Monday, 28 August 2006
What a pity this shop with the intriguing door handle is closed today...we'll have to come back tomorrow to see what's inside!
Never mind, there's still plenty to enjoy on a stroll along King St. It's a good day's walk if you do the full length, stopping for coffees and browsing shops along the way. Lots of second hand bookshops attract me.
One of the things I love most about Newtown is that EVERYONE is here - it isn't just representative of ONE group of people. There are oldtime residents, students, Goths, political activists, gays and lesbians (and yes, please feel free to walk hand in hand and show affection to your same-sex partner), young families with kids in trendy jogging strollers, Pacific Island immigrants (the Greeks and Turks of a previous generation having mainly moved on, but there is still the large Greek Orthodox church), conservative protestant Christian theologians from Moore College (who now own the building which when I was a student at Sydney Uni in the 1970s was a pub with the best beer garden - the White Horse) , public housing residents, famous right wing shock jocks (Alan Jones), people with electric blue of flourescent pink hair, the tattooed and pierced and dreadlocked....it's truly eclectic.