Tuesday, February 7, 2012

sydney- beyond the opera house and harbour bridge.

over new years, while Michael was in Japan, i went to Sydney. rather than only doing the touristy sites (e.g. the Habour Bridge) i travelled out to the suburbs. i met some wonderful people in Newtown and went to some amazing vintage stores. definitely a highlight of my trip!
for those from Melbourne, 'King St' in Newtown was similar to 'Brunswick St' in Fitzroy.
if you're ever in Sydney and want a good shop check it out.
i took my photos on 35mm film because i was worried that my SLR wouldn't be secure enough in our accommodation. but also because i love using film! it's so genuine and no one can ask you to edit out their wrinkles, or lazy eyes. you also get such a surprise when it gets developed.
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down 'High St' we came across a great little oppie- St Vinnies. What pleasantly surprised me was that all the volunteers were in their 20's and sporting their own unique styles. This girl was one of them and i just had to take her photo in the store. i think it's great getting younger volunteers as it starts to diminish the idea that oppies are only 'old people' stores. when actually more and more young people flock there everyday.

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this guy caught our eyes immediately. not only because he had his own distinct punk style but because he was carrying his pet snake. after introducing ourselves we discovered it was Adam and his snake Anton.
it was a photo that was just begging to be taken!
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just left of the Newtown train station and about a 5 minute walk was the local red cross oppie. except it wasn't a normal one, it looked like a proper vintage store. i just loved how they'd rejuvenated the place and i ended up finding floral, high waisted, 'boomer' shorts. i also met this girl in there who was wearing the cutest outfit. her shorts are from a shop called 'Cream'. if you're ever in Surry Hills or Newtown check it out, it's simply AMAZING. remade vintage items for reasonable prices. i bought vintage shirts for $32 each and my bf bought leather shoes for $50. bargain!
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i also travelled to 'Paddington' for the markets and the well known 'Oxford St'.
again for Melbournians this street is similar to 'Chapel St'.
there were great vintage finds at the market (such as the vintage plastic watches above and old school sunnies below) and high end fashion down the street.
well worth the visit.
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we also came across a little side street just off Oxford St: 'William St'.
If you can imagine...50 terrace houses lining the road and each one being a boutique shop. It was a unique sight and we just had to check it out. Many of the houses were top brands, like '
Nudie Jeans Co.' and others were little vintage stores.

it just goes to show, Sydney's more than just high rise buildings and tourist attractions!
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32 comments:

  1. It sounds like so much fun! I wish I could get the opportunity one day to visit Sydney (:

    There are so many places I'm keen on visiting that I haven't been able to yet! <3 Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  2. Love your blog. Beautiful photos. Following your blog.

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  3. Wow! Being a Melbournian, I have to admit I'm pretty biased but this blog post may have changed me! Melbourne is of course still far superior, but it might be worth a trip to Sydney some time soon. Love your blog xx

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  13. love these photos

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  30. Now I have even more reasons to visit Australia.... the style is amazing! I love the girl's floral shorts, wish there was a "Cream" around here! And I just love how your photos are taken, the 35mm film is great, it gives it such a more unique look! Now following you, looking forward to seeing more posts! :) Would you like to follow each other?

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