STREETSCAPES // newtown
by A NOTE FOR ME
The creative spirit and individuality of Newtown is still expressed by the locals even through the urban sprawl and development in the area. The demographics may have changed in part, but the artistic and eccentric side of the community is clearly visible. Street art such as the Martin Luther King ‘I have a dream’ mural on King Street is of course a landmark, but there are many more artworks in the back streets and alleys. I particularly adore how residents have reflected this originality in their houses. Whether they are converting old shop fronts into homes, or decorating the exterior and entry to reflect their style. It’s always inspiring to walk these streets as there is always something new to see.