Sunday, 21 July 2013

Elizabeth Bay, Arthur McElhane Reserve

This little stone bridge and ornamental pond are found in Arthur McElhane Reserve, in the eastern suburb of Elizabeth Bay. It is located opposite the historic Elizabeth Bay House built in 1838 and was originally part of the estate. On this warm winter's day, the park attracted picnickers and even a sunbaker, in the distance.
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21 comments:

  1. It looks like a place anyone would enjoy resting or sunbathing.

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  2. A hidden treasure (again one I don't know about).

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  3. A beautiful, peaceful place indeed, Jim, and what a great capture for the day! Lovely shadows! Hope your weekend is going well!

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  4. What a beautiful spot! How lucky are those people living close by.

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  5. Such a pretty setting in lovely light. Love the quaint design of the little bridge.

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  6. Elizabeth Bay House must have been a great home but it must have had an even better landscape garden. The Reserve that you showed in the photo still looks excellent today, all these years later.

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  7. No wonder the place is a sunbathers and picnickers magnet... Such a lovely little place.

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  8. a sun-baker - thought you meant sun-bather - but then if it is hot as it is here then a baker indeed

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    1. I guess that's an Australian term for sunbather which I hadn't realised was uniquely Australian until now.

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  9. The serenity of this scene is enhanced by the sunbather(s) in the background.

    Ecstatic Shadows

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  10. Looks like a peaceful spot Jim, beautifully shown here.

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  11. Wow, somebody was meticulous when they built this, it's a perfect bridge. Does the plaque on the bridge commemorate the date it was built?

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    1. Wayne, it's actually a sign carved in stone that says "Do Not Feed The Fish". There are still fish in the pond today.

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  12. Love this little corner - perfect setting to read a book:) Stone bridges are not that common anymore, so am glad they preserved it!

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