around the suburb looking at the amazing street art, architecture and people.
You can see some of the images (mostly phone at this point) uploaded to the event.
Shortly after the start the usual breaking up into the slow meanderers and the power walkers happened. The power walkers burnt out early and headed off for an early dinner. Marg and I were kicked out of a church but not before photographing the windows.
We had a few late comers, most of which caught up with us eventually and joined the walk. The walk included a lot of different genres this time including urbex, street art, performing art, stores and of course Ninja Monkeys.
Who would ever have expected to find a Sydney Harbour Bridge kit in a store named Reclaimed. This place is a photographer's paradise.
robot in action in a video. Great fun little wind up toys. The hands are Hanna's.
You'll see him pop up in a few of the images from the walk after I process them from my camera. I've not thought of his name yet - what do you reckon? Got a suggestion? I'm sure he'll be along on more photowalks along with the lego Mario from Trace Mclean and soft toy Mario from Marc Bradshaw.
A spot of urbex (Urban Exploration) around the old Abbotsford Brewery site (what's left of it) revealed interesting art installations including this colourful painted tree and junk within a walled area. The area is almost completely closed off but is accessible from the pay carpark off Robert St. Quite an interesting experience.
The old towers that once contained malt, barley and hops used for making the once famous Abbots Lager now stand derelict and empty. Various brave souls have climbed the internal workings and offered their tags to the world. Some colourful and interesting. Others plan and boring like Sync here who had to have hung from a rope to paint these massive letters.
The market is great place to stop by for a beer and nibbles. A little pricey at the bar at $9.50 for a pint of a name beer but tolerable. Interesting art installations and the hope tree.
The Sullivans was filmed in this pub. Staffed by very friendly people with some good solid comfort food. The chicken parma was great with actual meat, generous cheese and sauce. Really nice.
It was absolutely fantastic to catch up with the regulars and meet some of the new people on this smaller more sociable walk.