Today is about the Greek Shop, somewhere near Botany Road and the Airport in Sydney.
Girl on The Wall
But to start with, the photo above is detail from the Girl on the Wall painting on New South Head Road in Edgecliff. It is a very famous painting with a long history, painted on a concrete wall, and visible to the motorists as they drive past. It is VERY Sydney. You can read about the artist and the painting here.
The painting has been there for 17 years. Well, really the lady has been there for 17 years, but the background changes often. Part of the excitement of driving home each night when I lived in Sydney was to look for the lady and to take in her current existence. And for many of those years, the artist was unknown, doing his painting in the wee hours of the morning. The painting is at “human height” – I mean at about chest level – about 4′ x 4′, yet it is never graffitied. Sydney has taken her to its heart and she has become an icon. Just like the story of Eternity which you can read here and here.
Another icon – the Greek Deli
But then there is the Greek Deli. My brother took me there after we had walked along the cliff tops from Clovelly to Waverly and back. A magnificent walk.
The deli is magnificent too. FLOOR TO CEILING with food, utensils, groceries and anything you could ever want. Pictures will tell you all, but let me start by introducing the owners, and showing you the shop front, including the price stickers OUTSIDE the window!
Then there is the food!
We had a lovely dinner that night, complete with haloumi cheese, olives, nuts, dates and Turkish delight. Yum.
Thank you so much for such a unique place, and your help with the food. What an experience we had! I love your shop!
This post was updated on 30th December, 2013.
From the Greek Series
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- Take a Tomato – Quick Tomato Soup
- Rizogalo – Greek Rice Pudding
- Stewed Parsley
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- Watermelon with Haloumi
From the Sydney Series
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