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Victoria’s Secrets

A view of the Victoria Park in Broadway.

In amongst the bustling and busy lifestyle of Sydney, is a secret refuge for the weary soul which is abundant in lush greeneries, old architectural structures and a lake. This wide-spaced haven situated at Parramatta Road in Broadway is the Victoria Park.

The Quadrangle inside University of Sydney

Victoria Park is a serene oasis, not just for the working people of the urban jungle of the city, but a refuge for a number of species of migratory and local birds. A sanctuary that revitalizes the tired mind, body and soul of a workaholic, energizes the studious learner, and enlivens the lonely.

The open space greenery of this park is a silent witness to a gamut of activities from family picnics to community concerts. Besides these, it is ideal for invigorating romantic flames and forming playful bonding time with the kids on a backdrop of a slow-paced, tranquil environment.

Along its north-eastern side, the L-shaped Lake Northam can be seen, which contains a circular large fountain. This water frontier is home to native birds that take refuge in its peaceful waters. Amongst those birds that abound in the area are white ibises, ducks of different sorts and other water-loving fowls.

Lake Northam inside Victoria Park with its circular fountain.

On the west of the park is the renowned University of Sydney, which has architectural edifices made of Neogothic sandstones. These buildings are reminiscent of yesteryears, and bold reminders of the European architectural framework in New South Wales.

Thus, next time you wanted to de-stress from the urban life of the city, visit and unwind in nearby Victoria Park and be mesmerised by its secrets!


10 thoughts on “Victoria’s Secrets

  1. Looks like a beautiful park. I love cities that create these environments in urban spaces.

    Posted by Margaret | August 26, 2012, 1:33 AM
  2. I was expecting to see beautiful ladies, I saw a beautiful place instead. 😀

    Posted by rommel | August 26, 2012, 4:25 AM
  3. Victoria Park is really beautiful with such lush surroundings and architecture. The pictures are so clear it makes you want to just get up and go. Loved the way you also explained each photo underneath. Inviting post.

    Posted by Rum Punch Drunk | August 28, 2012, 6:02 PM
  4. I wonder how many new visitors you got who’d googled ‘Victoria’s Secret’!!!!

    Posted by Red Nomad OZ (@RedNomadOZ) | August 30, 2012, 10:37 PM
  5. You’re photos are amazing! I found your site through http://adventuresweseek.com

    One day I’d love to travel too!


    Posted by sheslosingit101 | September 2, 2012, 1:14 PM

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