Thursday, 23 May 2013

Mosman, Taronga Zoo

The upper entrance to Taronga Zoo, in the north shore suburb of Mosman. Sydney's original zoo was established in 1800 on seven acres of land at Billy Goat Swamp in Moore Park. By the beginning of the 20th century, the Zoo had outgrown its site and plans were made to exchange the land to Aston Park at Mosman. Taronga Zoo was officially opened on 7 October, 1916. Taronga is an Aboriginal word meaning beautiful view.

10 comments:

  1. my goodness, this is a magnificent, stately and beautiful building! what a grand entrance to a zoo.

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  2. A great entrance Jim and it only gets better once you step inside.

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  3. wow, i've never seen a zoo like this before! beautiful!

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  4. That's quite an entrance for a zoo! Very beautiful!

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  5. That's a beautiful photo highlighting the architecture of the building against the cloudless sky. Thank you for sharing it along with the historical facts at our party Jim.
    Have a nice weekend,
    BiTi
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  6. I never would have guessed that is the entrance to a zoo!

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