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Heritage architecture fans should take a walk around Potts Point, an upscale Euro-accented neighborhood that's home to some of Sydney's gorgeous early buildings. It's a stroll from Kings Cross Station, past the dandelion-shaped El Alamein Fountain. You'll spy Georgian and Victorian houses, including John Verge's landmarked Rockwall House and Tusculum, now home to architecture and design bookstore Architext. Main drag Macleay Street boasts impressive Art Deco apartment buildings Franconia, Cahors, and Macleay Regis, while Springfield Avenue hosts Carinthia and Carisbrooke. (Mansion blocks are all the rage in this compact quarter.) For Streamlined Moderne, check out the Minerva (Metro) Theatre and Minerva Building on Orwell Street. You'll find plenty of smart shops, chic restaurants, and cafés in Potts Point, or descend the McElhone Stairs from Victoria Street to retro Harry's Café de Wheels for a pie in waterside Woolloomooloo.

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Potts Point

Heritage architecture fans should take a walk around Potts Point, an upscale Euro-accented neighborhood that's home to some of Sydney's gorgeous early buildings. It's a stroll from Kings Cross Station, past the dandelion-shaped El Alamein Fountain. You'll spy Georgian and Victorian houses, including John Verge's landmarked Rockwall House and Tusculum, now home to architecture and design bookstore Architext. Main drag Macleay Street boasts impressive Art Deco apartment buildings Franconia, Cahors, and Macleay Regis, while Springfield Avenue hosts Carinthia and Carisbrooke. (Mansion blocks are all the rage in this compact quarter.) For Streamlined Moderne, check out the Minerva (Metro) Theatre and Minerva Building on Orwell Street. You'll find plenty of smart shops, chic restaurants, and cafés in Potts Point, or descend the McElhone Stairs from Victoria Street to retro Harry's Café de Wheels for a pie in waterside Woolloomooloo.