From Dawes Point, around under the bridge, there is this view of the iconic Luna Park "just for fun" park. Just about everyone my era, has been on the Big Dipper there (and some wish they hadn't .. like me).
Walking up Hickson Road, Walsh Bay now .. and a glimpse between buildings I see marinas ...and a myriad of apartments.
N.S.W. Maritime is the owner of this development. valued at $AUD800 million, occupying a land area of 8 hectares including 3 finger wharves. Quoting: Walsh Bay is one of Australia's most historic waterfront precincts. Its wharves, shore sheds and bond stores were constructed between 1906 and 1922, under the first President of the Sydney Harbour Trust, Mr. Robert Hickson and chief engineer Mr HD Walsh and formed Sydney's main commercial port area.
Domain/belle Property are advertising a marina berth/mooring space here, western side of The Pier, 18.5m x 6.35m, asking for offers above $AUD200,000.
Hickson Road is also home to the The Sydney Theatre, at #22, and there's a creative demonstration of the arts nearby. From the water-views to this! What would you have thought?
I've learnt it's one of the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk projects, and this one can be attributed to Jimmie Durham.
Moving on, and up ........I count the sets of steps on the way, twenty or twenty-one a-piece x three.
At the top of the steps I glance back to what I was leaving behind, and I loved the look of these renovations on the bay too; in fact I prefer the charm of these to the more modernistic, especially in this setting.
But look what was next, just at the top of those steps.... a bird's nest, I hadn't seen one all day, and what a beauty!! Compliments the late Brett Whiteley, titled Black Totem II.
Coming up next, it's 30 Windmill St, Walsh Bay, one of the historic Bond Store Warehouses, dating back to the early 1900's. This Bond Store 3, has been converted into a modern, four-storey office building according to this real-commercial site. You can see for yourself there, the workable interior renovations effected. Currently, wholly occupied by an international tenant, with a net income approx. $AUD1.82 million p.a. Looking for expressions of interest/for sale.
And yes, there's still more; watch this space, and come with me next, to the historic Rocks area.
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