When walking through the streets of downtown Sydney, or anywhere for that matter, it is wise to explore the path less traveled. Poets argue it makes all the difference. Call them "local trails."
The arterial streets of the heart of Australia's largest city are not as dank and sketchy as other world-famous cities, which can feature more Hollywood-style versions of dark alleyways. In Sydney, these back streets are actually full of all kinds of art installations and small boutique shops.
It's sometimes worth exploring spaces that may scare or intimidate in order to find something completely beautiful and insightful. After all, isn't that the definition of travel?