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Sydney Road, Brunswick

February 12, 2010

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Sydney Road is the beating heart of Brunswick. Although it proudly lays claim to being Melbourne’s longest continuous shopping strip, its sheer length can sometimes be a curse as shoppers struggle with the logistical challenge of traversing the road. At the moment, the strategy that’s being used is to compartmentalise the road into several distinct […]

Ray, Brunswick

July 25, 2009

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Brunswick, on Melbourne‚Äôs inner north has long been overshadowed by the more artsy Fitzroy and the very Italian Carlton, despite arguably having the highest concentration of specialty groceries, Middle Eastern bakeries and a plethora of restaurants serving Turkish, Afghan, Lebanese and Greek cuisine. This could be due to the sheer long stretch of Sydney Road, […]

La Paloma, Brunswick

July 15, 2009

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Tucked away on an anonymous spot on Albert Street, a few steps shy of the traffic rush descending upon Sydney Road, La Paloma is like a little slice of Buenos Aires in bohemian Brunswick. Housed in a building that looks like it has seen better days, distressed walls with patches of stripped paint, weathered door […]

Damascus for Munchers

March 18, 2009

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The Old City of Damascus is essentially a tangled network of alleyways criss-crossing and snaking through buildings patched up and conjured through centuries of trade and human settlement. This medieval city feels more like a village that has completely outgrown itself, with no planning or consideration for later, modern inventions such as the private automobile. […]

A Rather Tantalizing Act

March 14, 2009

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I usually spend the better part of my weekend late-mornings still asleep, oblivious to the hustle and bustle of those industrious people who wake up at 8 am for a run at the park, a hearty weekend breakfast with friends or grocery shopping at the market. If I feel productive I might while away the […]