Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With 19 Stunning Photos of Vintage Sydney

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer

Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With 19 Stunning Photos of Vintage Sydney

Time moves fast in big cities…

Now that we’re in lockdown (again), it’s a good opportunity to dwell on our city’s gorgeous past and everything that has changed over the years. There’s something about vintage photographs that can evoke deep feelings of nostalgia, longing and a sentimental yearning for times that have gone by. This cloudy, overcast day, sit back and enjoy a throwback with these beautiful photos of vintage Sydney collated specially for your viewing pleasure.

1. Millers Point (1971) — the Harbour Bridge in all its glorious beauty

2. Martin Place (1958) — busy then, busy now


3. Manly Beach (1930) — tower so high, you can see what’s about to eat you

4. Martin Place (1975) — happy to report you can still find fresh blooms around the CBD

5. Bradfield Highway, Dawes Point (1982) — 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

6. Bondi Beach (1963) — the iconic beach teeming with people

7. Captain Henry Waterhouse Reserve, Kirribilli (1968) — ongoing construction of the Opera House

8. Bent Street (1968) — Sydney’s always known a thing or two about fashion


9. Central Station (1981) — this heritage station has been around since 1906

10. Moore Park (1987) — One of Australia’s biggest festivals, the Sydney Royal Easter Show

11. The Strand Arcade (1979) — This Sydney staple has come a long way

12. Royal Botanic Gardens (1974) — A bird’s eye view of the RBG

13. Circular Quay (1951) — No better way to explore the harbour than on The Manly Ferry, then and now.

14. Bennelong Point (1973) — Opening of the Sydney Opera House15. Queen Victoria Building (1996) — The iconic QVB has had many lives

16. Randwick Racecourse (1930) — Life goes on rain or shine in the Harbour City

17. Sydney city (1932) — The grand opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

18. AWA Tower (1960) — cue City of Stars

19. Barrenjoey Road (1969) — Palm Beach in all its beauty

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