Empty streets during these times and over the summer holidays let me able to stroll around more. I had not really noticed some of these places below before. Really noticed. There’s something so retro, haunting, glam and hidden.
I guess these places are now historical after having played such a big scene within Sydney in their lifetime.
Kelly’s Discount Books on George Street. I can’t remember when this book store was actually open. Maybe about 10 years ago yet it still remains decked out with faded posters and faded book covers. What Audrey would have seen, once a traffic nightmare, George St here is now pedestrianised with trams running up and down.
The Grace Building Neo gothic heritage listed building that was built in the late 1920s and opened in 1930 by the Grace Brothers as their headquarters. Grace Brothers was a department store chain which was bought and rebranded by Myer. It’s currently The Grace Hotel.
Old Train Timetable at the Powerhouse Museum Not that old if I can remember something similar when I was still at school.
Comic Kingdom The store opened in 1986 and closed its doors in 2016, however is still there today in 2022.
Sir John Young Hotel on George St Potentially a casualty of 2020, this pub is now closed but sports these old school tiling on columns outside.
Bank of Australasia Building I realise now that as I am writing this that this is a side view of the building. Built in 1904 in a Federation Romanesque style, this heritage listed building is now owned by Paspaley.
General Post Office, Martin Place Constructed between 1866-1891, this neo classic sandstone building was previously the headquarters of Australia Post but now contains cafes, restaurants and bars.