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The coat hanger of Warwick Farm

Possibly the only one of Australia’s “big things” to actually be smaller than the original, Sydney’s second harbour bridge is like a sapling growing far from the tree it sprung from. The bridge marks the entrance to the Peter Warren automotive empire. Sydney’s longest running auto “mall”, the Peter Warren compound occupies a lot the…

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November 4, 2021

Swimming for free with a million-dollar view

Located by the harbour at Cremorne on Sydney’s north shore is Sydney’s most beautiful pool. From its decks you enjoy panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. This majestic pool is open day and night throughout the year, and best of all it’s completely free to use. How good is that!…

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August 17, 2021

A tired old lady…

This is the great White City Tennis southern stand in Rushcutters Bay. It was constructed in 1922 for the NSW Championships until the Olympic Tennis Stadium and Tennis Centre were built at Homebush. It was also home to the Australian Tennis Museum between 1983 and 2005 before it too was moved to Sydney Olympic Park….

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August 16, 2021

Sydney has the fastest egg in the world?

When locals think of Sydney, they think of the harbour, the good weather, and the beaches. But what about our world records? Sydney is a city of great individuals. It is also a city that continuously brings people together. And when great individuals come together, records are sure to come crashing down. From the crazy…

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November 26, 2020

From your pocket to the podium

Only in Sydney can you turn loose change into something worth a small fortune. Many Sydney locals used to drop their “shrapnel”, 1 and 2-cent coins, into ash trays, fruit bowls many into the boxes of Salvation Army collectors. The coins were phased out in 1992 but still remain legal tender as long as you…

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October 17, 2020