Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Cook + Philip Park, Sydney

Such a shame: this sun-bathing area used to be filled with colourful mosaic-covered fountains that the kids could run around between for some water play.I suppose adult melanoma production takes precedence...

Not very good pics because I was outside. This pool is right in the centre of Sydney, opposite Hyde Park, underground outside St Mary's Cathedral. It's a fantastic facility to have in the centre of the city. There's a sports hall which is used by office workers during the day, as the main pool is used for lapping.
The pool is under here.
Click here for a link to the pool's official website.

Andrew Boy Charlton Pool 20 Feb 2007

Andrew Boy Charlton pool with the Queen Mary 2 berthed behind it.

Monday, 19 February 2007

Wombarra Rock Pool

18 Feb 2007


Thirroul Pool

Thirroul Olympic pool, right on the beachfront (hidden by the wall!) was built in the 1930s.
Taken 18 Feb 2007

Coledale Baths

Visited here on Sunday 18 Feb 2007. Didn't have a swim though. I don't think the pool had been flushed by a decent tide for a while. This site provides the following information:
"Around Wollongong community groups built pools. Coal miners in the Illawarra region were chronically underemployed as the mine owners regulated the output of the mines to control the market. Coledale pool was built by voluntary labour around 1915 including coalminers who used their knowledge of blasting to good effect. At this time locals were also building Schools of Arts, forming sports and literary societies and workers clubs. This was a time of great hope and energy as Australians began to take pride in their lifestyle."