I was waiting for my friend L to arrive at the Barracks cinemas to watch Baz's The Great Gatsby. The Barracks used to be an abandoned shell for a long time before being converted to shops, restaurants and offices. I think it was an army barracks before - hence the name.
The cafes and restaurants are on the pricey range but ok as a more special place for a catch-up?
The view sketched above is of the Chill Backpackers (the bright turquoise building), from the upstairs lounge area of Barracks cinemas. It was drizzling with rain so the colours are a little muted even though it was around 3 pm.
The street across from the Barracks is home to not just to one but a few backpackers as it's a very short walk to Roma Street Station - the station where both the local and state trains depart from.
Anyway - on the movie. I loved it. Maybe because I understood it more now than when I first read it at high school. I think I should re-read the book.
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