Friday, 29 August 2014

Woolloomooloo, fence

This fence is located along Nicholson Street, blocking off traffic into the pedestrian mall in Forbes Street, in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. The preserved sandstone pillars and fence once surrounded the port facilities at Woolloomooloo Bay.

17 comments:

  1. oh, that's neat! the history they preserved among the buildings! thanks, jim!

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  2. Enjoyed seeing this interesting fenced in sight from your part of the world.

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  3. That's a lovely picture Jim, so much going on in there.

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  4. Its a great fence, but I am most impressed by the name of the town. I'm wondering if children are taught a little rhyme to learn how to spell it. Here in the U.S. some children were taught how to spell Mississippi with a little rhyme ---when they got the the S's it was "crooked letter crooked letter." I'm wondering if there is any significance to the fact that it has the words "wool" "moo" and "loo" in it?

    We certainly have some odd and crazy names in my neck of the woods, too. I like learning how place names came about.

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    1. The name of the suburb is derived from an aboriginal word. The way people remember to spell it is using the words: "wool" "loo" "moo" "loo". There's a fun artwork in Woolloomooloo that used road signs with images of a "sheep", "toilet", "cow", "toilet", which I featured here.

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  5. Neat looking fence and building but I agree that town name is something else. People laugh at where I'm from but this is even better.

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  6. Nice preservation of old. Thanks for sharing from such an interestingly named place.

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  7. beautiful picture of a small part of the city.

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  8. A terrific capture as always, Jim, and I do love the name!!!

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  9. some people like the fence to the malls, some people do not, can't win them all.

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    1. Sometimes they just install bollards at the entrances to these pedestrian malls but often there is nothing. Such a high fence is unusual but the trees and plants disguise it somewhat.

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  10. What a name !!!! Would love to travel through Australia again---a beautiful place indeed. Mickie :)

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  11. Love the way these two palm trees stand guard out front.

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