Thursday, 12 August 2010

Cockatoo Island, houses

These historic houses that sit high on the cliff on Cockatoo Island were built in the Federation architectural style. The houses were once home to the medical officer and engineering manager when the island was a busy shipyard. They are available as holiday accommodation these days. 

14 comments:

  1. Those look very spacious for a medical officer and engineering manager. The architecture doesn't appeal to me a whole lot, but I'd not hesitate to stay there while the art exhibition was on.

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  2. The architecture of these two houses and the one behind them on the rise are just terrific, Jim. And the view from up there, out over the Parramatta River is exhilarating, especially as the sun goes down. Bit chilly though ...

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  3. Julie, especially at this time of year, I did notice a chill in the air late in the afternoon. The views really are brilliant from up there.

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  4. Happy these historic homes got saved. They are beautiful.

    I wish I knew more about your geography -- how far away from where you live is Cockatoo Island? Do you stay there for a while to get all these beautiful pictures? Is it a day trip?

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  5. Sallie, Cockatoo Island is in Sydney Harbour, which is right in the middle of our city. It's located about 10 kilometres west of the central business district, so a ferry trip takes about 20 minutes. I live in a suburb which is about 11 kilometres south of the CBD, so it takes about twenty minutes to travel into the city by train. So a day trip to Cockatoo Island is quite easy.

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  6. Good to know these historic homes had been an advantage to those who have lived here before and are now for holiday accommodations. Prima!

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  7. I thought it was just an industrial area, I guess people lived there too.

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  8. Looks nice and solid but a bit dark inside I bet.

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  9. They look so modern... The location, as you describe it, is fantastic.

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  10. I bet the view from the cliff is fabulous!

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  11. They built some great houses in those days and they're still standing proud.

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  12. Hi Jim, I've just been looking through your Cockatoo Island series ... very interesting and great captures of the artwork ... not that I like all of it.

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  13. Beautiful blue skies! (By the way, thank you for the geography lesson -- I'd love to live somewhere with great public transportation.)

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