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some classic pix of historic George street

1853






cnr grosvenor st




one of my favs




cnr Hunter street


cnr king street


classic pic
view from future Regent theatre site looking north between Park & bathurst streets 1871 (site of Sydney electricty op town hall)


cnr Martin place



cnr Bridge st
now Maccas






view from Waltons tower cupola 1960


the Rocks


cnr King st looking south




amazing back then you could see all way to UTS

 

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Nice work Cul! Buildings are quaint but rich in history and culture.
 

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amazing shots! Just a couple of observances:

1) picture one, does that say "black boy" on the building on the right? lol
2) picture two, is that a hearse infront of Adelsteins mens and boys wear?

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heres some i took late last year


















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the south of George st has some real stunning architecture

most of George st is obligitory 20m wide or 66ft/1 chain but there is 30m /100ft wide sections (south of hay street to railway sq).



Railway sq with Marcus Clarks










busy interestion of park & george sts



Church of st lawrence
 

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I just love George Street and this photo would have to be one of my favourites. It shows the Cathedral, Town Hall and the winderful ornamental tramway poles.

 

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^ looks like an old west town.lol
 

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bring back the trams!




1879 (clean up that shit)
 

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"Panoramic views from the top of Australia Square, Australia's tallest building in 1967"



checkout Central before tower was built-1906
 

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This is a great thread.I really like the pics with the trams rolling down George Street with the canyons of 12 story buildings.Im sure Sydney back then,when you compare it to other cities around the world was a bigger place than it is now.

In 1950 Sydney had just over 2 million people.This is comparable to alot of global cities back then.

Nowdays Sydney is comparable to cities only in the western world in size.
 

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anyone care to guess where this was on george st? take your time.lol
 

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I don't know but I wish it was still there :eek:(
 

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I am thinking at the very north of George street, north corner of George and Bridge or a bit futher towards the Rocks.
 

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it was on george street.alot south of bridge st
 
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