An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

Do you like Ashfield ? How about Canterbury? Well do I have the suburb for you.  Ashbury

Another Brick in the Wall: Ashbury

Do you like Ashfield? How about Canterbury? Well do I have the suburb for you. 


Ashbury, as you may expect, is a suburb sitting between Ashfield and Canterbury. It was probably named by the same guy who named The Great Sandy Desert. I entered from neighbouring Croydon Park,

and got started on the residential streets.
At first glance, this isn't too different from the other "central Sydney" suburbs I'd just been walking through. Some pretty but modest older houses,

the kind of brickwork, pillars and white railings that scream "post-war migration from the Mediterranean",
and a perfectly acceptable streetscape. 
The route I'd chosen took me up this long and straight street (past the entirely featureless building on the corner)
with nice footpaths and good trees, 
and this house with trimmings. 
Otherwise, things are more or less as previously described,
with perhaps a couple more creative uses for brick - what a bannister. 
After passing the New Zealand embassy, 
two disgruntled houses, 
and this painted duo I found pleasing, 
I headed towards my first (and perhaps only) point of interest in the great land of Ashbury,
via this post-modern house. Snazzy. 
The spot was Peace Park,
a fairly large patch of grass,
on a hill,
with a brick square for the Ashbury Communist Party to hold military marches, 
a kids playground, 
and this thing. 
That thing turned out to be Peace Park Observation Tower, which means you can actually climb up top, 
and get a pretty sweet view of the park and surrounding suburbs. 
An excellent park. 
Bizarrely, despite this park having such a large footprint, you can't actually travel "through the park", and I had to backtrack the way I came to continue my quest. 
As you can see, I was starting to run low on sun and I still had a suburb to go today, so I had to hustle, taking the street that would lead to my next suburb. 
On the way, services of the yesteryear,
more brick, this time in street form,
and a local cafe which happened to mark the southern border of Ashbury. 
Ashbury: They like their brick. 


  1. You made it! I live near here. First Street Pantry and other local cafes sell honey from Ashbury Public School's mini-farm. Second Street is known for its over-the-top Christmas decorations, but that's largely been put on hold this year.

    Peace Park used to be a brick pit, so yes, Ashbury likes its brick.

  2. "It was probably named by the same guy who named The Great Sandy Desert."...hilarious. I'm sharing this to facebook!

  3. Love this blog! Two disgruntled houses .....:)