Thursday, 21 January 2010

The pondage system of Centennial Parklands

A black swan base over apex in Lily Pond
There are 13 parts to the Centennial Parklands pondage and drainage system:
Kippax LakeLachlan Swamps
Botany WetlandsModel Yacht Pond
Fly Casting PondMusgrave Pond
One More Shot PondWillow Pond
Duck PondRandwick Pond
Lily PondBusby's Pond, and
Kensington Pond.
This drainage system covers just over 26 hectares, whereas Centennial Parklands (Centennial Park, Queens Park, and Moore Park) covers 330 hectares.

Top LtoR: Duck Pond, Fly Casting Pond;
Bottom LtoR: Kippax Lake, Willow Pond

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36 comments:

Thérèse said...

Pretty names and very evocative.
:) to the manholes covers...

myletterstoemily said...

i learn so much from your lovely blog. someday i will visit your incredible country and see it more clearly
because of you and joan!

blessings,
lea

brattcat said...

That top shot is top notch. I don't know how long I would have puzzled over it. Thank you for the i.d. of the swan bottom. These images have such an idyllic look. Perhaps because it is so green there and it's so white here.

Olivier said...

les photos sont magnifiques, un endroit paradisiaque (surtout qu'ici c'est la pluie et pas de soleil, tout est triste). très beau reflet avec les arbres

jabblog said...

Beautiful photos of gorgeous locations. Love the black swan - not its most elegant side!

lizziviggi said...

Lovely photos, as always-- but I particularly enjoyed your description of the swan's position. "Base over apex" made my day!

Lois said...

Lovely shots Julie. My favorite is the first one though!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Beautiful fresh green photographs. And I never knew these ponds existed!

VP said...

Great set of photos, but now I'm curious about the Thursday Thirteen community, I'll check the link.

Vera said...

A lovely tranquil space which would be a lovely place to spend time in when one's head is not operating correctly! Being beside water is a very healing therapy. Could do with a dawdle round that area myself.
Lovely clear shots, Julie.

Birdman said...

Ya, I wondered to about 'bottoms up'.

Vicki said...

Stunning. Your photos are always so vivid and crisp. For me, the one with the black swan is the clear winner.

Vicki said...

Hah! Just noticed the discussion between the two ibis and the seagull spectator in the bottom photo. Wonderful.

J Bar said...

Pondage. I didn't even know that was a word. Thanks again for the correction on my blog. The churches are indeed on Castlereagh Street. I made that mistake because the Presbyterian church runs between Castlereagh and Pitt and I was trying to get a shot of the Pitt Street side before posting but couldn't manage to find a time when it wasn't overshadowed by skyscrapers. I tried not to pass judgement on the Church of Scientology despite all the public debate and controversy, because at this stage the government still recognises it as a church.
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Julie said...

Not so much the government, but the High Court recognised Scientology as a religion in 1983.

This makes interesting reading
http://www.cdi.gov.au/report/cdi_chap20.htm

I suspect it will be very difficult to overturn that decision, no matter what Xenophon raises when the Senate returns.

To ME it is a cult ...

bitingmidge said...

Crikey a bloke has to get up early to be first at your blog! :-)

If you'd called it duck's bum instead of beating round the bush, I still would have needed a hint, it's just my kind of shot!

I'm off to read about scientology now.

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Ann said...

Great shot, that top one.

Virginia said...

i love getting to fly away and enjoy summer in Australia when it's brown and gray in Alabama!
Merci!
V

Misalyn said...

Great captures Julie. The reflections are perfect. Like Vicki, I noticed the ' discussion' of the birds in the last photo.

It must be really nice to visit that place.

Shelle said...

i love this park, the pic are so lovely...i have a funny story about ducks & swans...i was sitting by zuricksee when i lived there watching the ducks diving for food, thinking how vunerable they were with their tail in the air & their heads under water. Along came a swan and bit one on the butt. i was laughing so hard

Julie said...

I would love to capture something like that. Right time right place, I guess.

Janet said...

ahhhh warmth!!! It's nice to see ponds not frozen over :-)

Joan Elizabeth said...

This one got me interested because I was taking water shots last weekend. Water is always so soothing so just about any shot works but getting it just right that's harder. I think the top shot is best because it is less traditional.

Grandma said...

Gorgeous photos and lush green foliage. Makes me long to be there.

Maia said...

There is so much interesting information on your blog every time I visit, Julie.
The photos are lovely too, I like shadows and reflections in photos and you have them both here.
Still the coolest is the black swan's opinion about the world.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...simply beautiful!!!

My Thursday 13 is posted: HERE [scroll below my Thursday Thunks to view if you decide to pay me a visit! I'd love your company!!]

Have a great day!!

Jo said...

Each photo is spectacular, but I loved the diving swan the best.

CountryDew said...

Beautiful shots! The greens were balm to my winter-filled eyes!

Americanising Desi said...

you took my breath away :)

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Brenda ND said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

sherilee said...

Once upon a time I lived in Sydney for a few months and LOVED it. Thanks for taking me back via those beautiful photos.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I love the pictures! I'd love to spend an afternoon at this place, lounging in the grass and watching the kids play.

Norma said...

Wonderful photos and names.

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Forgetfulone said...

What beautiful photos! So glad you shared them.

AB said...

A beautiful collection of photos. I like the shot of the duck's behind in the shimmering water.

A Gracious Home said...

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