Thursday, 16 August 2007

On yer bike, Glebe


This area was a Council works depot for many years, and then a refuse disposal incinerator in the 1930s. Now re-developed as upmarket housing and recreation space, linking with waterfront walking and bicycle paths. Nice.
Click here to see a wider view of the redevelopment and how it integrates with the older terraced house scape.

14 comments:

  1. Sally - thanks for your comment today. To tell the truth, I hate my daughter's tattoos but she's a grown woman and can (and does) do as she pleases.

    The development in your photo today sounds like a great idea. We don't have a lot of housing along the Mississippi River - it's not nearly as attractive as Sydney Harbor.

    Bob

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  2. I was trying to come up with a term to describe this brushed steel architecture. Couldn't come up with it. Very utilitarian and sturdy looking stuff.

    --steve buser
    New Orleans Daily Photo

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  3. Greetings from hot ( in Finnish way! 25 Celsius )sunny Finland!
    I have lost too many your posts during summer, but I will read them all, when this last hot day is over :)
    You have a lot of interesting photos and stories to look at including today`s post.

    Have a nice Thursday evening there faraway!

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  4. My idea of a place to live in town. I like the photography and the use of the building in your development photo.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

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  5. How do you make Sydney look so perfect.... probably because it IS.

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  6. That looks like a nice area.

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  7. Great, the architecture is fine but the girl on the bike 'makes it'.

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  8. I think it's wonderful that planners now incorporate bikepaths and walkways into developments...some inspired thinking at last!

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  9. The steel columns fit very well with the steel bike. The wider view shows an interesting and attractive perspective too.

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  10. heh?
    I saw the same picture of this place (I think) (on another blog from some-one in Sydney) Also of this pilar building I mean. Thats a co-incident I quess... But I like the style it fits in the surrounding, and therefore also the photo...

    Today I posted some Dutch 'cows' again see my blog,

    Greetings from JoAnn

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  11. nice compo... i like the idea of this photo. I think i would like to try to make one like this :-D

    Indonesian Weekly Photo

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  12. ... note:
    i am borrowing your idea, hahaha :-D

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