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Published October 23rd 2016
Relax, remember and reflect in Paddington
The Ithaca War Memorial Park offers a quiet, peaceful retreat from the bustling busyness of the trendy Paddington cafe and shopping strip. Perched high above Latrobe and Enoggera Terraces, this corner park is steeped in history with a memorial honouring the 130 local men who died in the Great War. The memorial was unveiled in 1922. The Australian flag was blowing boldly in the breeze on the parks' flagpole on the day of my visit. The park hosts the ANZAC Day service each year.
The Paddington Memorial
The park has a row of bench seats against a manicured hedge (with striking city views behind it) to rest weary shopping legs and full tummys while at the same time learning about the suburbs' rich history. Mature trees provide the perfect shade and have been carved with the initials of loves who have passed through and left a mark.