Surry Hills Update

Living so close to the Sydney Cricket Ground, I’m always consciously aware of when there’s a major sporting event or concert occurring: Cleveland Street turns into a carpark, and the pubs of Devonshire Street are always full (especially for the Sydney Test) as people make their way to and from the SCG. Back in the […]

Let’s Love Life

Though I can’t be sure it’s his work, I’m pretty confident this is the work of a guy called Matt. (I saw him earlier in the night, ahead of this being created, and knowing the way he works, I’m sure it’s him). Matt is a homeless guy who has lived on-and-off in my neighbourhood over […]

Surry Hills Light Rail Update

They’ve been “testing” the new light rail (trams) in Surry Hills for about three months now. Though infrequent at the beginning, I live close enough to the tracks to notice the “ding ding” sounds have become more frequent. At night, sometimes they’ve been as regular as every ten to fifteen minutes. The rumble of the […]

Love Your Neighbour

For the last couple of years, you may recall my involvement in a local story-telling project called “Surry Hills and Valleys“. There’s four of us involved. The main drivers are Tim (with his photographs) and Karina (reaching out to people for their stories). Astra and I contribute with text, ideas, and the website. Karina is […]