I wandered in quite by accident into the Paddington Reservoir Gardens – a rediscovered relic turned inner city trendy park…and serendipity – Jo, a solicitor – was killing time at the gardens before her next appointment, looking very attractive in her very military/marching band outfit.
“…The park on the reservoir roof has been completely reconstructed and a stunning new sunken garden has been established in the reservoir’s western chamber. Some vibrant graffiti art has been preserved in the eastern chamber, which provides a new space for community and cultural activities. Special lighting highlights the beautiful new timber work and stunning stone of the reservoir. New stairs and viewing platforms now provide access to the chambers….Designed by the City Engineer, Edward Bell, the Paddington Reservoir was built between 1866 and 1878 and was a key element in Sydney’s early water supply.
…Paddington Reservoir Gardens has already been described as a combination of the Baths of Caracalla and The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.” – extract from the City of Sydney page on the garden <Click>
– POSTCODE: 2021
– NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Eat/Drink: Cafes, Pubs, Delis, Bakers – you’ll be spoilt for choice. Buy: Upmarket designer boutiques, vintage and retro markets and shops, bookshops – Berkelouws and Arial and many more;
– SEE / PHOTOGRAPH: Town Hall, Art Deco architecture, Victoria Barracks.
– TRANSPORT: Only Buses [No Trains] – Routes …….
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