Posts Tagged ‘Sydney Streets’

Elder son, Matt. (Whoops, already done Matthew St in Crows Nest! #favouritechild?? LOL)

Such a range of houses around St Ives. Rundown bungalows strewn with rubbish, huge houses with manicured gardens, even old houses with horses in the adjoining paddock (2 horses on a block, probably about $1million per horse!)



Robyn Ave, Belfield

Posted: February 19, 2018 in Sydney Streets

Set among some beautifully maintained streets and houses, 7 families call the quiet cul-de-sac of Robyn Ave “home.”

Belfield, midway between Belmore and Ashfield, home to people from all over the world.

Great little cafe at the local shops… Brick Lane N12 espresso wine bar.

Samuel St, Ryde

Posted: February 19, 2018 in Sydney Streets

Sam is my sister Catherine’s eldest.

Samuel St is a cul-de-sac that has easy pedestrian access to Blaxland Rd and Top Ryde, but is very quiet and quite secluded

Our friend Jeanette lived here when she lived in Sydney. Sold – no doubt for a unit development.


Matthew St, Crows Nest

Posted: January 26, 2018 in Sydney Streets

Matthew St is tucked down the bottom of Crows Nest, near the Warringah Freeway.

Nearby is the St Thomas’ Rest Park, a historic park and cemetery where the likes of Wollstonecraft, Milton, Berry, Pymble and Blue are buried.

Thomas St, Croydon

Posted: January 16, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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Thomas is our youngest son.
Thomas St runs from Liverpool Rd near Ashfield shops to The Strand at Croydon; The Strand being a traditional strip shopping village near Croydon Station.
Croydon is an older suburb and so has an interesting mix of old houses – some renovated, others ready for a lick of paint and a few that will likely be bulldozed in the near future.

Thomas St
Croydon NSW 2132

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Emily is our oldest daughter.
Emily St, not far The Forum at Leichhardt. Pretty little street. (And as an aside, hasn’t The Forum changed in the past 10 years? I remember taking the kids there and it was a thriving Italianate courtyard packed with restaurant goers creating a real buzz. Now it’s all a bit sad; virtually deserted, shops up for lease etc.)

On a walk in the surrounding streets it’s evident of the haphazard way some of these older streets and suburbs were settled and grew… some terraces have rear (dunny lane) access, others a side passage, others no access to the old privy at all. Shop fronts scattered through the residential areas, larger houses (the original estate house?) with generous yards. Really interesting.

Emily St
Leichhardt NSW 2040

emily st leichhardt