Some photos of the beautiful gardens beneath the Double Bay Library

These gardens were established in the 1950s and are some of the most beautiful I have seen attached to a library.  They are stepped, and have benches for people to sit and contemplate the view.   They look out to the Harbour and you can walk through them to reach the Murray Rose Swimming Baths, where there is also a great little cafe.  The baths are open to anyone.  I will have some photos of them in a later blog.

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Recent addition to the gardens aptly named 'Seated Woman'.
Recent addition to the gardens aptly named ‘Seated Woman’.
Front view.
Front view.

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Lovely old sandstone structure beside tree.
Lovely old sandstone structure beside tree.

For you little gardener and lover of trees, I have only a small gift. Here is set G for Galadriel, but it may stand for garden in your tongue. In this box there is earth from my orchard, and such blessing as Galadriel has still to bestow is upon it. It will not keep you on your road, nor defend you against any peril; but if you keep it and see your home again at last, then perhaps it may reward you. Though you should find all barren and laid waste, there will be few gardens in Middle-earth that will bloom like your garden, if you sprinkle this earth there. Then you may remember Galadriel, and catch a glimpse far off of Lórien, that you have seen only in our winter. For our spring and our summer are gone by, and they will never be seen on earth again save in memory.”
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring  (from Goodreads.com)

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Some Photos from a Walk today along the foreshore of Double Bay to Rose Bay and Point Piper

These are some of the photos I took today on a walk with a group of old friends.  These are the ones I took of parts of Double Bay and the park around the Double Bay Rowing Club, where we had morning tea.  Hope you enjoy them.Doublebay

Quaint cottage.
Quaint cottage.

Front of cottage.
Front of cottage.
Lovely window boxes full of bright red geraniums
Lovely window boxes full of bright red geraniums
Lovely old terraces.
Beautiful old terraces.
Young magpie in park.
Young magpie in park.
View from park near Double Bay Rowing Club.
View from park near Double Bay Rowing Club.

 

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Moreton Bay tree trunk and buttress roots.
Moreton Bay tree trunk and buttress roots.

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