A parkland strip divides the roads on both sides of, and at the end of it I see a church in sight. This twisted tree trunk took my eye, and judging by it's girth, it looks to have been gracing that area for some time.
A little further along I admired this fig tree (not your garden eating-fig type); but commonly seen around the harbourside, it's the Port Jackson fig tree. Often the delight to bonsai-enthusiasts with wonderful root-systems that will find their way over rock-crevices. You can see it's potential on this Australian National Botanic Gardens exhibit. Also some larger growing ones at Watsons Bay in this post.
On one side of the grassed strip, a glimpse of characteristic charm from yesteryear, in the traditional terrace-housing.
...and now to the church, I see the location is known as Millers Point.
There was a cordoned-off area just inside the front entrance, but enough to step in and take a quick photograph and though not good exposure/lighting, still is worth including for the record here.
This same Garrison Church had been the backdrop subject for one of my paper-cutting projects, way back in 2009 in this post Horses and Cart. Who'd have thought three years later, I'd actually be standing outside of; not me.
Walking back up the other side of the parkland-strip, and to polish-off this post, two more house to share. This one being the old.........
and surprisingly, right alongside of it, the updated new-style. A little contradictory to the theme here it seems, but hey .. that's what they call 'progress'. The old, and the new; I guess it works ....does it??
I'd been intent when walking by to photograph the new, sandwiched between the old. It wasn't until researching online and reading this site, I find that this in fact is, the "complementary new wing", to an assisted-low-care, aged care "private" hostel facility, belonging to Darling House Aged Care Association Inc. The longer standing building from 1843, is that which is just showing, to the left of this photograph.