Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Holroyd, brickworks

The lake in the middle of Holroyd Gardens Park was created by filling an old clay brickpit in the western suburb of Holroyd. The old Goodlet and Smith Brickworks that were located here, were founded in 1884 and ceased operating in 1989. They were redeveloped as part of the Holroyd Gardens Estate in 2004. The remaining heritage brickwork kilns and associated buildings (left) sit alongside the new residential flats (right).

30 comments:

  1. Such a contrast!! I prefer the old. Too bad they didn't build a little more tastefully. ~karen

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  2. I love the heritage brickwork kilns. Are they still used at all?

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  3. What a good idea to make a lake out of th old pit. It must attract wildlife.

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  4. Hels, no the kilns are no longer operational. Just kept for decoration and historical significance.

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  5. Looks like the residents have a nice water view! Lovely photos!

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  6. Beautiful shots Jim, I don’t normally go for built environment photos, but I like what I see here.

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  7. What a peaceful sight - thanking you so very much, as things got a bit "hot" today ( daily athens )

    In the end found me however something blue, fading far and wide to more peaceful waves.
    A wonderful Wednesday for you.

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  8. What's the betting the rest don't come down soon to make way for more flats?

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  9. Bruce, I don't think they'll be demolishing them. They want to preserve them for their heritage value. They've made the brickworks a feature of the park and have built a fence around them to preserve the remains.

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  10. I don't know this area at all. I need to get out more. Tahnks for the photos.

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  11. It's good when we make the most of what we leave behind.

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  12. The heritage brickwork kilns is awesome....

    Thanks for dropping by :)

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  13. Such a unique place to live and with fabulous views as well.

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  14. Good that they have preserved the site. Good lighting in your shots!

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  15. I haven't been there but it looks interesting!

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  16. Kyllä on mukava katsella suuren maailman suuria ja kauniita maisemia ja noita mahtavan kokoisia rakennuksia ja rakennelmis blogissasi. Minun toisessa blogissani pidän myös kuva/runopäiväkirjaa ja laitan sinne kuvaa joka päivä, käypä kurkkimassa. Ne on pieniä juttuja, mutta minulle suuria.
    Suomi on niin pieni Australiaan verattuna, mutta rakas maa ja kaunis luonto.

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  17. Great shots, it was good that they made something out of the old pit.

    Have a great day.

    /Magnus

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  18. I have a fellow blogger who likes brickworks. I will tell him about your photo.

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  19. fantastic contrast. great tones interesting structures

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  20. Wonderful (evening?)light...and
    I haven't been there but it looks interesting!

    Happy WW...Luna

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  21. Nice brickworks chimney,thanks Ann for leading me here.

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  22. It is surprising that the kilns were kept. Nice soft light in the pics.

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  23. Excellent photos and I'm glad to read the history of the flats.

    We went birding last week...today's post for my blog is all kinds of coastal bird photos. Do take a side trip over to my place if you can find some time to view many waterfowl.

    COASTAL BIRDING

    Have a super day my friend.

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  24. Luna, yes it was late afternoon, heading into early evening.

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  25. Two very interesting photographs. I too like how they made something out of the old pit.

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  26. Terrific shots and very nice lighting. I love to visit the place.

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