You won’t believe what this alley looks like now: Hidden walkway transporting Aussies to the Mediterranean after a lush makeover
- Collins Laneway in Sydney has undergone a major transformation
- Locals will feel like they have been instantly transported to the Mediterranean.
- It has bright walls, outdoor tables, cafeterias, green areas and much more.
A once boring and easily missed alleyway has undergone a dramatic makeover by a Sydney council.
Collins Laneway in Rose Bay originally looked boring, but now offers an epic Christmassy feel with colorful walls, patterned tile flooring, outdoor seating, and lights dangling between the two buildings.
Visitors will feel as if they have been instantly transported to the Mediterranean and can enjoy a coffee or meal in one of the cafes.
The hidden path located between a main street and a residential street is just a few steps from the beach.
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Then: The brick walls of Collins Laneway in Rose Bay originally looked boring
After: But now they’ve been painted bright pink, green, and blue. Locals will feel like they have been instantly transported to the Mediterranean and can enjoy a coffee or meal at one of the cafes.
The alley also features the beautiful artwork of the artist Alice McAuliffe, which is reminiscent of the Renaissance styles of Italy.
Adrian Widjy, who runs the ‘Places in Sydney’ Instagram page, posted a video and highly recommend visiting the space.
‘You gotta see This! This new place will transport you to a Mediterranean vacation,” she said in the clip.
‘They have cafes and places to hang out for you to immerse yourself in the beautiful facade.
‘Parallel to this, you can find Percival Lane, which has direct access to the beach.’
Since then, the video has been viewed more than 41,000 times and hundreds have thanked Adrian for sharing the secret location.
‘How unique!’ one wrote, another said, ‘Wow, I live so close and yet I didn’t know.’
“I never would have found this on my own,” added a third.
The impressive upgrade was commissioned by Woollahra Council and made possible by funding from the New South Wales Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces programme, which supports the upgrading of streets, pathways and local public areas in Sydney.
The lane is located between Collins Avenue and New South Head Road.