Monday, May 15, 2023

A wander down Marion St Leichhardt on Saturday 13 May 2023

Firestation at 1 Marion St Leichhardt

VS Naipal wrote in "India" about being in a Taxi and passing a crowd celebrating a festival the taxi driver was unable to tell him about. The gathering was just one of many in that City - Mumbai.

I felt like that in Leichhardt as I walked past the Firestation on the way to Boomalli Aboriginal Arts Cooperative and #EDGEInnerWest.

There was much excitement around the Fire Station Open Day.

Cottages and Mural demolished for a Parking Lot

Past the car park fence, marking where Cottages with two murals by Adam Hill (aka Blak Douglas) were destroyed in 2017 for the parking lot.

Artist joins last ditch attempt to save Leichhardt cottages ...

Blak Douglas wins Archibald Prize 2022 for portrait of artist Karla Dickens in the Lismore floods 13 May 2022..
Past the Town Hall where Giant lettering proclaiming "Little Italy" is proposed.
Signage at Town Hall
Little Italy Draft Signage

Past the Uniting urban oasis for over 70s.

Rough Paving ~134 Marion St, Leichhardt
Past ThePharmacy in Elswick St and the Vinnies Op Shop. The revamped Metro Petrol station still has a petrol pump which dispenses petrol on the footpath.
"Rectitude" at Boomalli curated by Kyra Kum-Sing

Past the waitress from the coffee shop across the road chatting. Across the road to find the Cafe has changed hands.

Past the intersection where Valentina Gioia was so tragically fatally wounded when she was hit by a vehicle, while crossing the road.

at Boomalli
To Boomalli was showing "Rectitude" curated by Kyra Kum-Sing and works by Archiebald 2022 prize winner Blak Douglas.

In Rectitude
Work by Blak Douglas

At Boomalli

At Boomalli

patched leak
Past the patched leak in the footpath at 191 Marion St, Leichhard

to eat our Fish and Chips in Lambert Park.
Then to the Hawthorne Canal Greenway.
Apia, Rail Bridge and Traffic Marion St


Ecological Re-created

Bushcare Ecological Restoration Greenway
Cowpath, Greenway
Greenway Ecological Signage - Blue Green Grid Strategy Consultation
Counter of Path Greenway
Fencers Greenway

  Blue Green Strategy



"step on for extra power"

Cristo on Greenway
Over the bridge to
Cadi the Clansman by Blak Douglas,  
Dog Park and Bones Cafe or  

over the next bridge Blackmore Oval
Container Residency

Community Workshops
Brush Turkeys and "table" facilitator
with "table" panel: Dr Tarruna Sebastian, Latai Taumoepeau & Aunty Joanne Selfe

EDGE GreenWay 2023 Continues
  • Saturday 20 May, 10am-8pm 
  • Sunday 21 May, 10am-4pm
  • Artists in Residence all week

EDGE GreenWay 2023 Canal Road Leichhardt. Hawthorne Canal - GreenWay
(between Leichhardt Wanderers Football Club and Cafe Bones)


"It was a good place for getting lost in, a city no one ever knew, a city explored from the neutral heart outward, until after many years, it defined itself into a jumble of clearings separated by stretches of the unknown, through which the narrowest of paths had been cut." - V. S. Naipaul

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