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Centennial Parklands

Posted: December 2, 2019 in history, Walking
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We followed the Centennial Parklands History Walk app. It’s pretty well put together.

We started at the Federation/Paddington Gates, and learnt about… , ,

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The Henry Parkes Statue

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The Henry Parkes Statue

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the Charles Dickens statue

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Lachlan swamp, full of bats

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Lachlan swamp, full of bats

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Lachlan swamp, full of bats

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Lachlan swamp, full of bats

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The Federation Pavillion

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The Federation Pavillion

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the duck pond

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the duck pond,

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The Column and Rose Gardens

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The Column and Rose Gardens

and more.

From The Dictionary of Sydney, a well put together self-guided heritage walk of Sydney’s oldest municipality.

Based on Randwick City Council’s heritage plaques program, an app contains information on the best historical buildings and sites in Randwick.


Randwick’s pretty high… imagine the views to the ocean 100 years ago.


The Verger’s residence… I can’t help but see Alice from The Vicar of Dibly.


The Coach and Horses… my uncle spent a little too much time here each day.

There are beautiful rows of terraces in this old suburb.

The Presbyterian Church is nothing to look at from the outside.

So easy to take things like water from a tap for granted. The first public fountain in Randwick

Captain Cook

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

 

Emma St, Mona Vale

Posted: March 18, 2018 in Sydney Streets, Walking
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Emma is one of our nieces.

Many would know exactly where Emma Street is; it’s the street on the infamous corner that has seen some horrific crashes and deaths as trucks hurtle down Mona Vale Rd.

It’s a hilly street with commanding views to the water from the crest of the hill.

We went there as it’s nice and close to the popular dog beach at Bayview.

 

David is Robyn’s sister’s husband, who now lives on the Gold Coast.

David St is a short street that runs off the Pacific Hwy at the corner of North Sydney Girls’ High School (the old site of Crows Nest Boys’ High)

Some gorgeous older semis, new backyard developments and renovated homes.

Catherine is one of my older sisters.

Just near the hustle and bustle of Sydney Uni and Glebe Point Rd cafes, restaurants, bars and bookshops is Catherine St.

Great spot for breakie and a walk through this old area, well known for as one of the areas championed by Tom Uren who promoted the restoration and re-use of some run-down inner city areas like Glebe (and Woolloomooloo as well).

Finally able to take the dog for a walk after she had surgery before Christmas. Nice 🙂

What a beautiful little pub, tucked away in Rozelle near Balmain.

Welcome indeed. We’d been down at the water’s edge at Birchgrove giving the new pup her first swim and so were looking for a dog friendly hotel nearby.

The Welcome has been a dog friendly pub since 1878

A great variety of craft beers on tap (I had the Ekim After Battle), a substantial wine list and a gorgeous beer garden.

I can see why it was voted Time Out’s Sydney pub of the year in 2014.

Go there. We’ll be back!

The dog is definitely a water lover 🙂 Took her a while to warm to it. but once she got used to the water, she loved it.