An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

This inner-city suburb I can only assume is named after the Disney duo, Chip 'n' Dale.  Chippendale Chippendale is just a short...

We name things after New York: Chippendale

This inner-city suburb I can only assume is named after the Disney duo, Chip 'n' Dale. 


Chippendale is just a short road-cross away from my previous suburb of Ultimo.

One of the first things anybody notices in Chippendale is the very unique Central Park. Not to be confused with New York City's Central Park, Sydney's Central Park is a small shopping centre with apartments above it, and it's draped in plants. It's a bit more Singapore than Sydney, but I think it's rad. 

If Sydney's going to keep getting denser (and it is), this is the type of building I'd love to see more of.

I crossed Broadway (Sydney, not New York) to properly enter the suburb upstream from this picture (or is it downstream? It's the side closer to the city.)

Strolling up the road, back towards Central Park, it's a stretch to call this anything other than part of the CBD really. It was pretty quiet today, but the footpath was still full of the usual bustle of the city.

I do find it funny that this hotel has named itself "Posh Hotel" (at the time of writing this, the online reviews suggest that this place isn't so posh if I'm to be honest). 
To get to one of Chippendale's main attractions, I turned off Broadway and onto a narrow street paved with bricks.

From this small street, you enter a slightly discreet fence to enter Spice Alley (not to be confused with one of my older posts at Wentworthville).

Spice Alley is Chippendale's take on the Singaporean hawker centre. 

All that actually means is that it's an open air food court.

Spice Alley has a small collection of Asian eateries, and does make for a nice place to sit and enjoy a casual meal. 

To be completely honest, it's a little more hipster than hawker to me, but I think it's pretty cool regardless. 

I exited Spice Alley through a narrow alleyway and took a stroll through some very modern apartments.

This leads to the back side of Central Park. 

Part of the reason I like Central Park is this park which sits behind it (it's more of a square patch of grass but still). Here, you'll find people sitting and enjoying our Aussie sun. 

You often also find folks with small and fluffy dogs here, but sadly not today.

Interestingly, just next door is this very contrasting building, offering a glimpse into this suburb's industrial past. Unfortunately, it looks like this building does not have much time left in this world. 

I continued my stroll in the streets behind Central Park to see what I could see see see.

The White Rabbit Art Gallery is located here. It's free to enter and there is a different Asian style contemporary art exhibition every six months (they sell some pretty decent tea and dumplings too!)

Chippendale also boasts some top shelf street names. It's not easy being a 12 year old in an adult's body.

The streets on this side of Chippendale tell a very different story to the ultra-modern Central Park and surroundings. 

Here, I saw a gentrifying inner-city suburb with an industrial past. 

It's got all the trademarks: terraced houses,

a cafe with literally no signage outside,

and a billboard for ethical investing.

I have no idea what this thing is, but it's cool.

I had a train to catch so I started to make my way back to Central Station.

On the way I passed Mortuary Station. Mortuary Station is a disused train station which once took funeral trains to Rockwood Cemetery, out west.

Now it's just an interesting looking building.

Chippendale: A fantastic juxtaposition of Sydney-new and Sydney-old.