Posts Tagged ‘Sydney’

Dawson Ave, Thornleigh

Posted: July 26, 2020 in dogs, Sydney
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Indie had a great romp in the fenced, off-leash dog park before we headed off for a walk.

 

We’ve walked by a hundred times, but never actually entered.

What a mistake!

Sydney Park is huge, with heaps of off leash areas, and an interesting history.

A plane! Rarely seen in COVID-19 during 2020!

 

 

Ku-ring-gai Bicentennial Park

Posted: July 26, 2020 in dogs
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Yanko Road at West Pymble, has a great fenced-in off leash dog area on the Comenarra Parkway, and the Bicentennial Park is adjacent.

A lovely spot for a walk.

 

Lived in this area for years and didn’t know about this lovely little sanctuary, littered with possum boxes, bird nesting boxes and more.

 

Running just near the train line, opposite Sommerville Oval.

 

Gorgeous.

 

 

 

Thanks to my sons for this find.
And well done Inner West Council – Marrickville Golf Club closes the first fairway each Sunday afternoon – beers and dogs on the green. Nice!

This video shows the scene 🙂

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Old world charm!

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In 1801, Governor King established government farm at Castle Hill to provide grain for the colony within three years, 700 acres had been cleared.
It didn’t take long for convicts to try and escape and martial law was declared.
I’d heard of Australia’s Battle of Vinegar Hill but didn’t realise that the root of this battle was started here in Castle Hill.
It’s pretty remarkable that such a large tracts of parkland has been preserved for the future. Beautiful park to wander through.

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Hunters Hill Heritage

Posted: October 29, 2019 in history, Sydney Streets
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We followed the Hunters Hill council’s walks… walk #2 from here

A lovely walk around the gorgeous older houses and estates.

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Decosti

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That View!

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Lovely!

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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 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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Another City of Sydney walking tour through a history of Commercial & Retail Sydney

Down Martin Place where the Commonwealth Bank and original MLC building are, through the Grace Hotel which was requisitioned by General MacArthur in WWII, past the AWA Tower – “Sydney’s Eiffel Tower”, the beautiful Dymocks Building, State Theatre, Arthouse Hotel, Tattersall’s Building and more.