Saturday, 26 July 2014

Coogee, Giles Baths

Giles Baths are located at the foot of the northern headland at Coogee Beach, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. It is a natural rock pool, also known as the "Bogey Hole" that looks out onto the Pacific Ocean. Oscar E Giles, a masseur, took over the lease of a building and pool at Dolphin Point in 1929. The building which contained a gym, hot sea baths and a sunbaking area was demolished in 2000 but the original doorway and sections of the wall remain as an entrance to the baths.

17 comments:

  1. Thank Jim you for this series from Coogee. I love to see these places where I used to walk around. I lived there for 6 months.

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  2. Interesting. I love how you always know the history of your subjects.

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  3. Lovely spot for a massage. Too long since I've been here, Jim! Wonderful posts😸

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  4. HI Jim What a lovely sky and very clear water. Have a great weekend.

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  5. That's a really unique rock formation. Thank you for linking up with Friday My Town Shoot Out.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  6. thanks for your kind comments on my blog, isn't it fun to find nature creates little bathing ponds for us to enjoy

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  7. "Hot sea baths and sun baking area" - it sounds, and looks, wonderful!

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    1. Oh yes. Give me the hot sea baths and a sun baking area, and my life is pretty damed good.
      Add in an espresso bar and life is blissful!

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  8. I could go for a day of this!!! Relaxing, I'm sure. Not to mention beautiful area.

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  9. What a tender blue sky, and the water so peaceful. I'd love to see the remains of the spa. Happy skywatching and happy weekend, Jim.

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  10. It has been fun seeing your recent series of Coogee photographs. My daughter stayed there when she did a college semester at UNSW and we visited her over Christmas.

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