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Newtown

Posted: May 12, 2019 in Inner West, Sydney Streets, Walking
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Another walk from the City of Sydney – Gritty Newtown

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

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Did not know what this meant until now!

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

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Simply gorgeous terraces overlooking Hollis Park

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

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Newtown’s most sought-after address apparently

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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.

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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.

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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!
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Stephen St, Paddington.

Posted: November 12, 2018 in Sydney Streets

Stephen is one of my Brothers-in-Law.

Whoops, we got our wires crossed and so walked Stephen St twice in two days.
This Stephen St is in Paddington, and given that Stephen also has a dog who is fond of a walk, we invited him and my sister Annie to come for a walk and a drink at a dog friendly local, the Grand National.

Beautiful day for a walk around the lovely Paddington area.

We were quite chuffed to see we walked by George – his middle name 🙂

 

Stephen St, Balmain

Posted: November 12, 2018 in Sydney Streets

Lovely part of the world.

From down by the western overseas cruise terminal, Stephen St runs up towards the iconic London Hotel.