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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

What could have been

The heritage-listed Sydney Harbour Bridge is as iconic to the Emerald City as the shell-like white sails of the Sydney Opera House. But you might not know that the design for the ‘Coathanger’, as Sydney locals affectionately call it, which is the largest steel arch bridge in the world, was not decided upon very easily. In…

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October 6, 2021

Phantom platforms of Sydney

Riddle me this. Why do the Wynyard station’s platform numbers start at the number 3? Where have platforms 1 and 2 disappeared to? For a best day in Sydney, why not find out where. Those who park cars, know the answer. Laying immediately to the west of platforms 3 and 4 are these high arched…

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August 24, 2021