Monthly Archives: July 2014

Placemaking: Hunter Street Mall

Hunter Street Mall is perhaps the best example of place making in Newcastle. It has evolved organically over decades via a curious mixture of circumstances. A bit of a recap: the Mall was created from a few blocks of eastern … Continue reading

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Plus fours cycling pants

How to make a pair of plus fours from long pants… I had a pair of black dress pants which would make ideal plus fours, or pedal pushers, for the Tweed Ride: they are tighter at the waist, holding them … Continue reading

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Placemaking: comparing Beaumont St and Darby St

Both these streets have become “places”, through the growth of cafés and popular eateries as well as a variety of boutique stores. They are also both strip shopping streets for local inner city suburbs and both have a clearly demarcated … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Newcastle: Bank Corner

I’ve become increasingly interested in placemaking here, in observing the different local places that have become earmarked as such and wondering how they have become “places” and why some places are more successful than others. The areas I’m most interested … Continue reading

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How I’d restore my Speedwell now

I took this photo of the Speedwell last week and it’s prompted me to think about how I’d do things differently if I were restoring it again. The Brooks B67S aged leather saddle has been perfect. It has worn in … Continue reading

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New shared path in Adamstown Heights/Kotara

This is the start of the new shared path that connects Fernleigh Track with Westfield Kotara and the shopping complexes surrounding it.  It crosses Park Avenue in this photo. This is from the other side of the street, looking back … Continue reading

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