7 episodes

A reflection of the city through its margins, undercurrents and overlooked places.

Mirror Sydney Mirror Sydney

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

A reflection of the city through its margins, undercurrents and overlooked places.

    Red Sun, White Air

    Red Sun, White Air

    The catastrophic summer bushfires saw a pall of smoke over Sydney, a tangible reminder of
    climate emergency.

    Mirror Sydney is an urban observation and memory project by Vanessa Berry. It began as a blog in 2012 and was published as a book in 2017. This podcast is written and presented by Vanessa Berry and produced and mixed by Lia Tsamoglou. Original music for this episode by Kell Derrig-Hall.

    We acknowledge Aboriginal sovereignty over the lands now known as Sydney and pay our respects to elders and custodians. Contact us at mirrorsydneypodcast@gmail.com

    • 5 min
    Living Postcard

    Living Postcard

    Unlike busy Circular Quay below it, the Cahill Walkway is usually deserted of people, and is a
    peaceful, if not quiet, place from which to contemplate the city.

    Mirror Sydney is an urban observation and memory project by Vanessa Berry. It began as a blog in 2012 and was published as a book in 2017. This podcast is written and presented by Vanessa Berry and produced, mixed and with original music by Lia Tsamoglou. Thanks to Yuji Shimada for additional audio.

    We acknowledge Aboriginal sovereignty over the lands now known as Sydney and pay our respects to elders and custodians. Contact us at mirrorsydneypodcast@gmail.com.

    • 6 min
    Greystanes Aqueduct

    Greystanes Aqueduct

    In the western suburb of Greystanes, a disused aqueduct forms a surprising parkland, where
    nature, infrastructure and suburbia meet.

    Mirror Sydney is an urban observation and memory project by Vanessa Berry. It began as a blog in 2012 and was published as a book in 2017. This podcast is written and presented by Vanessa Berry and produced, mixed and with original music by Lia Tsamoglou. Thanks to Kell Derrig-Hall for additional audio.

    We acknowledge Aboriginal sovereignty over the lands now known as Sydney and pay our respects to elders and custodians. Contact us at mirrorsydneypodcast@gmail.com

    • 6 min
    The West Side and the Mona Lisa

    The West Side and the Mona Lisa

    Among the busy shopping streets of Marrickville in the inner west are two buildings stuck in
    time: the West Side Theatre and the Mona Lisa Photo Studio.

    Mirror Sydney is an urban observation and memory project by Vanessa Berry. It began as a blog in 2012 and was published as a book in 2017. This podcast is written and presented by Vanessa Berry and produced, mixed and with original music by Lia Tsamoglou. Thank you to Dan McHugh for voiceover.

    We acknowledge Aboriginal sovereignty over the lands now known as Sydney and pay our respects to elders and custodians. Contact us at mirrorsydneypodcast@gmail.com

    • 9 min
    Tales of Tempe Tip

    Tales of Tempe Tip

    At the edge of St Peters, in Sydney's inner west, is the renowned Tempe Tip op shop.
    Vanessa visits it in the past and the present to see what she can find there.

    Mirror Sydney is an urban observation and memory project by Vanessa Berry. It began as a blog in 2012 and was published as a book in 2017. This podcast is written and presented by Vanessa Berry and produced, mixed and with original music by Lia Tsamoglou.

    We acknowledge Aboriginal sovereignty over the lands now known as Sydney and pay our respects to elders and custodians. Contact us at mirrorsydneypodcast@gmail.com

    • 7 min
    Clyde to Carlingford

    Clyde to Carlingford

    A final trip along Sydney's least-used railway line, before its closure.

    Mirror Sydney is an urban observation and memory project by Vanessa Berry. It began as a blog in 2012 and was published as a book in 2017. This podcast is written and presented by Vanessa Berry and produced, mixed and with original music by Lia Tsamoglou. Thank you to Yuji Shimada for additional audio.

    We acknowledge Aboriginal sovereignty over the lands now known as Sydney and pay our respects to elders and custodians. Contact us at mirrorsydneypodcast@gmail.com

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Ilariacaterina ,

What a treat!

I started with the blog Mirror Sydney, then I read the book, and now I have walked around Sydney listening to Vanessa Berry’s miniatures storying the city. I do love the way she zooms in the tiny to illuminate larger scales, forces at play, histories unfolding. When I arrived in Sydney in the mid 1990s I felt the city was not narrated enough, and as a result not discoverable. What a difference this would have made! Now waiting for Season 2!

Biloquist ,

Moody Gleanings from Vanessa Bery

Meticulous research and smooth production makes Mirror Sydney good listening; glâneuse Vanessa Berry is an expert explorer of Sydney’s byways and brings her inimitable touch to it all. Immediate favourite.

Qwells101 ,

Poetic and perceptive

Thrilled to learn the author of Mirror Sydney blog and book is producing this podcast. It’s a series of beautiful, poignant perspectives on the city, its history and the unique places that form its identity. Highly recommended listening

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