Friday, 21 August 2009

Homebush Bay, Brickpit Ring Walk

This pond was originally a brickpit which was going to be redeveloped as a tennis complex, as part of Olympic Park for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. During construction, the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog was discovered living here, so the development was moved and the habitat was protected. The Brickpit Ring Walk was built to allow visitors to view the habitat from above.  I featured this walkway here a couple of months back. On a return visit there were some great clouds above which were reflected in the pond below, so it was worth photographing again.

87 comments:

  1. Totally amazing view! Wish I could get Downunder.

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  2. Those clouds look like cotton floating by! Beautiful!

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  3. That's quite a walkway. What a great way to see nature without trampling it under.

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  4. That is a very cool image. Love it. Happy skywatching.

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  5. How kewl is this! Lovely view of beautiful skies and reflections.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  6. The clouds look as if they are about to break out in close harmony.

    We will be having the sailing event belonging to the 2012 Olympics in Dorset. Now, there's a link!

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  7. Clever move ... to protect the habitation. Never been on this part yet.

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  8. Nice photo whenever I visit your blog I always end up scrolling thru several posts and really enjoy seeing your part of the world

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  9. Beautiful reflection, and what an interesting story behind the pond!

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  10. So nice to be able to click on this and see it in a bigger view. How wonderful to be able to walk this and have a wee look.
    spirithelpers

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  11. I'm happy to hear that the Bell frogs still have their little world.
    Good picture also, of course!

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  12. A beautiful scene of clouds floating in the sky.

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  13. Wonderful that the frog's habitat was preserved and great for the people too. Beautiful picture!

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  14. I'm wondering if you've ever seen the frog? Funny to think of such a small creature completely upsetting development's plans...

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  15. Beautiful shot and great environmental feeling.
    Congratulations for all you.
    Luiz Ramos

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  16. Barb, I haven't actually seen the frog up close. They keep people quite far away from their habitat, so they aren't disturbed.

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  17. I like the golden colors and the reflections in the water! Grand view!

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  18. That would be an interesting walkway to take. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  19. i love such photos of sky reflection! Love the blues!

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  20. Great shot...what a good idea to have that walkway...an interesting story..

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  21. That is an amazing walkway.
    Yea for the frogs and for the people who enjoy nature...

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  22. Very nice walkway with pond of water and fabulous sky overhead.

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  23. That's great that the habitat was protected. Beautiful shot of a beautiful place. I love the reflection.

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  24. That is pretty cool. I'm glad that they made their way clear to protect the pond.

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  25. J Bar: Nice sky shot with a neat reflection. thanks for your SWF.

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  26. Nice to have a walkway around it. I like the reflection photo! Great clouds.

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  27. I like the color of the clouds in the water. Nice photo.

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  28. Beautiful - looks like a place I would love to visit!

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  29. This is lovely.. especially the reflection of the clouds in the water

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  30. J Bar:

    Great photo of the water and walkway. How on earth do you keep up two blogs and make it around to comment so much?

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  31. I like those clouds. I keep meaning to do the brickpit walk (and keep forgetting).

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  32. Jan, I only update this Sydney blog daily. My other blog just contains some of the best photos from my local area.

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  33. Great photo taking in the reflection. Thanks for sharing with sky watch friday.

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  34. This is such an amazing shot and great reflection!

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  35. Now that is one cool walkway that seems to be walking too with long spindly legs.

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  36. Beautiful, especially when enlarged!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  37. Such variety to your pix and always nicely composed. I don't know whether I told you I am having trouble finding the movie you suggested at our local movie stores I looked it up online though and it got fantastic reviews.

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  38. Nice skies out your way! And the ring walk is interesting! We have wooden walkways here in the US to protect some marshlands habitat. I like your Cooks River shots, especially the sunsets last Friday!

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  39. I think its great, nice contrast with the sky and the clouds, stunning!!

    Have a nice SWF

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  40. Great clouds! Great to have a walkway to view the endangered frogs.
    Janice.

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  41. Yes, as long as a tiny frog can commandeer to move an Olympic tennis court; the world is a better place!
    A great walkway to give people who are interested an opportunity to see without being seen.

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  42. It is nice to know that the city is so environmentally conscious. I think it is so much better than a tennis court.

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  43. That's wonderful the habitat was protected. Lovely shot.

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  44. I'm glad to read that habitats for endangered species are being preserved in your part of the world too.

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  45. It does make a lovely shot! Great story to go with the view, too.

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  46. Lovely clouds and reflection. Fascinating walkway. I read the information on the frog and can see from the distribution map why it needs conserving.

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  47. Beautiful view of the walkway. Lovely scenery.

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  48. Good capture of the sky and its reflection. And what a good gesture for preseving the frog's habitat.

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  49. Really nice SWF shot, and good news that the habitat was not destroyed for a game that is more moveable than the frogs!

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  50. I like the soft reflections in the pond.

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  51. You've got beautiful skies all over the place! Happy Friday!

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  52. What a great idea!

    I like how the clouds are checking out the wildlife, too!

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  53. What a surreal experience that would be to walk on the walkway with the sky above and sky (reflected) below. This was a wonderful photo and the description was quite interesting.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  54. thats a neat photo, thank you for popping by my blog.

    Gill in Canada

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  55. Oh...what a pristine sky...great scene for us to enjoy...

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  56. Great walkway - cool shot. I like the somewhat sparse background

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  57. So glad someone cared enough to protect the frog and its environnment. What a great idea to build the walkway!

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  58. Very nice reflections and an outstanding shot!

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  59. A beautiful and intelligent monument.
    Thanks very much for sharing interesting photos and story. I enjoy reading this post.
    Samantha
    Wireless Home Alarm Security Systems

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