Art enthusiast. Loves painting, bushwalking and travels. Writing what I love sparks my passion. Sydney, Australia.
Published May 16th 2012
To some people, North Sydney may not be viewed as an attractive suburb to hang out after work and at weekend. However, the quietness and calmness during weekend can in turn offer you a different experience - a sense of tranquillity and peace of mind. This is half a story only; in fact, North Sydney has more to offer if you are able to spend some time in exploring the area.
There is nothing better than starting your weekend trip by taking a walk or having a family picnic at St Leonards Park. Rich in heritage and beautiful landscape, the park is one of North Sydney's largest parks. Besides, North Sydney Oval, a well-known sportsground, is just located in the south-west corner of the park.
Grassy areas for resting and picnic, St Lenoards Park
After you've wandered through the park, you'll find Stanton Library when walking downhill along Miller Street. You may wonder what is so special about this local library. Indeed, Stanton Library is surrounded by Civic Park and there is a huge mural on the external wall of the building. This mural is titled "Heaven" and was developed in 1982 by Bronwyn Bassett and others. It features a view of the community at play.
If you love art, fashion and collectables, you can also take the opportunity to browse through the North Sydney Market. Situated on the corner of Miller and McLaren Street, the North Sydney Market, alongside Changeable Art, is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9am to 3pm. The market features a wide array of items from artists and designers. Plus, live entertainment and a number of food stalls are also available. Even if rain ccurs, you can still enjoy enjoy the fun of shopping as an undercover market will be held in the Ridge Street Carpark.
The fun has not stopped yet - you can leisurely stroll through the area to explore into the world of public art. Installed between the corner of Berry and Miller Street, you'll find the Harbour Cycles sculpture, which was completed by Richard Byrnes in Feb 2009. Imageries such as struts of the Harbour Bridge, maritime machinery and local architecture are included in the design.
Continue your exploration with another delight. Installed on Mount Street in 1982-3, the water feature by Robert Woodward contains a series of bronze sculptures with water flowing over three tiers of landscape. You can sit down on the bench next to the sculptures to take a rest and enjoy the relaxation.
Start planning your weekend trip, and you'll enjoy your fun day trip of exploration in North Sydney!