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Clark Park

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by Sandra Moore (subscribe)
I write for fun, enjoy sharing places that cater for food allergies and the like.
Published September 20th 2012
Taking a walk on my lunch break,I decided to go down Lavender Street from North Sydney. The old building, which happened to be an Indian restaurant called the Harbour Side, deserved a closer look. After crossing the road, I noticed steep stairs that lead to what I thought was the harbour.

I just had to take a look so down I went. The stairs were quite steep and lead me to a park with a view pretty spectacular view of the Harbour Bridge.

The first thing that came to mind was a school holiday picnic with the kids. I visualised them eating fish and chips, running around and throwing a ball while I sat under a tree and poured them drinks and enjoyed the sun before taking walking along the trail parallel to the harbour to Luna Park. The vision was lovely, until I turned to my left and found what looked like a 'secret garden'. My visual quickly changed and I then saw myself with my husband taking a stroll together without the kids. Holding hands in peace, sitting in the sun with a glass of wine and a cheese platter meant for two.

The deeper I walked into the garden, the more curious I became and it soon came to a dead end. I turned to leave but then I noticed some stairs, so up I went and found that they lead me back up to Lavender Street and to the top of Clark Park.

Walking back up towards North Sydney I noticed a couple corporates lunching on a bench with a view of the harbour and one stand alone Gymea Lilly not too far away. It was so breathtakingly beautiful that my vision stayed with me the rest of the afternoon.

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Why? Picnic/Leisure
When: Day or night
Where: Clark Park, Lavender Bay
Cost: Free
Your Comment
this was actually built on reclaimed land from the railway, by Brett Whitely's widow. Clark Park.. It's a lovely spot, been there a few times, I thought it was a private garden, but it's open to the public, the locals are very proud of it. We sat there on the table under an umbrella and had a bottle of wine, so nice.
by jayboy (score: 1|68) 2919 days ago
Thanks Jayboy, glad you like it too and thank you for letting me know.
by Sandra Moore (score: 1|43) 2919 days ago
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