Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Cook + Phillip Park


Looking from the steps of St Mary's Cathedral towards the Australian Museum. Tomorrow, a glimpse of what's underneath the paving. This area is a favourite with skate boarders - see a previous photo here. The area is criticised for being stark, user un-friendly and in bad repair; a major upgrade is about to get underway, which will see an end to the skaters.
I think that's a bit of a shame unless an alternative is provided for them; kids, especially teenage boys seems to get a raw deal in urban areas. What do you think?

6 comments:

  1. Well, this place definetely pictures well. As for the space being torn down - that's a shame especially if the kids are using it. Keep us posted on teh progress.

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  2. the place looks very nice, simple and colourful, i quite like it.

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  3. waouhh. la place est superbe, et avec toute cette place je comprends que les skatters viennent ici. Belle photo


    waouhh. the place is superb, and with all this place I understand that the skatters come here. Beautiful photograph

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  4. Couldn't agree more Sally!
    I believe kids should be allowed around the city, and not only in the places specifically devoted to them, which are few and far between. I really enjoy seeing skateboarders there and would be upset to see them out.

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  5. I love the huge boxes of flowers. They are spectacular.

    I didn't realize they were so big until I clicked to enlarge the photo and saw how much they dwarf the kids standing next to them.

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  6. oldagepensioner with sound memory11 April, 2007 08:00

    Nowadays almost everyone thinks his group, however defined, is the one getting a raw deal. There used to be a common expression in Australia, "whingeing Pom"; but you don't hear it much any more, perhaps because we're setting the benchmark for world's best practice level of complaining?

    That site used to be a bowling club, and kids living in the area came from homes which could provide them very little. Today, both kids and old wrinklies like myself are extremely well catered for --- but like every other group in Australia we still tend to complain.

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