Sydney’s Unique (Architectural) Style

Sydney has its own style – of architecture that is.  This post is going to be about architecture-I’ll save a bitchy Mr. Blackwell-style rant on some of the bad fashion I’ve seen here for later.

It’s not just monuments like the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, rather there are a few neighbourhoods with a distinct local style.  Both Glebe and Paddington consists of houses that look like Victorian London was transported to the tropics.  The houses come in two types: two story row houses with iron work…

…and cute little cottages, some of which look like gingerbread houses:

Most of the buildings were built in the 1880’s and they give the neighbourhoods great character (and now sell for millions…).  Here are a couple of examples of the detail in that ironwork: