“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness,
starving hysterical naked,dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,
Angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night…”
– Allen Ginsberg, Howl (1955)
This wall mural is not only eye-catching, it is also thought-provoking with that spiel from the great Allen Ginsberg.
I quite like this small strip as not only does it have this killer mural, it also has this wonderful old chapel across the road which creates a great backstreet vibe.
In case you wanted to see it yourself, here are the Google Map coordinates. It may not be as good as the being in Station Street Newtown, but this virtual tour is close enough – and don’t forget to rotate the view to see the old chapel.
A few streets away lies this uber-cool house, which stops traffic with its rustic walls (well, the house at least stopped me).
About Street Walks
Street Walks is a series of posts capturing the colourful streets of Sydney’s inner west. I will develop this series to include other areas around Sydney, and possibly touch on other subjects.
I’m here to listen to any shout outs in the comments below.