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Balmain is an isolated innercity Sydney suburb that is in a great location, with great views while being surrounded by the harbour. What I like most about Balmain though is the hilly streets and the old Georgian architecture on the eastern end.

The untitled photos are all from Darling Street.



Im not sure the name of this church


This poor building is needing supports





Darling Street


St Mary's Anglican Church





Buses and ferrys are the only public transport here


The old Balmain Hospital


The public school, Father John's tower in the background





The old public school house, still in use


You can see the Chatswood skyline in the background


And now the bridge


WW1 memorial


Darling Street


The birthplace of Soul Pattinson chemists








Townhall clock


The fire station


The court house

















Working Men's Institute .. wonder what they got up to?





Georgia, Georgia, Georgia


Not a bad view


Little old Georgian warehouse in the back streets


Not a bad for a dead end street
 

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Wonderful photos Ipggi. I love this suburb to bits. If I had billions I'd make my home here and build a pedestrian/bike access tunnel under the harbour to the city/darling harbour. :)
 

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yes, great collection. bit of walking hey? love the ladscape over there. it has many historic bldgs. the churches are fab.i wnet around a few years ago and measured them all.
the sandstone churches look similar.
ipiggi-the first pic is St Andrews Congregational church and rises to 23m (1855).
theres the Presbyterian in Cmpbell st rises to 22m (1878).
St Augustine is a well sighted church with its great tower 34m (1907).
the clock tower is just on 30m.
cheers
 

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*hums the E-street intro*

nice as always Ipiggiwiggi.

Tony, get off your arse and do some more tours, we can't leave Ipggi to do it all. kthnx ;)
 

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See the iron X and S on this building. These are commonly found on old Georgian buildings, are they just cosmetic or did they serve some purpose?
 

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As far as I know, these are just structural devices that are added to the buildings in later years to literally hold them together when they start to move apart at the seams.
 

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CULWULLA said:
As far as I know, these are just structural devices that are added to the buildings in later years to literally hold them together when they start to move apart at the seams.


Because sometimes like this photo i see them uniformed and it looks like they are cosmetic or for some other purpose.
 

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Very nice - I didnt realise Sydney had such classy heritage suburban buildings.
It reminds me of Hobart somewhat!
 

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hmm. .. a lot of Sydney suburbs have small glimpses of the past but Balmain here is a total timewarp, it's early 20th century in modern Sydney. love the photos
 

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love it. love it!!! Post all of em in World!!
 
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