When the water became nice and cool, so did Bondi
Bondi was still a grim place as recently as 20 years ago, says book publicist Jaki Arthur, who has lived in a 1930s Tamarama apartment, just south of Bondi, for a decade.
Search and you'll find groovy in Melbourne
What I love about Melbourne is that nothing is predictable or ordinary, especially in the laneways; “The harder it is to find, the groovier it will be,” says one local.
How Melbourne awoke its Sleeping Beauties
Some of Melbourne’s laneways have become highly successful, transformed from forgotten back streets into prime real estate.
Bondi Beach: a place you either love or hate
I have never gotten used to Bondi’s swathe of concrete and cars, but there is much to love when you look beyond them.
Playing with the blond Aussie gods
Bondi Beach is a pioneer in the only culture for which Australia has become well known: surf culture.
That time a Banksy piece got scrubbed off a Melbourne wall
Street art is by nature temporary, as Melbourne City Council found to its cost in 2010. A priceless stencil of a parachuting rat by British artist Banksy, whose pieces can sell for six figures, was painted over by council cleaners sent to scrub up Hosier Lane.
Surfers’ tales of U-Boats and ironing boards
Holding its own alongside Hawaii and California as the home of surfing, Bondi in Sydney has seen a host of local legends.
Finding happiness in Melbourne’s laneways
Melbourne’s inner city laneways, narrow brick alleys which were languishing for decades, are now one of the city’s biggest attractions. Some have become highly successful, transformed into prime real estate.
How far can you wear your underpants from Bondi Beach?
”How Far Can You Wear Your Underpants from the Beach?" asked Australian cinematography John Biggins in a tongue-in-cheek film shot at Bondi Beach, Sydney.
Permanent holiday mood all year round
Hello Bondi, an Australian icon that is a magnet for visitors from all over the world, drawn to its famous beach and surf culture. But among the tourist-packed main street and the masses baking in the sun lives a community of creative, chilled-out and long-term locals who enjoy the permanent holiday mood all year round.