Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Surry Hills, Harmony Park

Harmony Park is bounded by Brisbane Street, Hunt Street and Goulburn Street, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. This view is from Hunt Street with the former Mark Foys department store warehouse behind it and Sydney Tower in the distance between apartment blocks and office buildings located along Liverpool Street. By 1924 this area was a slum, so houses and the network of narrow streets were demolished by the municipal council. Plans to sell the land for warehouses failed when the Great Depression struck and most of the 7½ acres lay empty for decades. The state government bought the site in 1954, used it for a car park and later built the Sydney Police Centre and an electricity substation, to the east. The council bought this part of the site back and in 2006 opened Harmony Park, named in recognition of the area's history and cultural and social diversity.

10 comments:

  1. I like the park as well as the buildings behind it. They look really great.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. Beautiful photo!
    I don't know this huge continent yet.....Who knows some day!
    Hugs from Brazil

    Bia <°))))<

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  3. It is so great when there is a park among all the tall buildings. There is an enormous park in St. Louis that makes you feel you aren't even in the city.

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    1. The Botanic Gardens in Sydney are like that too.

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  4. A park is a very good use for such a space. Beautiful shot!

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  5. I love how there's a park in the middle of the concrete jungle! love it

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  6. I'm so in love with that middle building...awesome to have a park there.

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    1. That's probably why they converted that warehouse building to apartments now known as Sydney Mansions.

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  7. I love parks in the middle of the city, so happy who has them! Happy New Year!

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