Being an old suburb, it also has one of Sydney’s oldest cemeteries, Camperdown Cemetery, located behind St Stephens Anglican Church.
I find cemeteries fascinating places to walk through, and this one is the oasis of the inner west. I can indulge in my love of big moreton bay fig trees.
It’s no longer in use, but retains a very restful atmosphere. I think the plaque below is a reference to the many paupers buried here in unmarked graves.
However, I didn’t find the grave of Eliza Emily Donnithorne, whose story may or may not have inspired Charles Dickens.
Newtown is one of Sydney’s earliest suburbs, so it’s not surprising that the architecture is very mixed, with an emphasis on repurposing.
We’re still trawling through last winter’s photos! Back in July, I took a bit of a walk through the inner-west suburb of Newtown, and this series is all about that walk.
The walk started out on busy King St, the hub of the suburb.
Lots of diverse events about the place, as you can see.
I didn’t stay on King St too long as the back lanes were far more interesting.
One last post on this theme. It’s pretty much winter now so I’d better get a move on! Walking back along the avenue in the opposite direction, you’re faced with the Illawarra Escarpment looming over the bare trees – and the setting moon.