Monday, 17 August 2009

City Bowling Club


In December 2008, I posted the photo below. It was taken from the Australian Museum across the road from Cook + Philip Park. I have since been thinking about the site and how much I used to enjoy walking past it when it was a lawn bowling club. It is still used for recreatin, being re-developed as an underground fitness and aquatic centre. It is in a state of disrepair on top at the moment (since my Dec photo). The photos above are from the State Library photo collection.

12 comments:

  1. St. Mary's in the sun--it warms my heart!
    Interesting, the old views.

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  2. How did you get the use of the photos or were they on a website? Interesting changes, right?! The church is really quite magnificient!

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  3. Nice collage Sally. Well done too.

    Great photo of St. Mary's. It's a beautiful Cathedral. Loved the crypt, lots of interesting artefacts down there. Do the they still charge people if they want to take photos?

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  4. I have fond memories of the bowling greens too. The new development looks great when the fountains are operating but a bit cold at other times.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  5. Such a shame. I liked the old bowling green. Not a fan of the new development.

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  6. I remember where the church is! I took many many photos of it before! :-)

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  7. Tradeoffs happen, and I'm not sure if I like this tradeoff. That beautiful field for lawn bowling was lovely.

    Chester Jones | http://www.newmarkethotel.com.au/manhattan

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  8. Hi Sally! I found your blog while I was trying to google some old sites in Sydney and Brisbane. I was wondering if you could tell me where this kind of City Bowl Club is? Is it even in Sydney? I put the picture temporarily on my blog http://ellukylmanen.tumblr.com/post/86984031263 I would really appreciate it, but thank you anyway!

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  9. Does anyone know if this is the same bowling place in question? The picture is from the sixties.. http://ellukylmanen.tumblr.com/post/86984031263

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  10. Elina - well, it's not there any more.

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  11. I think it may be, Elina. It says City Bowling Club. There are tram tracks along the road in front. I don't know if there were trams along that road, but I will try to find out.

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