Friday, 24 February 2012

Centennial Park, Ranger's Residence

The Ranger's Residence in Centennial Park sits on the crest of a small hill near the Robertson Road Gates. The house was built in 1899 and designed by Walter Vernon in the in the Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style. It had been used continuously as accommodation for park staff and rangers until 2008. The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust restored it and built the picket fence around it in 2010. It is currently is the head office of Conservation Volunteers Australia.

46 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful old lodge Jim, what a great place for the conservation volunteers to have as their headquarters. btw. I'm going with your theory that the mysterious 'thing' in the water by the Centennial boardwalk is a giant squid, what else could it possibly be!!

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  2. Hi! Very bright day... as usual in your sunny country :-) Greetings from Poland

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  3. I do love those TALL trees against your vivid blue sky! It is a beautiful place for volunteers! Terrific capture as always, Jim! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. What a lovely place!I wish I could be there too,Jim!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

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  5. Beautiful Australian building! Thanks for sharing.Have a great SWF and a even better weekend.

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  6. Is this the one near the top of Oxford Street in Paddington? Looks kind of similar but I don't recognise it from that angle.

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  7. Ann, no it's not that one. It's near the entrance from Moore Park and Fox Studios.

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  8. That would be a nice place to live (if it weren't for all the responsibility that comes along with the house!)

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  9. Beautiful photo, beautiful palm trees. Greetings.

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  10. What a great house. I'd like to live there. I love the tall trees with the blue sky behind them.

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  11. Wow, love how the palm trees fram the pretty home.

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  12. I love the photo with the (to me exotic) palm trees in the front.

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  13. Nice, well designed house. As a child in the western USA my father was a Forest Ranger and we lived in various Ranger Residences. None were as nice as this and I would be astonished if any were still standing.

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  14. Those trees are amazingly tall and I like how you positioned them in relation to the house. Nice to see the historical preserved.

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  15. Another good representation of the preservation that goes on in your world.
    Lovely shot Jim!

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  16. Awesome composition. I love this tall palm trees. So beautiful.

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  17. a beautiful old residence too; nicely maintained and purposeful.

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  18. Hi Jim,
    What a beautiful photo!
    I love those beautiful palm trees, they are so tall.
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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  19. I love the tall trees and the nice house. Great shot! Happy SKywatching!

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  20. Nice shot ... makes those palms look really tall.

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  21. I love the lodge, the fence, the palms, oh well, I just love the photo! Looks like a wonderful place to visit!

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  22. gosh, i hope one day to make it to australia. looks like such a beautiful place. thank you for sharing this view. greetings from virginia, usa. (:

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  23. your POV in this shot makes the entire scene even more lovely

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  24. Wow, I love the way you framed those trees! :D

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  25. Seems to be a beautiful house, but I specially like those four trees in the foreground.

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  26. I love the crafstman architectural style. It looks so pretty sitting on the hilltop.

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  27. Beautiful old building and you captured it well...great color!

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  28. I like the fence but love that blue, blue sky!

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  29. Jim, love how you positioned the palms to dominate the blue sky! Beautiful lodge and grounds. Greetings from Utah, USA.

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  30. Nice weather you have. :) The house at the back looks very lovely.

    Have a good weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  31. What a great shot! And what a nice looking house and park. Thanks for stopping by!

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