Water Park 4 July 2018

I wanted to provide some information about this interesting but not quite the water park is ought to be. I found the photo below care of Google earth, in a Real Estate Ad. 25 Grevillea Crescent Lidcombe. Between us, Jessica and I surmise it is a re-oxegeniser for the water in the adjacent Golf Course – Carnarvon.

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Lidcombe Water Park from Google Earth
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Bad Clone since we no longer have a decent image Program-Lidcombe Water Park- Andrew and Jessica
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I took a few of the spray -Lidcombe Water Park
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Almost, but not identical Lidcombe Water Park
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Jessica entering stage left – had to go around to the ramp- Lidcombe Water Park
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Taken by Jessica. 25 June

About Rookwood

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Steeped in history and reflecting the cultural diversity of wider Sydney, Rookwood Cemetery is a tranquil and fascinating place of historical significance, and considerable natural and built beauty.
With a total area similar in size to the Sydney CBD, Rookwood is the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere and the largest Victorian cemetery in the world.

Having been established in 1867, today it is the final resting place for more than a million people.

Each year over 2,000 interments and commemorations are performed, representing the vast majority of religious and cultural groups throughout Sydney.

Follow this link to watch some short films on the history of Rookwood Cemetery.

About Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust..[   Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust. 2018. Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.rookwoodcemetery.com.au/. [Accessed 03 July 2018].]

Jessica has managed to find her Father’s marker in here, he held a Victoria Cross and so there are plaques for him everywhere though he was cremated at Pine Grove.

While I was lost the other day I found the War Cremation Memorials, in section F but I believe it was the wrong F, so I didn’t find the marker.

Sacred Heart of Jesus The devotion to the Sacred Heart (also known as the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sacratissimum Cor Iesu in Latin) is one of the most widely practiced and well-known Roman Catholic devotions, taking Jesus Christ′s physical heart as the representation of his divine love for humanity. This devotion is predominantly used in the Roman Catholic Church and in a modified way among some high-church Anglicans, Lutherans and Eastern Catholics. The devotion is especially concerned with what the Church deems to be the longsuffering love and compassion of the heart of Christ towards humanity. The popularization of this devotion in its modern form is derived from a Roman Catholic nun from France, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, who said she learned the devotion from Jesus during a series of apparitions to her between 1673 and 1675,[1] and later, in the 19th century, from the mystical revelations of another Roman Catholic nun in Portugal, Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart, a religious of the Good Shepherd, who requested in the name of Christ that Pope Leo XIII consecrate the entire world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Predecessors to the modern devotion arose unmistakably in the Middle Ages in various facets of Catholic mysticism, particularly with Saint Gertrude the Great.[2 Bainvel 1910, II. Historical Ideas on the Development of the Devotion, para (3-4).]
Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 2018. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/. [Accessed 03 July 2018].

crucified, clouds or people, I think I see people in there?
In monochrome
Ascension , or my sacred heart
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Sacred Heart of Jesus, Ascension,like an etching
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Sacred Heart of Jesus ascending
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Catholic holy card depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus, circa 1880. Auguste Martin collection, University of Dayton Libraries
Sacred Heart of Jesus or Ascension
Crucifixion
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I think most of these are similar, taken on different settings
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Different though I cannot see how so.

Attribution of the image of the Sacred Heart

By Turgis – Turgis, Public Domain, Link

Wiki links

Brick Works near Homebush Bay 30 June 2018

Out and about exploring, being so close to Olympic Park, only one stop away from Lidcombe station and never having been there we set off to explore. Reaching  Australia avenue we chose to go to our left and walked towards Wentworth Common . On our way we came across the Old Brick works which has now become a Ring Walk and habitat for endangered Frog specie. Example- the Bell frog.

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ESTER BEATON I was on assignment for Australian Geographic to do a story on this little mascot. Frogs in general are cute. But this guy was also gorgeous with his flashing turquoise thighs. http://estherbeaton.com/story-behind-green-golden-bell-frog-image/

 

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In a time when building a house meant plenty of brick, mortar and asbestos as opposed to 100% pure cladding, a housing boom meant it was time to get digging. The State Brickworks at Homebush was established by the NSW Government in 1911 to (publicly) provide for the demand for public housing and (privately) to shatter the stranglehold private owners had on the brickmaking industry, because no one makes money without the NSW Government getting a piece of the action. This greedy plan backfired at the onset of the Great Depression, when demand plummeted and the site started operating at a major loss. Ironically, it was sold to a private firm in 1936, and closed soon after. https://pastlivesofthenearfuture.com/2012/06/14/nsw-state-brickworksbrickpit-ring-walk-homebush-nsw/

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OLYMPIC PARK 30 6 2018 – me taking a bent 360 of the pit from the Brick Pit ring walkway

2013 Brickpit
Brick Works -Sydney Olympic Park. 2018. Sydney Olympic Park. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/. [Accessed 02 July 2018].
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Sydney Olympic Park. 2018. Sydney Olympic Park. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/. [Accessed 02 July 2018].

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JESSICA TAKING ME PROCESSING A 360.

 

We took many more photos that day which I shall load to my Facebook.

All together we spent most of our day there, just wandering around until we found a way to cross the road to the other side.

 

 

 

Parramatta Park Jessica.

These are the photos Jessica took at Parramatta Park on our walk through it to Westmead Station.

I may have duplicated some since when I select too many with mouse they tend to make clones of themselves. I hope also to have chosen the best of hers.

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Westmead end of Parramatta Park- almost perfect mirror images.
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Westmead end of Parramatta Park – Andrew behind uprooted tree
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Westmead end of Parramatta Park Andrew behind tree again
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Old Government House
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Parramatta Park 26 06 18 J- Andrew taking the shot framed by the fork in the tree
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Parramatta Park 26 06 18 J – of Westmead
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Parramatta Park 26 June 2018-Andrew

That day we left home to go to Parramatta for Jessica to buy a “Cappy”hat from the Army Surplus store – like a cap but with flaps to protect neck from the sun. Then we set out for the next suburb, Westmead, walking through the rest of Parramatta Park, in the opposite direction than on the 6th.

I won’t caption these since I think they have a voice of their own, they are numerous since even the slightest step can bring a new perceptive to the landscape.

There are some here taken through gaps in trees and even one through and around a giant uprooted tree.

I enjoy the mirrored images.

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Panorama in camera
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Panorama – just doesn’t line up, rickety bridge over the river.
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Cappy
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018 not identical but a few seconds later
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018 – Autumn Leaves
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018 – Autumn Leaves
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018 framed by the gap
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018 framed by the gap
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018 woods
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, not sure where to but she is strides ahead
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, a low lying, rather damp area down by the river
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, a low lying, rather damp area down by the river. I always seem to get her back or the side of her face.
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, . A large tree had been uprooted under the other side of the bridge and I snapped it. Not awfully good. Things seem inspirational at the time
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, before I took the one of the bridge I took this one of here.
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, through a hole, I really went to town on this tree, it must think it is the most photographed fallen tree ever.
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, tone of several taken around this tree
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, through a hole
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, through a another hole – don’t know what the dag is at the top except, perhaps another bit of tree
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, photographing each other through a hole
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, for the reflections
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, more reflections or mirrors
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Parramatta park 26 6 2018, I actually can’t recall where this was.

Around the Villa

Here are a few more photos, the first series are of the presentable aspect of the villa, Jessica did take photos of bathroom, Laundry and bedrooms but I thought them a bit icky to air.
The second set are photos taken around Main street and Herdsmen’s Avenue with a view of East Street where a bus has been parked for the length of our stay.

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Dining Room with computer mangled by me. And Laundry with second loo behind the couch – 1 1/2 baths as they like to say.
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Foyer,Kitchen Corner, Jessica’s bedroom
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My room,Lounge, kitchen corner and Jessica’s room, not a TV in each room and one has a video.
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the entire front – facing the car park
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Herdsman Ave, that bus has been parked on East Street ever since we arrived here.
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Scribbles Preschool with Chimney from Old Lidcombe Hospital, Herdsman Avenue
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Left hand side car park and old theatre block Main Street
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Jessica, Ferguson Lodge College street Lidcombe

Parramatta Park

A wettish but interesting day,bused to Parramatta and walked around the Park down to the Weir.Notice I became  weary captioning the pix, so you will know we have antiquated Canon camera’s

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