Photos - Sydney South (continued)
Bruce Street offers a sampling of the
aged, but imposing, houses of Stanmore.
In Stanmore, with only a couple of exceptions,
all of Corunna Road’s 250 houses are pre-Alan.
Tackle four chess opponents simultaneously
in Stanmore’s Weekley Park.
Some of the transport in Sydenham is 50
years old. Buses from a museum in Gannon Street in neighbouring
Tempe trundled through Sydenham streets each Sunday.
The blue Atlantean bus was nicknamed Sydney's "trouble-decker"
because union opposition to one-man operation caused
rolling strikes that removed the buses from the roads
after a short trial.
Sylvania Waters (where a TV series, the
name of which escapes us, was set) is built on artificial
islands, three of which are shaped like crescents. James
Cook Island is perhaps the most impressive.
If you want a real challenge, walk every
Sydney street in alphabetical order. Your odyssey will
finish here in Tempe.
If you ignore the Princes Highway (which
you can't), Tempe is all heritage houses or open green areas.
In Tempe Reserve you can meet the wetlands birds who have
chosen not to compete for air space with the planes from neighbouring
A houseboat and several pleasure craft
idle peacefully on the Cooks River beside Holbeach Avenue,
Tempe. But what’s causing the boat at the right
A reminder from Old Street (which is parallel
to Young Street), Tempe: always have plenty of water
on hand when you’re walking.