Posts Tagged ‘walking inner Sydney’

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

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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!

Behind Newport Beach there’s a considerable hill which rises up to Bilgola Plateau. Over the crest and down the hill towards Pittwater is Joanne Place.

So… after breakfast at Newport, by the time we walked down Joanne Place our legs were feeling it!

Pretty little street in a lovely area of Sydney.

Too beautiful today not to go for a walk – 24 degrees with a blue sky and no breeze.

We met my oldest sister Annie and her husband Stephen (yet to be walked) for breakfast at The Incinerator at Willoughby and then walked Ann St.

A catch-up with my brother Geoff (and Julie and Georgia)

Walked past an old friend’s place as well as where Catherine once lived.

Lovely day.

Geoffrey is my brother. Sadly, absolutely NO STREET SIGN for Geoffrey St, so he’ll just have to take our word for it!

Lovely, quiet little loop/cul de sac backing onto the bush just off the Comenarra Parkway in Sydney’s north.

A nice walk with the dog on Geoffrey’s birthday.

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.

Susan is my niece.

This Susan St is in Newtown, is a quiet, narrow, small street in an area that historically was working class small cottages and semis and rows of joined houses with dunny lanes.

Now? Who doesn’t want to lice in a cosmopolitan, bustling are 2 km from the CBD?

Love the park on the corner. Love the nod to its former use.