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Sunflowers and Chimneys

Posted in chimenea, chimenea industrial with tags on 7 mayo, 2013 by bloggracia

Es curiosa la cantidad de blogs australianos que he encontrado con post sobre chimeneas industriales de ladrillo, ¡aunque sólo sea una fotografia!

It´s curious tha vast amount of Australian blogs I´ve found with industrial chimneys of brickmasonry post, though there´s only one picture in it!


Sydney Park has undergone a major transformation over the past two decades. The land was originally given as a grant to a convict woman and has since served Sydney as a site for crops and food production, brick making, gas storage and waste disposal. When the New South Wales state government first envisaged turning the site into a public green space in the early 1980s, a key factor in transforming the site was to preserve some of the history associated with it.

Spanning 44 hectares, the park is the largest in Sydney and is connected by about 12 kilometres of pathways. The vast majority of the vegetation on the site was planted as part of a community effort in the early 1990s. The park now has nine hectares of gardens and 28,000 native trees, including 277 Port Jackson and Moreton Bay fig trees. Fifty types of mammals, native birds, frogs…

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Walking the Barwon River Reserves

Posted in chimenea industrial, Reflexión with tags , on 19 julio, 2012 by bloggracia

Cada vez es más frecuente encontrar gente que pasea, hace deporte y lleva su cámara para inmortalizar los lugares, paisajes, momentos durante su travesía a pie o en bicicleta.

More and more people take their cameras while walking or ciclying to make unforgettable sites, landscapes, moments.

Melbourne Walks

ImageI had an unexpectedly interesting walk yesterday in Geelong, along the banks of the Barwon River – I was anticipating a straightforward, shady riverside walk, but ended up with much more: grand Victorian villas and red brick industrial heritage factories, a lesson in 30 million year old geology with vistas to boot from Seaview park, and a close up commune with a pelican at the adjoining Balyang sanctuary.  The Barwon River Reserves cover both banks of the Barwon River for almost its entire urban length, with excellent cycle/walking paths, and are full of hidden surprises.  Who knew, for example, that the world’s first ice making machine was invented by newspaperman, James Harrison on the banks of the Barwon in 1854!!

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