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?