Archive for the ‘Sydney Harbour’ Category

Displayed in various places around St Ignatius’ College, Riverview are signs advising that they welcome visitors to enjoy walking through their grounds. What a pleasant surprise!

We started below the college and walked up through the bush to the top ovals, then made our way through the grounds past beautiful, quiet, contemplative spaces down to the river.

A path along the riverfront, past various rowing boat sheds, sailing clubs, scout halls, parks, marshy swamp and ferry wharves eventually leads to and links up with streets in Northwood.

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An early start before a busy weekend with things to do, places to be and people to see.

A short walk along through some streets and bush tracks, no waterfront.

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We are definitely making progress!

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A really pretty, beautifully maintained, walk through the bush from the end of Ford St to Bob Campbell Oval

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Love this tree root.

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Looking across to Woolwich

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Chilly!

After parking, we walked to the base of the ANZAC Bridge where we had walked some weeks ago  and walked around the water’s edge to the bridge, completing that bit of the loop.

Breakie at Zebra Lounge along the way, and a coffee on one of the finger wharves before walking past the new Barangaroo urban development, we finished up at The Rocks where Sydney’s annual Aroma Coffee festival was running.

Great day.

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Overcast and showery for a walk today through Putney towards Gladesville.
A real mix of houses, some beautiful, some ugly, others huge and some obviously just sitting on a goldmine by the water and refusing to waste a cent on any renovation or work before selling for demolition in the future.

Who knew that the original James Squire Bewery, Australia’s first brewery, was in Ryde, eh? Well, Putney. Where the red spot is below.

A lot of this walk was along the waterfront and through parks… nice.

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Lovely afternoon sun for a walk through a historic part of Hunters Hill.

How ridiculous there are no apostrophes in place names any more because people don’t know how to use them. Grrr

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A windy walk around Pulpit Point today.

What a mixture… contemporary town houses, Southern Belle mansions, garish, horribly painted abominations, red brick originals, massive older houses on huge blocks and some new steel and glass.

We’d manage to live there, though; hell of a location!

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Another short walk around the Woolwich peninsular, this time on a rainy winter morning.

Some stunning houses.

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A holiday Monday, we finished off walking around Balmain East. What an eclectic mix of old and new, architecturally designed glass and steel and flaking weatherboard, big and tiny, light and dark, loved and tendered and falling into disrepair.

As this area was historically “working man’s territory”, I don’t think there’s a better example of asset rich, cash poor anywhere else in Sydney; residents sitting on millions of dollars of real estate, without the means to renovate and take advantage of views and location.

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A cool winter’s morning walk around Greenwich Point this weekend.

Not shown on any maps are the walkways and paths and steps that make this a loop walk rather than a series of dead-end streets.

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Looking across the The Deckhouse and Woolwich Dock.

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Lovely little park above Greenwich Baths

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From The Coal Loader at Waverton on the left, Louisa Rd and Birchgrove in the middle to Coakatoo Island on the right

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Greenwich Sailing Club, just east of Greenwich Baths

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City across to Anzac Bridge

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Iron Cove Bridge and Birkenhead Point in the background

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From the walkway at the end of Gother Ave

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From the walkway at the end of Gother Ave

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A reminder that Sydney is still, in some places, a working port. Oil/Petrol tanks at Greenwich.


A beautiful Sydney late autumn Sunday; t-shirts and shorts, 25C and winter is a week away.

There’s some stunning homes in this part of Sydney.

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The city from Hunters Hill wharf

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Substantial engineering to maximise the expensive real estate!

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Hunters Hill wharf

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Cafe near Woolwich Pier Hotel

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Love this gate!

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Here come The Habibs house

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