Cultures collide on Sydney Road as Arabic mingles with French, Hindi does battle with Bengali, and the muezzin's call to prayer argues with Lebanese pop music. Scents intoxicate and colors beguile. Cafés serving everything from pastries to tagines (Moroccan stews) to Turkish delight sit shoulder-to-shoulder along the roadside with quirky record shops, antiques auction houses, and Bollywood video stores.
Sydney Rd. between Brunswick Rd. and Bell St., Melbourne, Victoria, 3056, Australia