One of the areas less explored in my books is The Rocks, Sydney. It feels like one of those hidden gems tucked away into the corners of the city, only excruciatingly, thousands and thousands of steps away from my usual whereabouts.
Luckily, I had a reason to visit last Wednesday and just like last time, I was transfixed on everything I saw.
The Rocks is beautifully kept and rich in history. I learnt that the Gadigal used to occupy the land here, it was considered a slum in the 2oth century, caused an outbreak of the bubonic plague and housed many convicts. It was later taken over by the government and it saw large reformations to become what it is today.
Many traditional elements are retained in the variety of cafes, restaurants, pubs, art shops and craft stores. I find it vintage yet modern and it always holds an air of class and luxury. It is a place that appeals with its brickwork and design and a spot where you can gaze upon the harbour along with 2 of Sydney’s greatest landmarks.
Definitely need to spend more time getting lost here.