I’ve paced these streets for years and still find something new every time. Whilst there are my old favourites that have been there since when our mother took us to her favourite places, there are always new things to discover.
Tessuti Fabrics is always a great place to browse beautiful fabrics but if you’re not into that then go around the corner to Published Art. This bookshop specialises in art and design books. There are also some great street installations in the area that have popped up since I was last down there.
The newly redeveloped $9 million face lift to Prince Alfred Park swimming pool is worth checking out. It has quickly become a community focal point. The pool was desgined by Neeson Murcott Architects and the surrounding park was also upgraded. Not far from the park on Broadway is one of the largest mixed use residential projects in Australia, Central Park.
“The Frasers Broadway project represents a significant investment in the Sydney economy. This $2 billion project, extending across 5.8 hectares of inner Sydney, will create dwellings for approximately 2,500 new residents and workspace for 5,400 workers. Up to 1200 construction jobs will be created by the development.”
After all that I’m exhausted and head up to the other end of Surry Hills, to check out what’s on at Object Australian Design Centre Gallery. To finish off I then go to the Christophers (Greek) Cake Shop and Ocello Cheese Shop to get some sourdough bread and cheese for lunch.