Saturday, 18 February 2017

Abbotsford, canal

This canal is located near historic Abbotsford House, a heritage listed house which gave its name to the inner west suburb of Abbotsford,. In 1920 the estate became the site of a Nestlé chocolate factory, with the house used initially for chocolate production and later as their administrative offices. The factory was closed in 1991 and the estate was redeveloped with medium-density residential apartments known as Abbotsford Cove,.

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  1. Quite a lot of development there. We have an Abbotsford House here, so the name's made its away around the English speaking world.

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    1. It was named after Abbotsford House in Britain, the residence of novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. So I guess that's the connection. William.

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  2. I love how you always know the backstory of things.

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    1. Thanks, Yogi. I like to research and learn the history of the places I photograph.

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  3. Great shot. Interesting that if had been a chocolate factory site.

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