 January 1788
POPULATION  4,504,469
AREA        12,145 sq km

February Weather//

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AVERAGE HIGH     25.8C
AVERAGE LOW      18.8C
AVERAGE RAINFALL 118.7mL

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01 Jan-26 Apr 2011 Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life 1990-2005
                   Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Rocks
11 Feb-03 Apr 2011 Doctor Zhivago a New Musical
                   Lyric Theatre Star City, Pyrmont
19 Feb-06 Mar 2011 Mardi Gras 
                   Numerous Venues

Feature Photos - Paddington//
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Five Ways Paddington by 阿虎

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Oxford Street Paddington by jkpm30

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Terraces on William Street Paddington by co_sandra78

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Centennial Park Paddington by CarlosSilvestre52

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Paddington Town Hall by Paul D Wade

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Paddington Reservoir by bribriwaldron

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Paddington, located in Sydney's eastern suburbs, has morphed into one of the Harbour City's most desirable neighbourhoods. Terrace houses have been beautifully restored and the suburb is now one of Australia's finest shopping precincts. Oxford Street hosts a smattering of international designer (Acne, Diesel, Hugo Boss, Nudie Jeans) and chain (French Connection, G Star Raw, Puma, Sketchers) stores as well as Australian designer (Alannah Hill, Leona Edmiston, Sass & Bide, Zimmermann) and chain (Country Road, Dotti, Industrie, Witchery) stores. Cult labels like Ksubi and consignment stores such as Incu can also be found alongside specialty stores Bang & Olufsen and Mac.

Paddington is also home to dozens of private art galleries as well as the historic Victoria Barracks and parklands ranging from the sprawling Centennial Park to the award winning Paddington Reservoir. Furthermore, the suburb is something of a culinary playground with restaurants by highly regarded chefs such as Manu Feildel's (from My Kitchen Rules) Manu at L'etoile, Logan Campbell's 2 hatter Lucio's, Colin Fassnidge's 2 hatter Four in Hand Hotel and crazy popular chocolatier Max Brenner.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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Feature Photos - Woollahra//
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Woollahra residential street by RubySuitcase

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Oxford Street Woollahra by RubySuitcase

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Queen Street Woollahra by Moodiboy

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Queen Street Woollahra by ckentmay

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Woollahra Terraces by Scotticus

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Dining at Light Brigade Bistro in Woollahra by AugustusGloop

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Woollahra is upper crust Sydney at its finest. Here you will find multimillion dollar terraces, expensive cars and designer labels (Akira, Brunello Cucinelli, Collette Dinnigan, Herringbone, Oroton, Lisa Ho), emerging designers, art galleries and antiques stores. The leafy, quiet streets of Woollahra also play host to a range of cafes and restaurants such as Sydney's acclaimed Bills as well as 2 hatter Claude's, Buzo Trattoria (1 hat) and Bistro Moncur.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 04:46 PM   #3
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Feature Photos - Bondi Junction//

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Inside Westfield Bondi Junction by H.M.Lenstalk

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Westfield Bondi Junction by Paul D Wade

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Apple’s flagship store in Bondi Junction by John Lampard

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Highrise living in Bondi Junction by Was

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Highrise living in Bondi Junction by raguy

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Oxford Street Mall in Bondi Junction by shallowlittlebitch

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You’ll find a little bit of everything in Bondi Junction – from shopping centres to pedestrian malls, department stores to outdoor markets, designer labels to street art, mid and high density living to commercial buildings Bondi Junction has it all. Westfield Bondi Junction is the Westfield Group’s original flagship centre. It is home to over 370 specialty stores including David Jones, Myer, Target, Borders (for now), Harvey Norman, JB Hi Fi and Rebel Sport as well as close to a dozen luxury labels (Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Emporio Armani, Jimmy Choo, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Tumi, Georg Jensen, Max & Co). The Harbour Room helped revolutionize shopping centre dining with magnificent views of Sydney Harbour and quality cafes and restaurants.

Out on the streets in Bondi Junction and it is a different vibe to WBJ. The Oxford Street Mall is a pedestrian only mall that features a host of local retailers, chain stores, cafes and restaurants. Markets are held on the mall every Thursday through Saturday with twilight markets held on Fridays between October and March. As one of several ‘satellite CBDs’ in Sydney, Bondi Junction has a range of mid and highrise buildings however unlike the CBD proper most buildings have residential purposes over commercial uses.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #4
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Christmas in Martin Place by mr walker

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Martin Place by tariksur

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GPO Sydney by sachman75

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GPO Sydney by Harlz_

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Colonnade at GPO Sydney by brianapa

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Inside GPO Sydney - part of Westin Hotel lobby by nuFuzen

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Inside GPO Sydney - part of Westin Hotel lobby

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Dogs at Martin Place by bluntkrayon
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Feature Photos - Martin Place//

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Overseas Union Bank by sftrajan

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Commonwealth Bank Building & Fountain by mindy_w

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Inside the Commonwealth Bank Building by Tony Rodd

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Old banking chambers that frame Martin Place on George Street end by toolmantim

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No.14 Martin Place by sftrajan

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Crowds gather to watch P!nk perform on Sunrise by SunriseOn7

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Martin Place by emuu!!!

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Sunrise/Channel 7 Studio by cityofsound
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There really is nothing quite like Martin Place anywhere else in Australia.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 01:16 PM   #8
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ICONIC
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Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge by s1m0ne

MEMORABLE
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New Year's Eve Fireworks by superoni

BEAUTIFUL
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Eastern Beaches by At_The_Beach

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North Head in the Sydney Harbour National Park by Ilya Genkin

BUSTLING
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George Street by emmettanderson

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Sydney skyline from Darling Harbour by bad_doggy!

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George Street Apple Store by Christopher Chan

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Five Ways intersection in Paddington by jameshill

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Queen Victoria Building by Christopher Chan
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I love this thread
I havent found 1 bad photo
nice

Makes me want to go to Sydney so bad..
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I love this thread
I havent found 1 bad photo
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What an awesome thread. Great pics.
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I don't mind a thread dedicated to photos by others which have been acknowledged within the thread.

The Pink Concert on Sunrise was back in 2008. I remember watching a replay of it on 7HD around that time.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #13
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Since I am now officially a Sydneysider, I am able to post some of my own photos in this thread

I am particularly impressed with Palings Lane/Ash Street/Angel Place. And I'm excited by how much more the precinct can evolve into a happening network of laneways, both day and night.

Palings Lane has been rebuilt as part of the glitzy Ivy complex. It is lined by specialty stores such as Peter Alexander, Mimco, Elsewhere, Zimma Tailors, Brad Ngata Hair, T Bar and The Bottle Shop. Some of the stores open later than in other parts of the CBD. Here's a few pics

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Palings Lane by day

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And by night

Palings Lane feeds into Ash Street which runs parallel to George Street and is slowly evolving into Sydney's best laneway. The lane is home to a hair and beauty salon (Christopher Hanna) as well as the Ash Street Cellar and Felix (one hat 2012 SMH Good Food Guide). There is one vacant spot as part of the Ivy complex on Ash Street, which surryhills heard could be used as a patisserie. Until recently, the majestic 350 George Street building was home to a basement Dymocks store, however it has now closed. Thus an opportunity exists for up to 4 bars/cafes/restaurants to take up the space with two fronting Ash Street and the other two fronting George Street. This will only enhance Ash Street. Last night when I passed through Ash Street, Ivy's 'March in Merivale' Food Festival was on. Half a dozen stalls (by Merivale restaurants including Ash Street Cellar, El Loco, Felix and Sailors Thai) lined Ash Street with street food. Impressive stuff! Here's a few pics

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Ash Street by day

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Last night's food festival

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And again

Ash Street feeds into Angel Place. Angel Place is home to the City Recital Hall as well as the permanent art installation shown in the next couple of pics. Bird noises can also be heard when you walk beneath the cages. surryhills reported that 'China Town' (an offshoot of China Doll/China Beach) will open a restaurant on Angel Place, at the Recital Hall. Surryhills also mentioned Armani Dolci (the cafe branch of the Armani Empire) perhaps opening a cafe near their Emporio Armani/Giorgio Armani flagship stores, and an understated location on Angel Place could be a great location! Here's a few pics of the bird cages;

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In the longer term I'd love to see some more events like the Ivy Food Festival and pop up champagne bars/cafes in the network, even if only on a weekly basis. It allows patrons to escape the hustle and bustle of George Street and gives them a great option for a day or night out.

And here are some photos of Martin Place. Martin Place is going through a fundamental change as many of the big banks are relocating to bigger and newer offices in the CBD. As such the iconic Commonwealth Bank Money Box and its partner in crime (the other CBA Building) present exciting and unique opportunities for new uses. Cariad reported that he had heard Harry Winston is one of the potential tenants in the old banking chambers, and no doubt other luxury brands would be keen to aline themselves with some of the most impressive interiors in the land. Some pics;

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The conversion of Ash Street into a vibrant laneway has been so rapid. I remember just a few years ago before Ivy the only thing you'd find in that laneway was the Word Bookshop.

Replicating Melbourne's laneways will be very hard. Our layout of lanes is vastly different to Melbourne. In Melbourne they lead you somewhere. In Sydney another story...
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Replicating Melbourne's laneways will be very hard. Our layout of lanes is vastly different to Melbourne. In Melbourne they lead you somewhere. In Sydney another story...
I just hope all our laneways dont get the generic council street art aesthetic treatment by the SOC. I really like the grungy un treated looks of laneways with destination businesses in them like Shady pines, Love tilly devine, Baxter inn etc.

Temperance lane is the perfect example of a sydney laneway! It goes no where, but it has a destination business (Grasshopper), an off the grid feel, al fresco seating and a simple and not over done arty installation.

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