We’re never tourists in our own cities, but perhaps we ought to be. Often there are things that stop us in our tracks — a snazzy bit of street art down a hidden lane; a perfect bowl of noodles with just the right amount of bite; the sky looking a certain way at a certain time of the day as the sun sets over the harbour; a dirty ibis crouched on top of a bin, pecking at the remnants of lunch.
Best of Sydney is a celebration of the things we love and the things we are yet to stumble across. In saying that, this issue is really just a gentle nudge down one of the many paths you could use to navigate our city. There are galleries to visit, shows to watch, coffee to consume and stories to be told beyond what can be contained in these pages.
Entering our 22nd year here at City Hub, it’s a real pleasure to be able to take a moment to appreciate what our city has got to give. So get out there and do something new. Take a nap in a park, sit on a bench and eat somewhere different. There is creativity, there are ideas, there is art being made and there are people incredibly passionate about what they do — you’ve just got to look!
Contributors: Alison McCann, Millie Roberts, Chantelle Yeung, Alison Xiao, Vamshika Bakshi, Konrad Ryzak, Aparna Balakumar, Lachlan McKirdy, Georgia Clark, Lydia Bilton, Ellouise Bailey, Alex Eugene.
Cover and icon art: Ann Ding.