Paramatta – Sydney’s Second City

In the past the only time I have actually seen Parramatta was either out of the window of a bus, or the railway station while I was sitting on a train. Okay, a suburb with a name like Parramatta may not sound like a suburb that everybody is suddenly going to want to rush to visit, but I can assure you that it is more than just an boring out of the way part of Sydney. … More Paramatta – Sydney’s Second City

Wandering the Rundles

Okay, this post is going to be a bit more than just a walk along Rundle Street and Rundle Mall, but as I was trying to work out a title I thought that one sounded quite nice. In fact, this post is about my walk along North Terrace, a quick wander through a couple of the parks at the East End, and then my (or should I say our) return journey down Rundle Street and then along Rundle Mall. Actually, this trek coincided with our trip to the South Australian Museum, however I have already written a post about that visit, so this is simply going to be about our meanderings around Adelaide’s shopping district. … More Wandering the Rundles

Fletcher Jones – More than just an abandoned factory

Every time I drive into Warrnambool I see the odd structure sitting over the skylike, and because is to so noticeable I instantly want to find out what it is. Okay, you can also see the steeples and towers of the various churches as well, but you can generally tell that they belong to the churches (which is quite helpful when you are looking for a church, because you can see the steeples and towers, but unfortunately they generally don’t tell you what that church actually is – though I’ve never accidentally wandered into a room full of cultists). … More Fletcher Jones – More than just an abandoned factory

Goodwood & Unley – Exploring Old Adelaide

Okay, I did go to Adelaide to spend some time at the Fringe, however instead of spending Friday afternoon wandering around the CBD looking at what was on offer, I decided to jump on the new electric train and wander around the backstreets of the inner southern suburbs. Despite not seeing the buskers performing in Rundle Mall and visiting the Garden of Unearthly Delights before the crowds arrived, a trek from Goodwood to Unley was still quite a pleasant day out. Anyway, I did want to get another video of the electric train so I could post it up on Youtube for the benefit to the followers that I seem to have collected (and maybe I should start watching some of their clips – then again I really don’t have that much time). … More Goodwood & Unley – Exploring Old Adelaide

Fitzroy Gardens – Turning Nature into Art

When I was a kid there was a difference between a park and a garden: parks had playgrounds and gardens didn’t. In fact I thought gardens were either boring, or simply hard work (namely because my Dad would regularly get me to pull perfectly good plants out of his garden, though he had another word for them – weeds). … More Fitzroy Gardens – Turning Nature into Art