Louise at www.52suburbs.com has been on a mission "to explore and photograph one new suburb a week for a year in search of the beauty in the 'burb." I twice lived in Sydney, many years ago now, never quite settling in or finding my niche. Hard to say quite why as it certainly possessed much to boast about and was wildly cosmopolitan in parts and diverse... with great cultural spots and ethnic enclaves, beaches and climate. It was always wonderful to visit though and finding new parts of this somewhat chaotic city to discover.
Probably the place where I felt most home were the ocean baths around Bronte and Clovelly. I enjoyed the egalitarian feel of these places... all ages, backgrounds, languages, BBQ aromas mingling... and the pleasure of summer visits to these beautiful aqua ocean pools built into rock platforms with waves crashing over the sides! Plus I have some wonderful friends living here - hello D and guys!
52 SUBURBS is a delightful blog that brings to light some of the Sydney magic and here are a few of Louise's shots (with kind permission) from Clovelly, suburb no 16.
Below: another side of Sydney I always loved to explore - also found at 52 suburbs if you click on cuisine.