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A gorgeous early spring day for a walk in Sydney this weekend. Sun’s out, blue sky; just perfect.

Georgia and Anthony are my brother’s children and it was nice to find that Anthony Road in Castle Hill and Georgia Terrace in Kellyville are both fairly close to each other so it made sense to walk the two of them in the one go.

Lots of large McMansions in Kellyville; new houses are are the first ones built on new sub-divisions.

Anthony Rd, though, totally different. Older weatherboards that will not be there for much longer as the suburb changes markedly with the building of the new rail connection.

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A gorgeous early spring day for a walk in Sydney this weekend. Sun’s out, blue sky; just perfect.

Georgia and Anthony are my brother’s children and it was nice to find that Anthony Road in Castle Hill and Georgia Terrace in Kellyville are both fairly close to each other so it made sense to walk the two of them in the one go.

Lots of large McMansions in Kellyville; new houses are are the first ones built on new sub-divisions. New parks being built to cater for the increasing number of children who have nowhere to play in their own backyards – a lot of these houses have a huge footprint and sit on smaller blocks.

Very different to Anthony Rd, which has a lot of older weatherboards that will not be there for much longer as the suburb changes markedly with the building of the new rail connection.

Kate Street is near Kissing Point Road and is a dead end street set amongst houses that are very similar to my grandmother’s house, all built probably around the early 1900s. Lots of huge gardens, huge trees, and a distinct lack of lawns owing to the shade and leaf letter.
At the end of Kate Street is Mimosa Oval and National Park or Forest that runs the whole way to Avondale Dam which is near Pymble ladies’ College.
There’s lots of Fox baiting going on in the area so Bailey didn’t do too much exploring.

 

Trent Rd runs into an industrial area at North Rocks. Bailey enjoyed a run through the bush at the end of the street, quiet on a Saturday afternoon.
I think it might be a bit busier on Sunday… the largest church compound we have ever seen is at the end of the road. Saesoon Presbyterian Church is a massive beast… hectares of land, thousands of square metres of buildings and car parks.

Judith St runs east from Wakehurst Parkway.
One of the streets coming off it is Waterview St. We didn’t notice it the first time we passed it, but when we got to the end we saw that some of the residents of Judith St have lovely views out over Manly.

 

Elder son, Matt. (Whoops, already done Matthew St in Crows Nest! #favouritechild?? LOL)

Such a range of houses around St Ives. Rundown bungalows strewn with rubbish, huge houses with manicured gardens, even old houses with horses in the adjoining paddock (2 horses on a block, probably about $1million per horse!)

 

 

Emily is our oldest daughter.
Emily St, not far The Forum at Leichhardt. Pretty little street. (And as an aside, hasn’t The Forum changed in the past 10 years? I remember taking the kids there and it was a thriving Italianate courtyard packed with restaurant goers creating a real buzz. Now it’s all a bit sad; virtually deserted, shops up for lease etc.)

On a walk in the surrounding streets it’s evident of the haphazard way some of these older streets and suburbs were settled and grew… some terraces have rear (dunny lane) access, others a side passage, others no access to the old privy at all. Shop fronts scattered through the residential areas, larger houses (the original estate house?) with generous yards. Really interesting.

Emily St
Leichhardt NSW 2040