Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sunset on Paddo

Paddington, Paddo for those who love the place, is a suburb east of Sydney renown for its Victorian terrace houses. Built in the late 1800s, these houses typically display a minuscule garden at the front, a small yard at the back, two storeys and elaborate iron lace balconies. Originally home of the middle classes, they often were in a derelict state when people started restoring them in the 1960's. Today they are extremely fashionable and reach impressive heights on the real estate market. I wouldn't buy one because they tend to be dark inside, but still I love the way the wrought iron lace is stenciled onto the facade by the setting sun here. The street is quiet and very peaceful, how not to love Paddo?

6 comments:

Shadrach said...

Beautiful! Great shot.

Meg Nakagawa said...

Nice! I love looking at houses in Paddington.

Felicia said...

Looks so romantic. The lighting is just perfect.

Zsolt72 said...

I like very much the weak sunset colors. It has so calm athmosphere.

James said...

I love the grillwork.

John - Melbourne said...

Lovely shot Nathalie with great light and shade. Well done.