Okay, this is another mini-post. I promise my next one will be exploring a house in depth. The upside is, it takes you through Elizabeth Bay – one of my absolute favourite suburbs. I always feel good when I’m there. It manages to be close to everything cool while also retaining an affluent, serene vibe, which puts it in direct contrast to its rowdy neighbour, Potts Point. It has kooky little corner stores that have been there for decades and make amazing bacon and egg rolls. There are views of the harbour. It’s lined with old, company title apartment blocks stacked full of people paying a premium to live in one of Sydney’s nicest and most convenient spots. And you can stumble over to Gazebo, Fratelli Paradiso and a host of other awesome places with minimal fuss.
These photos were taken in Darlinghurst through to Elizabeth Bay. The terrace photos are from the Darlinghurst side; the character apartments are in Lizzy Bay. There aren’t many houses there, although I did blog about one pretty notable one in the past.
The contrast between Elizabeth Bay and the Cross, which is mere footsteps away, is remarkable. Those who live in the precinct know that the undesirable aspects of the Cross are localised in a particular zone. Elizabeth Bay seems to avoid all of the trouble, which means its residents are able to enjoy the various delights of one of Sydney’s primary dining/drinking districts while also getting to live somewhere that’s just plain special.
So enjoy the pictures. I’d regale you with more property information, but this post is really just about enjoying what you see, since that’s what I was doing when I took the snaps.