Australia's stock exchange, reserve bank, and courts of law overlook Sydney Harbor in the Central Business District, or CBD. Power suits crisscross the CBD's congested streets and steal away to its parks during lunch breaks on the weekdays, but the neighborhood's energy abates with the arrival of Saturday morning. The CBD means business, but it knows the value of pleasure—an abundance of cafes, restaurants, bars, and clubs complement the esteemed entertainment of the nearby Opera House.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
David Maurice Smith
David Maurice Smith is a Canadian photographer based in Sydney whose work focuses on travel, reportage, and long-term documentary stories. He is drawn to personal stories and is fascinated by the circumstances that are reflected in each of us. He works hard to visually explore and explain the inspiring, tragic, or somewhere in-between… In 2012 David joined Australia's prestigious Photographic Collective, Oculi.
Carly Earl grew up in the bush before moving to Sydney to pursue photography. She is a photojournalist for News Ltd, shooting features and front covers for publications, but still finds time for a range of freelance projects. Carly has developed a natural style to her imagery that captures the essence of the subject in a unique way. She loved discovering a new side of Sydney while exploring her suburbs for Airbnb.