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Sydney’s abandoned secret gem

Looking like something, you might see in Medieval Europe, but the Greystanes Aqueduct is instead one of Western Sydney’s best kept secrets. The stunning aqueduct was completed in 1888 and can be found just minutes from Parramatta and less than 45 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. The Aqueduct was originally constructed to bring water over a…

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October 19, 2021

From the ashes

The Willoughby Incinerator building was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and completed in 1934. This incinerator is a remarkable piece of early Australian Industrial heritage. Designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Eric Nicholls, the building is sited at the edge of what is now the Willoughby Centennial Parklands. In 1967 the incinerator was switched off, and the…

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October 18, 2021

Now that is a squeeze

If you ever known the experience of squeezing into some tight jeans, then how about squeezing into the thinnest house in Sydney! Located at 43 ½ Edgeware Road Enmore, this sad looking residence is apparently one of the narrowest homes in Sydney.  You will need to be flexible as you walk through the tiny kitchen…

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September 23, 2021

A rose by any other name

When completed in 1950, Rose Seidler House was ‘the most talked about house in Sydney’. Designed by the young Harry Seidler for his parents Rose and Max, the house overturned almost every convention of suburban home design. It was in fact the promise of designing a house for his mother that brought Harry to Australia,…

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September 22, 2021