Newtown Street Art Part 2

May Lane in Newtown, Sydney

May Lane in Newtown, Sydney

Here is the second batch of my photos from my self-guided street art walking tour around Newtown, Sydney. These photos focus partly on May Lane, Sydney’s smaller answer to Melbourne’s Hosier Lane. The pieces aren’t as impressive as the ones in Melbourne, but they are abundant and colorful.

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Newtown Street Art Part 1

A mural in the Newtown area of Sydney

A mural in the Newtown area of Sydney

Sydney, like Melbourne has areas that are filled with awesome murals. Newtown, a neighborhood in the west of the city, is particularly known for its street art. I took an afternoon to walk around and take some photos. There were dozens of amazing pieces, including some by well known artists Peque and Crisp. I was disappointed though in the disrespect shown to the art – lots of murals were covered in scrawls and notes. I haven’t seen that to such a high degree in any other city.

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Prydden Brook Falls in the Paugassett Forest

Standing in front of Prydden Brook Falls

Standing in front of Prydden Brook Falls

I didn’t get to attend as many Meetup hikes with WCOA as I would have liked, but I did manage to join a Thursday evening hike in Newtown to the Prydden Brook Falls. It was the day after an epic rainstorm, so the falls were churning and the river was high. There were some beautiful flowers along the trail and the view of Lake Zoar was stunning. The Meetup group was pretty small – only 4 hikers and 2 dogs – but it was lovely company and the pace was exactly right.

All-in-all it was a wonderful, crisp day.

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