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Newtown Walk – Part 5

We’ll end the series with some interesting details from the walk.

Cafes are a big part of Newtown and you can choose to sit at one of 100 or so in the area. Always sit by the window as there’s always something interesting to look at.

Newtown Walk

And there are also lots of interesting shops to browse too. This one is from a second-hand shop specialising in antiques – a grouping one does not ordinarily see.

Newtown Walk

Newtown Walk – Part 4

What makes Newtown very striking these days is the proliferation of street art.

Newtown Walk

It’s everywhere from the main to the back streets.

Newtown Walk

I like it a lot. As well as brightening the suburb up, it deters much of the vandals and gives Newtown’s substantial creative community much needed exposure.

Newtown Walk

Newtown Walk

Newtown Walk

It makes for an interesting walk, I think. Turn a corner, and you can come across touching tributes like this.

Newtown Walk

Newtown Walk

Newtown Walk

Newtown Walk – Part 3

Being an old suburb, it also has one of Sydney’s oldest cemeteries, Camperdown Cemetery, located behind St Stephens Anglican Church.

Newtown Walk

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.

Newtown Walk

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.

Newtown Walk

However, I didn’t find the grave of Eliza Emily Donnithorne, whose story may or may not have inspired Charles Dickens.