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Friday, 29 June 2012

Day 181/366

Palmer Street Darlinghurst

I have a fascination with doors.
This one particularly appealed to me tonight, at the East Village Hotel, where we had an impromptu dinner with Youngest Son who turns twenty five today.

It was a nice way to end a very busy last business day of financial year from work too.
As I work in a membership based institution, there was, as always, a last minute rush to get those payments in before June 30 so as to claim an extra tax dollar!


By the way, I couldn't fault the food in this establishment's dinning room.

Also, the Hotel claims to have links with Sydney's notorious Tilly Devine.

Previously known as the Trademan's Arms, it was in the heart of Sydney's Gangland (during the 1920s and 1930s).

In the early 50s I was born just 650 metres away, around the corner in Crown Street Women's Hospital.  Throughout my life I used to take great delight in telling people that I was born in Woolloomoolo. 

This may not be technically correct but who's not to say that fifty years ago it may have well have been Woolloomoolo.

Anyway, I'm hoping that by the time I came into the world, the area had lost its reputation of ill-repute and had become a little more genteel.

Today, Crown Street is a trendy place to reside, with a multitude of eateries, and an ultra-modern library (in Surry Hills).

Crown Street Women's Hospital building is heritage listed and has been refurbished and leased.


  1. Love the door!! Thats some word Woolloomooloo!

  2. Incredible how things change over time isn't it? hee hee Woolloomooloo is a weird word for those who haven't heard it before... you did well spelling it ;-)

    Sounds like a nice way to celebrate after a busy day and end of financial year and I too like that red door :p


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