Replacing its bordellos and brothels with pour-over coffee houses and community parades, Darlinghurst has always championed bold audacity and bright expression. At the center of Sydney's LGBTQ community, rainbow flags fly over Oxford Street's galleries, cafes, and boutiques, and color the crosswalks at its busy intersections. Darlinghurst's energy appeals to crowds looking to sip or drink, sit or dance, shop or wander, whisper or yell—realistically speaking, that's nearly everyone.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
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The Look: Seen en Scene
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
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.