Nov 28, 2010

Lawson to Hazelbrook Bushwalk














    These photos were taken on a walk in the mid Blue Mountains starting at Honour Ave. Lawson. The walk combined the popular South Lawson waterfalls circuit with the Terrace Falls walk to finish at Hazelbrook station.
Terrace Falls, Hazelbrook



































Reference books that cover walks in this area include a book by Robert Sloss, another by Veechi Stuart & one published by the National Parks Association:  'Bushwalks in the Sydney Region' Vol 2

Nov 16, 2010

'Kirkbride' - Callan Park (3)

Kirkbride - Medical Officers wing (Matron's House)
The Medical Officer's wing (above & below) is now the Administation building of Sydney College of the Arts.
Sydney University have announced that 'the SCA will begin to move to the Camperdown/Darlington Campus from the beginning of 2017'. What will happen to this site after 2017?
           




The SCA Auditorium (below) was originally the Recreation Hall and has a semi-circular dome with Victorian stain glass window.


See my previous post on 'Kirkbride' for more





                                     'Friends of Callan Park'

Nov 7, 2010

Blackheath Rhododendron Gardens









The eight hectare 'Campbell Rhododendron Gardens' at Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains was established by the Blue Mountains Rhododendron Society and is maintained by volunteers. The site is much larger than this and has walking trails around the garden and bushland.

One of the things that struck me when visiting was the good effect of the exotic plants set within the Australian bushland.


Waratahs









April - May and September to November are likely to be the best times of the year to visit, but it is open all year.

The garden features a large pond and tranquil areas suitable for a picnic. Admission was just a 'gold coin donation'.

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