I had been into the city the day before to have a leisurely wander around the library - which was shut - and take some happy snaps of "stuff" seen around town.
Susannah Place Museum is a gem of a find. It's a small row of working class terrace houses with a little corner shop, that was built in 1844, and was continually occupied until 1990. It's open 7 days a week and can only be seen through a tour (inside photos not allowed). However the tour is wonderful. Full of information about the terrace and of the families who occupied them. Across the road is the Big Dig. An archeological site where once stood tenement houses, that played a part in the plague outbreak of 1900. Nowadays there is a youth hostel, however great care was taken to preserve the archeology when it was being built, and is open to the public. Two wonderful snapshots of Sydney's past.
|Corner Store at Susannah Place|
|Back of Susannah Place Museum|
|Cribbs Lane early 1900's - The Big Dig|
|Cribbs Lane Dec 2012 - The Big Dig|
|Caraher's Lane C1900 - The Big Dig|
|Caraher's Lane Dec 2012 - The Big Dig|
It was an historical day.