Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
These great old photos should also be in the Picture Australia pool.
Another wonderful picture of the not-so-good old days. Dated "August 1901" - it was just after an outbreak of bubonic plague in the Rocks. The whole area was resumed by the NSW government for slum clearance. Maybe these photos were taken for evidence?
The next photo is from the other end of the street, possibly at the same time.
State Records New South Wales has a good set of plague era photos of The Rocks, beachcomberaustralia.
I'll go and get a couple of links.
Got 'em. Check this:
RAT'S @RSE !
Thanks lifeasdaddy for those charming pictures - put me off my breakfast.
It is fun to see what were once considered to be complete slums, are now referred to as a 'renovator's delight'.
How would you like to see this view in colour? This is SPOOKY ! -
Julian Ashton "Cambridge St. . . ." 1901 (same year) AGNSW -
[Ed. link updated 29/9/17]
What a great match between the photo and the Ashton painting!
Sophie Steffanoni - [Cambridge Street. The Rocks] 1902
And from the other end of the street looking south - Fred Leist "Cambridge Street looking South" 1902 SLNSW
From the other direction, and 'colourized' for a postcard -