The corner of Kirketon Road and William Street is a rather bland, nondescript junction these days, not conducive to lingering.
But back in the 1950s it was a bustling corner and home to the original Bar Coluzzi:
This photograph, from the City of Sydney Archives, was taken in 1957 and shows Luigi Coluzzi standing in front of his eponymous cafe. Inside the darkened doorway sits Eleni Coluzzi.
I still find it hard to believe it is the same location in the contemporary photograph, but according to the archives, the photographer is standing on the corner Kirketon Road, looking down to Rosebank Street.
I again pulled out the old City Building Surveyor's maps to see what the corner once looked like from a geographical perspective, but the building must have been demolished prior to the building survey, as there is no trace of this row of shops, which also includes a laundrette, a bird shop and chemist.
SOURCE: City of Sydney Archives
And here's a glimpse of Bar Coluzzi as it is today:
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Darlinghurst NSW 2010
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