Thursday, 7 April 2011

Telopea, Waratah Shopping Centre

Waratah Shopping Centre is a group of shops located along Benaud Place in the western suburb of Telopea. The name of the suburb comes from Telopea Speciosissima, a native flower that was abundant in the area before European settlement. The telopea is more commonly known as the Waratah, which is also the floral emblem of the state of New South Wales. While the shops here are certainly not architectural wonders, they have tried to enhance the area with a colourful graffiti mural down the side of the shops and this nature strip garden, in the middle of the road.
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19 comments:

  1. Hah! That is one of the catgory of photographs that I am collecting whilst in Paris: signs. However,that is to help me with common vocab and sentence structure.

    I love how you can often make a silk-purse out of the proverbial ...

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  2. Thanks, Julie. It can be a challenge to find something beautiful in some suburbs but there's often an interesting story associated.

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  3. I like what I can see of the mural! And I love the strip of plants that softens the touch of man.

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  4. Next week please give us a photo of the entire mural. It looks pretty neat and colorful. Like the plantings around the sign...such a nice variations of flora.

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  5. the flowers around the sign, are they kangaroo paws?

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  6. The sign gives an opportunity for a bit of information on the area. I like the mural.

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  7. That is neat how they incorporated both names.

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  8. ewok1993, yes I believe those flowers are Kangaroo Paw.

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  9. I always enjoy seeing murals and the flower bed is lovely. Great ways to dress up an ordinary strip mall.

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  10. I like the picture and the exotic sound, at least for me, of these place names.

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  11. I wonder if that big green leafed plant is a waratah. They have a magnificent flower.

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  12. I like the name of the shopping mall, Waratah, the flower it was named after, and the mural on the wall (which I noticed before I read your post) to brighten up the lacklustre architecture... :-)

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  13. The flower enhances the beauty of the place. Thanks for sharing!

    Signs-signs

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  14. diane b, I should go back when that other plant is in bloom and confirm whether it is indeed a waratah. :)

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  15. Great flowers. Beautiful shot.Have a great day.

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