Sunday, 24 October 2010

Oatley, baths

This view of the Oatley Park Baths and the Georges River is from Sandy Beach on Oatley Bay. The baths were originally constructed in 1909 and are still utilised by the Oatley Amateur Swimming Club which was established in 1927. The pontoon is an ideal resting spot in the middle of the netted area. In the distance, a train crosses the Como Bridge linking the southern suburbs of Oatley and Como.

30 comments:

  1. That looks like a beautiful spot, I'd enjoy swimming there.

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  2. Jim, great photo! Looks like a great area to go boating!

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  3. Rosadimaggion63, it was a bit cold to take the plunge on that day, as you can see there were no swimmers. It's much warmer now, so people would take a dip.

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  4. Time seems indeed to pass by with calm and peace.

    Please have a good Sunday.

    daily athens

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  5. Beautiful spot to do for a dip....so quiet and serene. The bridge in the background is so pretty. Nice shot.

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  6. A beautiful spot. Well observed !
    Happy Sunday to you!
    Wong

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  7. Don't know that I'd like to swim there but its a beautiful place.

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  8. I learned to swim in a river too. Not from the Pontoon but my grand dad's private jetties.

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  9. That is a nice spot, Jim. I'll swim just about anywhere, although I get chicken when the water is cold. Would this be salt water or not?

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  10. a tranquil scene. looks like a beautiful spot to take a swim.

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  11. A different concept of bridge! Wonderful picture!
    Léia

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  12. So serene. And to think how close to the madness it is. Great shot. Pruxxx

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  13. Countless times I have crossed that bridge in the train, little realising that Oatley, a suburb an aunt lived in, was nextdoor! I've learned a lot about Sydney from you Jim, more than I knew when I lived there! Great photography :-)

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  14. Looks like a wonderful place to go for a swim :)

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  15. From what does the netting protect the swimmers??

    Happy travels!!

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  16. Francisca, the Georges River is salt water in this area.

    Red Nomad OZ, I assume it is shark netting but I don't think they usually travel this far up the river. Better to be safe than sorry.

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  17. With all the color and activity and drama elsewhere in Sydney, this composition give us a place to rest peacefully. Thanks.

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  18. barely looks like the Sydney I have seen! beautiful location

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  19. beautiful bridge...very unusual....great view though...

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  20. The trains must have a great view of the water :-D

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  21. Transportation and recreation represented in one shot. Well done.

    Peace,
    Gina

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