Archive for the ‘Sydney Streets’ Category

Our new pup Indie’s first proper walk. We forgot to take a pic of her first cafe outing!
A wander down this lovely strip this afternoon, following this guide from North Sydney Council.

IMG_7732
We’ve walked down this street before and never noticed the former Presbyterian School Hall

IMG_7731
1976! 1976! This chimney standing beside the fence at 126 Blues Point Rd belonged to a small cottage built in the 1860s. It was the last in the municipality to have electricity connected in 1976.

Advertisements

Abbotsford. We’ve walked through here a few times, but not with an eye on history.

We followed the Canada Bay council walk which was well set out.

We discovered that the Nestle factory house (older people will know the one I mean)  was once owned by A.E. Grace of Grace Bros., Abbotsford had a baths, an animal quarantine establishment operated here and that Henry Lawson lived in Abbotsford for a while.

IMG_7618

We’ve been through here before but had forgotten the rich history. Sydney had a quarantine station for farm and domestic animals as well as for race horses.

IMG_7620

Horse stalls

H

IMG_7622

Probably an old punt location between Abbotsford and Gladesville

IMG_7623

Waterfront living in Abbotsford.  Just because you live on the water doesn’t mean you can afford to do anything with the site. Asset rich, cash poor.

Sydney Rowers.

Newtown

Posted: May 12, 2019 in Inner West, Sydney Streets, Walking
Tags: , ,

Another walk from the City of Sydney – Gritty Newtown

Learnt a few things… again! Who’d have thought??

IMG_7559

Did not know what this meant until now!

IMG_7560

This art-deco building on King St was an icerink that transformed into summer baths!

IMG_7556

Simply gorgeous terraces overlooking Hollis Park

IMG_7558

The old Trocadero on King St – roller skating and dancing.

IMG_7554

Newtown’s most sought-after address apparently

IMG_7555

Hollis Park – beautiful

 

This weekend we were at Parramatta for an event, so we tacked on the Harris Park Heritage Walk for a historical wander through colonial western Sydney.

The Harris Park Heritage Walk is an initiative of Discover Parramatta
It’s poorly signposted as you leave Parramatta ferry wharf but is a good wander through Experiment Farm Cottage, Hambledon Cottage and Elizabeth Farm.

IMG_7510

IMG_7511

IMG_7512

IMG_7513

This weekend we followed a tour from https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au called Skirting Sydney.
It focused on The Rocks and around Martin Place. This tour pinpoints key sites where girls and women lived and worked, where they were educated and entertained, and where pioneering activist women held meetings, published journals and sometimes in the process expanded the possibilities for all women’s lives.
Good stuff.

57691028159__2CFAF311-DC24-4D62-9BFE-37816635A7F5  57691029107__7593C745-2EB8-4D81-A468-1830F265E4AA

IMG_7330     IMG_7329     IMG_7328     IMG_7327IMG_7326

 

IMG_7331

Robyn’s mother was a Kelly before marrying Keith Bender. We walked Ada St, Erskinville, early in the year.

Henley is a beautiful little pocket on the water just west of the Gladesville Bridge.

Some gorgeous old and new houses with views over the water east towards the city and west down the Parramatta River.

The historic Henley Baths used to be at the end of Kelly St… well, that’s what I’m guessing… buggered if I can find anything about them, but they are on Google Maps!

Cooper St, Paddington

Posted: November 12, 2018 in Sydney Streets

My Niece, Kate is married to Trent Cooper.
We didn’t actually set out to walk Cooper St, but when you trip over it on a beatiful sunny Sunday, of course you’re going to walk down it!
E15B9DF3-C74D-405D-AEE8-265B731F4B3A