Sunday, 27 February 2011

Chester Hill, Nugent Park

These curious structures are located in the middle of Nugent Park, beside the railway station, in the western suburb of Chester Hill. I couldn't find any information about these monuments apart from a local council information sheet on the suburb which reads: Nugent Park serves as a place of remembrance to Australia's fallen as well as a place of rest. Apparently these structures are remnants of slippery slides in a children's playground that were decomissioned for safety reasons and had the metal slide removed.
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23 comments:

  1. They look very interesting. I may be wrong but to me, the monuments look like tomb... Anyway, it is indeed interesting!
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
    Yoshi

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  2. There's no shortage of war memorials around the world.

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  3. They are somehow restful and contemplative. Maybe that is the intention.

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  4. they look a bit like the bunkers that soldiers would build on the battlefield during WWII

    somber yet beautiful place

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  5. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  6. Interesting, I wonder if at one time there had been plaques set in the face of those stone monuments.

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  7. My goodness. How odd! They look like a tribute to Machu Pichu.

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  8. The way it was build was like a pyramid that symbolizes a tomb, and maybe you were right that was built for those who give their lives on the war.



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  9. Hi,
    questa immagine è molto interessante.
    Ciao Myriam :)

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  10. They look interesting, maybe a local historical society will have some notes?

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  11. Feels as if they 'offer' an entry to the 'innerst within'. Thoughtful a sight indeed.

    Please have you all a good Sunday.

    daily athens

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  12. They look like Aztec Pyramids crossed with tank traps... very unusual.

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  13. Very interesting! And I agree with Mark! They look like miniature Aztec pyramids!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Have a happy weekend****

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  14. Very interesting "Ancient motives" as monuments in the park !

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  15. Very interesting, thanks for sharing
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  16. It looks like the plaques that used to be there have been removed.

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  17. These look really interesting, they remind me of Mayan sacrificial pyramids, so perhaps they could be a symbol of sacrifice?

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  18. Like many of you have mentioned, I thought they looked a lot like pyramids too but I'm interested to hear the bunker connection too.

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  19. Belle photo et bon choix pour le challenge du Dimanche, thanks for sharing

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  20. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Those are very interesting monuments. They remind me of mini pyramids.

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  21. The shape of them reminds me of something from an ancient culture -- like we saw in Cetral America.

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  22. Sorry to disapoint you but these Chester Hill monuments where once "slippery slides" in a chidrens playground. Build around forty years ago.
    You can see where the metal slide set in the face of those "stone monuments" have been revoved, if I remember right somebody got hurt on them and it was decommissioned. I used to play there as a kid.
    Yours Gene
    Hope this info helps.

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  23. Gene, thanks for that info. It's no wonder then that I couldn't find any info on what I thought were monuments. :) I have added your info to the post.

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