> Whatever Northbridge is, it’s now my home + I love it. I feel lucky to live here. It’s the place that I feel like I’m in Perth the least… the irony is not lost on me.
These shots are a mix of various days and various cameras from 2007 ’til now. I’ll keep adding to this album + despite thinking I’ve seen everything, I always see something new. It’s not the most exciting place in the world > but like my mum always said: “Only boring people are bored.” Northbridge was really gritty + real > until 2008, when the footpaths were widened, the buildings cleaned up or frontages completely changed. You could say it’s become a ‘vibrant’ place > tho I detest that word; it’s bureau-speak for letting the rich get richer by gentrifying the strip so that landlords can charge heaps more rent + councils can charge more rates. But, this is reality + the street is much more pleasant. I just hope they don’t go too overboard + get rid of all the character, a.k.a unpolished streets + built form.
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