Monday, 27 April 2009
Elizabeth Street Sunday
From a bus shelter, Elizabeth St, on a very quiet Sunday afternoon. This is the heart of the city. In cities like Paris it would be teeming with people out walking at this time (3:27 pm) on a Sunday. The first time I went to Paris and was walking about on Sunday afternoon I thought there must be an "event" on because so many people suddenly appeared on the streets. And then I realised it was just singles, couples, and whole families out for a walk after completing their Sunday lunch. In Sydney, by contrast, most people live in the suburbs, and will be at home relaxing, maybe entertaining with a barbecue, or reading on the sofa, or out enjoying the waterways, beaches, parks.