Sunday, August 1

Old Caltex storage site at Balmain redeveloped





Once this area was a Caltex fuel storage facility close to the city of Sydney at Balmain. The area has now been redeveloped into a picturesque park overlooking the Harbour.
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16 comments:

Julie Conlon said...

One positive initiative of the NSW Labor Government was to refuse a proposed massive waterfront high density residential over this site. The Government refused the proposal and subsequently acquired the site which is now in public ownership for all to enjoy.

Make sure you visit this marvellous harbour site when in the area.

李家黃喬盈榮 said...

Birth is much but breeding is more. 加油!............................................................

Seraphine said...

it's nice that they made the site into a park. everybody wants waterfront property, so it isn't surprising that somebody had a high-density project in mind. i'm glad there was the foresight to keep the land for the benefit of all. bravo.

gfid said...

beauty for ashes

susan said...

There should be much more of this kind of redevelopment.

btw: The two of you add a lot of elegance to the setting.

王辛江淑萍康 said...

百發百中不是一試就成的。..................................................

Seraphine said...

it will be very pretty when the landscaping grows in. trees, water and picnics go together.
you looks great in the pics.

红十字 said...

Quality is better than quantity...................................................................

倪平 said...

困難的不在於新概念,而在於逃避舊有的概念。......................................................................

冠陳儒 said...

等很久了 謝謝你的用心............................................................

Seraphine said...

you are correct about the cleopatra coins, but perhaps very large "hooked" noses were considered beautiful in her time. standards of beauty have changed considerably over the centuries. indeed, even in different parts of the today's world, there are varying opinions on what is considered beautiful.

孫邦柔 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。..................................................

♥N said...

It's hard to imagine it being anything other than what it is now. Cheers to development. =]

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

困難的不在於新概念,而在於逃避舊有的概念。......................................................................

lindsaylobe said...

Hi Julie, Li Rong Huang Qiaoying, Sera, Susan. Gfid, ♥N, 孫邦柔 , 翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊

Thanks you all for your interest and comments.

Julie – A wonderful result!
Sera – Already it feels very natural and inviting.
Susan – I agree – somewhat of a rarity
Nova – a clever design.

Best wishes

Mercutio said...

It's beautiful.
Deserving of verse, I should say.