Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Hanging Gardens of Paddington

The Paddington Reservoir Gardens are an under-utilised community asset. They started life in the second half of the 19th century as a water reservoir to supply a burgeoning Sydney town. By the middle of the 20th century they were a petrol station, then derelict for a quarter of a century, then transformed by the City of Sydney into a park as a work of art.

9 comments:

raf said...

Nice timing, Julie, on catching that set-up by the photographer and your own perspective of the arches.

Julie Storry said...

Thanks, Raf. It was fun to capture the capture.

Mark said...

I went past them on a bus a few years go and was desperate to get out and have a look.

Julie Storry said...

They are fascinating to wander through, Mark, but I would think that a permanent coffee shop on-site would do a roaring trade, and I am not sure why it has not already happened. Must be something that I do not know ...

Joe said...

Looks like the sort of place only a Sydney sider could find.

Julie Storry said...

Yes, you may be right there, Joe.
Although it is right upon the main drag out to Bondi, and adjacent to the Paddington Town Hall. But below ground.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I have enjoyed the times people have posted this place in their blogs and it looks like a place I would enjoy visiting but have never been there.

Ann said...

I agree with you about the coffee shop. Or even a coffee cart. Can't understand why they haven't done it. Its a brilliant place for photography if you get the right light. There are always kids from the local art schools down there.

Jim said...

Terrific.