the sydney siege that happened at martin place recently leading up to christmas broke my heart, and many others. i've been living here for 9 years now so sydney is my home. on another note, i am all but amazed and proud of the #illridewithyou initiative that came up from the community during this tragedy. it shows a great example of what our real society is about and should be built upon.
as a tribute, i just wanted to share with you some amazing photos of sydney cbd in the old days. it was a beautiful city then and now, and always will be.
|st andrew's cathedral and town hall, taken circa 1900|
|george st haymarket, taken circa 1900|
|martin place, 1913|
|angel place, 1930, sam hood|
|flower stalls at martin place, 1934, harold cazneaux|
|town hall and queen victoria building, 1935, harold cazneaux|
|railway square, 1945|
|harbour bridge and royal botanic garden, 1963, ern mcquillan|
all photos are sourced from nsw state library of nsw flickr and powerhouse museum flickr. i spent hours looking and digging into these old photos, they are amazing!
this is my last post for 2014. hope you all have had a wonderful christmas with your loved ones and i wish you all the joy, peace and happiness. let's be kind to each other and stay safe.