The other weekend I went for a wonder around Berrys Bay which is just a couple of km north, west of Circular Quay, Sydney. I hope you enjoy this little photo tour.
We start this tour with W Crescent Street at Blues Point
W Crescent St
Climbing down a short stairway - http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=...549,151.202908&spn=0.000404,0.000896&t=h&z=21
At the end of the street is Sawmillers Reserve. A former industrial site, in 1982 the area was set to be turned into private housing. Thankfully the local NIMBYs objected and we now have a lovely stretch of public green space.
Very north shore
Lots of shade grass, would be great in summer.
I don't know what is the deal with this boat, but it looks old.
We leave Sawmills onto Munro Street
The old railway
8 Munro Street
Looking on Google Maps shows it has a number of roof top gardens with lovely views - http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=...536,151.200391&spn=0.000809,0.001792&t=h&z=20
Back down by the water
Over a public access walkway
This is the same walkway with 8 Munro above
We are now in the north eastern end of Berrys Bay
Clouds are moving in
This is the old Dolphin wharf, looks like something you would see on some Asian waterway
I continue walking on to Waverton Park
The old North Sydney Optus Tower
Spiders have been breading this season
Now we come to the old BP site
The old oil storage facilities have been taken out, but their shape remain in the rock
Some areas have been turned into a small wetland
But some of the original piping etc has intentionally been left behind
The area has some nice views
Dolphin Wharf again
View from the lower end of the BP park
We climb the stairs
It was getting late so I walked all the way back to Blues Point to be greeted by
Blues Point Tower. Many people dislike this tower but I appreciate it. People need to realise it was designed to a price. Also the original plan was to have two shorter towers but Seidler preferred a single tower, to open up more green space on the ground surrounding and to offer more privacy to the residents of the tower.
Interesting a 30sqm studio in this tower back in 1961 sold for £3,500 or about $78,000 today. They didn't sell well due to Australian's preferences for houses.
Today that same apartment, now nearly 50 years old would cost $250,000. There is an interesting article on Blues Point here http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/09/27/1032734319538.html
The rest of the photos are all from Blues Point
Opera House looks out of place there
Blues Point, the suburb
The sun is setting in the west
Darling Harbor in the background
This view will look very different in a decade
It is becoming dark
A photo for the tourists
Milsons Point Skyline
Blues Point Panorama