Thursday March 1 - Waiting at Poos on Sticks
This is a blog post dedicated to all the lovely readers who once called Darlinghurst home, but now live in far-flung places and still yearn for the lights, sights and smells of the 2010 and 2011 postcodes.
I know you enjoy seeing pictures of your old neighbourhood and I've been taking plenty of them through the Instagram application, but unfortunately it's quite elitist and only available to people with smart-phones.
The good thing about Instagram is that it takes pictures in the Hasselblad-style square format, so even if they are crap, they look slightly professional.
Here is a collection of my autumn ramblings through the neighbourhood.
Thursday March 1 - The Coca-Cola sign from the Kings Cross Hotel
Thursday March 1 - Kings Cross Hotel, level one veranda
Thursday March 1 - Shady Pines Saloon bar, Foley Street
Thursday March 1 - Street art, Foley Street
Saturday March 3 - Night out in a phone booth, Kings Cross Road.
I know exactly who left behind this liquor stash, because I see him nearly everyday with the same condiments. He looks a bit like Ernest Hemingway, so that's what I call him.
I fear he'll come to an equally tragic end as his namesake because he also has a chronic alcohol problem. I often see him passed out on the footpath. What to do?
Wednesday March 7 - Street art, Foley Street
Thursday March 8 - Full moon from my kitchen window
Thursday March 15 - Early morning Cafe Hernandez, Kings Cross Road
Sunday March 18 - Street art ant, Crown Street, Woolloomooloo
Sunday March 18 - Veranda security, Crown Street, Woolloomooloo
Sunday March 18 - Ruby's kitchen wall, Darlinghurst
Sunday March 18 - Street art, Llankelly Place, Kings Cross
Thursday March 29 - Sunrise study from the Rushcutters Bay footbridge
Saturday March 31 - What Bird is That? mural, Nickson Street, Surry Hills
Monday April 2 - Brand new wands for the El Alamein Fountain, Kings Cross
Tuesday April 3 - Lucky 13 door and Tim Storrier burning log print at Darlinghurst Medical Centre, Victoria Street
Thursday April 5 - Dawn at Barnett Lane, East Sydney
Thursday April 5 - Beautiful and practical signage, Barnett Lane, East Sydney
Friday April 6 - Dog in a window, King Street Gallery on William
Saturday April 7 - Deals in the sky from my bathroom window
Monday April 9 - I Saw, Kirketon Road, Darlinghurst
Tuesday April 10 - One of my favourite buildings at dusk, corner of Forbes and Burton streets
Thursday April 12 - Leaning bollard at Chard Steps, William Street
Saturday April 14 - Autumn clouds
Saturday April 14 - Artist Rod McRae's vicious fawn, King Street Gallery on William
Saturday April 14 - Saturday night, Kings Cross
Sunday April 15 - Visit from Ralf, the neighbourhood cat
Sunday April 15 - Marvellous red flowering 38-year-old clerodendrum splendens at Robert's house on Caldwell Street
Wednesday April 18 - Caitlin Shearer's Cat Lady watercolour at World Bar, Bayswater Road, Kings Cross
Wednesday April 18 - Couple in the rain, Victoria Street
Saturday April 21 - The Darlinghurst Road strip was closed for a police investigation after a group of teenagers allegedly stole a car and mounted the footpath at 3am.
The police gave chase and shot and injured two of the teenagers.
After the police tape was pulled down, I walked along the strip and it was incredible.
The council cleaners had not yet arrived and there was rubbish, vomit and piss everywhere.
There was also a large patch of thick sticky blood, which I nearly trod in.
Tuesday May 1 - Fliers saying, "Is this your cat?" were plastered all over the neighbourhood. They have since been removed, so presumably the ownership of the cat has been settled.
Monday May 16 - Darlinghurst Road street art. This woman, who also appears in Llankelly Place, has replaced the dalmatian artwork on the wall of the Darlo Bar. Yesterday when I went by, tourists were photographing themselves next to it. Cute.
Tuesday May 17 - Dawn moon, the no man's land end of Ward Avenue
Tuesday 24 May - Ramp at dawn, the no-man's land end of Ward Avenue
Tuesday 24 May - Morning cloud from the Rushcutters Bay footbridge