10 October 2012

Walking Circular Quay to Lavender Bay - Part Three

native plantings along walkways are bird-attracting; this one a flowering grevillea

walking down now to the front of the grey apartments

they have this view

a lovely old home up there, just as we're about to

 go through the tunnel under the rail line, and up those steps

in view now is the home of Wendy Whitely, wife to the late Brett Whitely, artist

we have come to see Wendy's "Secret Garden".  It's one she was instrumental in creating from a section of land at the front of her home which had belonged to N.S.W. Rail.  Buried in the undergrowth were old rail carraiges, and more.  It has since evolved into a beautiful public place, open year round for all. 

overlooking Lavender Bay

Part four, we shall see more of the gardens

Sharing with Outdoors Wednesday


Beth Edwards said...

any clue why it is call "lavender bay" ... is there lavender around there growing? love the under the tunnel rail view. (:

Carole M. said...

Hi Beth; the origins of the name is well documented this site

Anonymous said...

Zauberhafte Fotos und die Sommersaison ist beendet, sehr schade, aber auch deine Vögel gefallen mir.
Wenn ich wieder mehr Zeit habe, dann werde ich an dem Bird Projekt auch wieder teilnehmen.

LG Mathilda

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Excellent and beautiful photography of a lovely area ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

The beautiful walk continues...

TexWisGirl said...

i'm loving the grey apartments - love all the layers!

Jan Castle said...

A very beautiful walk...thanks for sharing - I felt like I was there! Great snaps too Carole!
Paper Hugs,

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I would love to have the view from the apartments!

Liz said...

This is so lovely Carole. Thanks for taking us on your walk :)

Judy said...

So generous of her to create this garden, and allow public access!!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Building and stairs amazing. Scenery.

Some walk. You must be a fit as

can be Carole to go and take all

you have.

Laura said...

Oh what beautiful photos you have here of beautiful places! Thanks for the view!!!

Sharyl said...

You visit the most wonderful places, Carole! I feel so lucky to be able to see them again!