Thursday, August 20, 2009

expanding my horizons one suburb at a time



I've lived in Sydney for more than 30 years but I've never set foot in most of its 637 suburbs. 
Yowie Bay? Blair Athol? Canoelands?

Time to dust off the street directory, grab my camera and venture out into the great unknown. 

My plan? To nose around one new suburb every week for a year, in search of the beauty in the 
'burb. (Beauty in this case meaning old, original, retro, rusty, repurposed, nostalgic etc).

Sometimes I'll be familiar with the place but mostly it'll be suburbs I've never set foot in. I'm open 

to suggestion too - if you know of a suburb that's crying out for attention, let me know and I'll 
add it to the list.


I'm excited - like I'm about to visit a new city excited. Which in a funny way I am.

22 comments:

  1. Great project. Excellent photos.

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  2. Love it! Looking forward to following your progress!

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  3. Looking great so far! I'll be checking every week.

    Can I throw in a suggestion of Lilyfield? Most don't know it nuzzled there between Leichhardt and Annandale, but it has random long footbridges over parks, many cats and an almost rural-like smattering of small shops.

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  4. Your idea is so fantastic. If ever you are in Epping give me a bell.

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  5. Your quest reminds of this fellow:

    Alan, walking the streets of Sydney

    Very inspiring. Your photography is beautiful.

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  6. Your work is really inspiring, I am loving your blog. I'm also telling everyone I know to take a look.

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  7. what a brilliantly simple idea! your photos so far are so lovely. i can't wait to follow you around sydney....

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  8. Awesome idea! Reminds of my days in Cronulla a long time ago. Beautiful photography!

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  9. Hi Love the idea of your blog.
    I also live in Clovelly/Coogee, can not wait to see your photos of these suburbs too.
    Great photos by the way!

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  10. Beautiful work. I love the concept, very inspiring. Enjoy your year long adventure and I will enjoy following your photosteps. Wundarbar. x

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  11. Wow!! I have just discovered your Blog. What a wonderful idea! I can't wait to see which suburb is next.

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  12. Come to Seaforth! :)

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  13. I'm so happy to discover your blog !
    Brilliant concept and delectable pictures that make me wish once I will visit Sydney !!

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  14. Interesting project. Good luck with it.

    Try to include Eastwood and Marsfield as one of your suburbs to photograph. Marsfield has the historic Curzon Hall. Eastwood has some beautiful federation homes.

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  15. You and your work are amazing. Your juxtapositions are wonderful and I love the way you look at details. I'm definately following your project! If you hold an exhibition at the end let me know.

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  16. Ingenious idea and gorgeous photos - hope you visit the Epping/Eastwood area soon (or the quiet streets in between which are a little close to home, if you know what I mean :P)

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  17. I was also reminded of the late Alan Waddell when reading about your quest. I love your photos, and I'm voraciously catching up on what I've missed since discovering your blog today. So many of your shots are exactly what I take too when I'm in Sydney on holidays...details, glimpses and patterns. :)

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  18. Fiona - Hello Alan Waddell up there in the heavens! What a great thing to do. Thanks for reminding us all about his wonderful project.

    Louise

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  19. Why haven't I heard of this until now? Gorgeous photos, and a silly question. Which camera did you use?

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