Peace & Love
31st Dec 2011Posted in: Gallery Comments Off on Peace & Love
Peace & Love

Every breath you take is a magical moment. We only have one life so we need to treasure every moment especially those shared with friends. Walking around our beautiful city of Sydney is one of the many magical moments I treasure.

Once a month my partner and I, together with a group of friends, walk around various foreshore areas of our picturesque harbour-side city. This photo was taken when we did a 10 kilometre walk which began at Wollstonecraft, following the Harbour circle walk to Waverton then on to Berrys Bay. Then we continued along the waterfront to Lavender Bay, where we had a snack break at the Wendy Whiteley garden. Known as Wendy’s Secret Garden, she made it following the death of her husband, the renowned artist Brett Whiteley. Wendy started to clean up and landscape a large patch of derelict land adjacent to her home in Lavender Bay, owned by the NSW Rail Corporation. Over 15 years, it has become a noted Sydney landmark and a well-known tourist destination, with random benches in quiet spots, secluded paths, and a spectacular view to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A wide variety of birdlife previously unknown to the area now also enjoys what the park has to offer. On Australia Day 2009, Wendy Whiteley was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for “service to the community through the establishment and maintenance of a public garden at Lavender Bay, and as a supporter of the visual arts” Leaving the garden we walked passed Luna Park and the North Sydney Pool before we all caught the relevant public transport back home from North Sydney station. Life is certainly beautiful and there are so many ways to enjoy it without really having to spend money.

Peace & love to all.

Michelle, 68, Australia

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