Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Underneath the Arches

On Monday I was a tourist in my own city of Sydney for a few hours while I was waiting for my mother to have a day procedure performed at Sydney Hospital.      I have walked past the hospital many times over the years but never been past the gate.   The hospital which was built on this site in 1811 has been extensively restored over many years but still retains a lot of the older buildings.


Once mum was taken into surgery I then proceeded along Macquarie Street to Hyde Park to walk under the grand arch way of trees.

Pity I did not see this sign until I emerged from underneath the canopy.

Fortunately for me there was neither heavy rain or wind that day.

St Mary's cathedral is always an imposing and impressive building on the edge of the park.

Sydney Tower can be seen from all over the City.

And a lovely quiet spot to sit for a few minutes is around the sunken garden area.

Where I got my book out that is currently being read.

Not long after that the patient was ready to be collected and we headed off home.   

Next week Miss M is due to come and stay with us for a few days during the school holidays and I have planned another trip back into the city via the ferry.     This time we will head to the  Darling Harbour area for the day.  

My sewing machine and I have still not met up - it is 3 weeks since anything was sewn - but a start is going to be made later on today or tomorrow as I want to finish the bindings on the churn dash placemats and tabletopper.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Cheryll said...

Sometimes we forget what is right at our front door...
Thanks for a lovely walk down memory lane for me...xox

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

I love Sydney. Thanks for the visit :)

Janice said...

It’s always good to finally explore our local area. Have fun with your sewing machine

Maria said...

I enjoyed the walk with you...
Have fun with Miss M.

Ondrea said...

I hope your mum is ok. Looks like you enjoyed your walk. Have fun with Miss M.