Restored murals depicting Redfern's roots and Sydney's indigenous inhabitants stand alongside boot repair shops, barbershops, and burgeoning coffee shops. A tender mix of crumbling walls and creative community preservation, this inner Sydney neighborhood weaves coarse threads into rich tapestries. Unlike neighboring Surry Hills, Redfern’s style is scrappy—whether it's redefining the look of public housing or renovating the second stories of its live-work terraces, Redfern's evolution is in the everyday.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Patchwork of History, Tradition, and Trends
Redfern's Burgeoning Coffee and Culinary Culture
Redfern Park: The Neighborhood's Favorite Place to Relax
The Built Environment: Redfern's Past and Present
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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.