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Postcards From Glebe

Glebe is an inner west suburb of Sydney, known for its old architectural houses and a number of various cafes, bars and posh restaurants. This suburb is a magnet to backpackers due to its proximity to Sydney CBD. Besides this, Glebe has a good reputation of being one of the most carefree and hospitable suburbs in the inner west, giving its visitors a more sense of satisfaction and relaxation as compared to other inner west suburbs.

Glebe Court House at St. Johns Road was constructed in 1889.

It is a haven for architectural designs that dates back to the 19th century, which is exemplified by the renowned and heritage-listed Bellevue situated at Blackwattle Park. Another heritage-listed buildings are the St. John’s Anglican Church at Glebe Point Road, and the Glebe Court House at St. Johns Road, which were built in 1857 and 1889, respectively. The sandstone building of St. John’s Anglican Church houses a very unique organ, which is still in use at present. These structures are reminiscent of old European structural designs that have been preserved in decades.

The sandstone building of the St. John’s Anglican Church located at Glebe Point Road

Aside from long-standing buildings that have withstood the age of time, modern structural wonders designed by famed, contemporary architects can also be seen. Notable amongst this buildings is the modern edifice of the Glebe Telephone Exchange at the corner of Talfourd Street and St Johns Road.

Glebe Telephone Exchange

Glebe is also popular to antique collectors and vintage fashion enthusiasts because of its famous Saturday market at the grounds of the Glebe Public School. Commonly known as the Glebe Markets, it is where contemporary meets the unique and the old, which caters to all ages and genders.

Without a doubt, Glebe is amongst Sydney’s inner west treasures that is worth a visit!


10 thoughts on “Postcards From Glebe

  1. One of the best places to live in Sydney with great bars!

    Posted by Aidan Kent | August 22, 2012, 3:42 PM
  2. Very quaint!

    Posted by Marie | August 23, 2012, 2:56 AM
  3. Glebe looks like such a beautiful place! And you took such lovely pictures. My favourite is the first one; I love the way the townhouses have a classic, elegant look to them… contrasted by the wall proudly displaying graffiti art.

    Posted by Hannia @ Roamancing | August 24, 2012, 8:47 PM
  4. I loved living in Glebe. Miss it’s eclectic nature.

    Posted by retirementcafe | August 29, 2012, 8:13 PM
  5. If we could, I think we’d like to live in Glebe. As things stand, only our dentist lives there!

    Posted by Richard Tulloch | September 16, 2012, 5:01 PM
  6. I don’t know why, but Glebe gives me the impression as though those buildings have just been built. The design of the church seems very British, more specifically that European…

    Posted by James | December 20, 2012, 2:13 AM

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