Did the painting look familiar to you? You may probably see this large scale artwork before as it is featured at the prime location in The Rocks. This mural is a recreated view of the lane that was once existed in this location in the 19th century.
Created by artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, you can see a large portrait of Sydney environmental activist, Jack Mundey, on the stairs leading up from the foot of Globe Street to Harrington Street in The Rocks. When I first viewed this portrait from a far distance, I thought that it's one piece of large scale work. However, when I came closer, I was impressed with how the artwork was created; the portrait was indeed tactfully created in two parts.
A large portrait of Jack Mundey, by artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, Globe Street, The Rocks
Suez Canal Caricatures Location: Suez Canal, The Rocks
When you pass by a narrow laneway which runs between George Street and Harrington Street, remember to stop and look as you can find life-size caricatures in this Suez Canal, depicting the people who were involved in prostitution, slavery and opium in the late 19th century.
These backlit caricatures glow at night, bringing old days back to life. Suez Canal is one of the few remaining lanes constructed in the 19th century.