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Monday, 2 April 2018

Monday Mural - Olde world Sydney

Another mural I found in Sydney, when I visited in February this year.
Located at 155 George Street (possibly Australia's first street, built by the convicts) I found it when we were walking to The Rocks suburb.
The mural painted on the side of a building depicts an old street that existed there -Brown Bear Lane, changed to Little Essex Street  in the 1890's- that led to one of the most notorious pubs in the early 19th century - The Black Dog Hotel (1804–1848).
Described as a place "where the soldiers and ex-convicts used to meet and often settle their little differences by aid of fist cuffs".
The lane disappeared around the 1920's when most of this area was demolished in preparation for the development of the Harbour Bridge, and the Black Dog Hotel also disappeared.





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31 comments:

  1. ...nice bit of history.

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  2. Nice find, and it shows a bit of history.

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  3. It's great that a mural has been used to remind us of what went before

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    1. Thanks Debbie, a bit of history in a mural is interesting.

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  4. That's a really good one. I love it. It looks like it was painted by using a photo.

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    1. Thanks Andrew, I thought so too...

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  5. I love this one. I remember you telling us about this area when you were there a month or so ago. What got me was the beautiful blank and white mural set against the colorful street marker. In a way, it was a perfect juxtaposition.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. That's right I mentioned "the rocks" on a previous post, lovely area. Glad you enjoyed the mural.

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  6. That is nice done, looks almost like a real old street scene.

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    1. Yes when I looked at it it was a bit confusing at first, lol.

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  7. That is great! It looks like you could walk right into it!

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  8. Oh, Sami!! That one is REALLY impressive. I think I like it best of all you've shown.

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    1. Thanks Jeanie, glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. It's neat that the historical view is shown here.

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  10. Wow, now that is some kind of story and mural!
    Very interesting!

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    1. Thanks Iris, I enjoyed the story behind it too.

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  11. That is a totally convincing painting, it is like a photo, I love it!
    Hope you are enjoying your trip.
    Wren x

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    1. Thanks Wren. Yes, we're having a great time.

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  12. Black and white is ideal for the mural.

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    1. You're quite right William, it really suits the mural.

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  13. Dearest Sami,
    Yes, sadly, so much of the early history has been demolished in Australia... This is at least something!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Quite true Mariette, it's only in recent times that there's been a movement to preserve old buildings.

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  14. What an awesome mural depicting an era long gone. I love the history of the steet -- built by convicts. Cool!

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