Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
I had been wondering for years where this photo was taken:
Some old cottages and buildings in the Rocks area (c.1930-1932) by Ted Hood [SLNSW: hood_02163]
You can just make out behind the tree the architectural details of the building on the right in the above photo. So the photo was taken from near where the man is standing, looking south along Upper Fort Street.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pellethepoet Excellent finds! Well done.
What a picturesque corner it used to be. Am I right in thinking that the tree (Moreton Bay fig?) is still there at the end of Watson Street?. The houses are propping up the Sydney Harbour Bridge southern approach.
It has often struck me when looking at the c.1900 photos of The Rocks and Sydney, just how little vegetation there used to be. Contemporary comparison photos and Google street view are often like a jungle in comparison. In this photo the streetscape is improved considerably by that tree. Wonderful shade from the westerly sun, as the Casneaux photo well shows.
10 June 1927 was a Friday.
The terrace was called 'Clontarf Terrace' - see [http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/2555445558/]