To inspire artistic works for the Eco-Annandale 2010 Exhibition, there were three leisurely guided walks around the reintroduced local provenance vegetation in Annandale.
The walks started at the Annandale Post Office, at the corner of Johnston and Booth St, Annandale and allow plenty of time to photograph and sketch. The walks were free and a few different walkers and artists turn up in comfortable walking shoes.
The 470 and 370 Buses stop across the street from the Annandale Post Office and other buses pass through Annandale along Parammatta Road and the Crescent. (Sydney Buses Trip Planner). The light rail also services Annandale, and there is free parking in Booth St (west of Johnston St).
After each walk it is planned to retire to a local venue for a bite and a drink.
Walkers and others met for a bite at approximately 5.30pm at Scorpio's Taverna.
Setting off From the Annandale Post Office, the first of three guided walks will head North along Johnston St. Then, east along Piper, North along Trafalgar and East along Rose St, to the pocket of bushland between Rose St and the Crescent.
After viewing the pocket of bushland, the walk will turn South along Johnston Lane, or into Hogan park, to explore the pocket of reintroduced Local Provenance vegetation.
At the Aqueduct (oldest concrete structure in Australia) the walk will, turn right and following the aqueduct West, to the Piper St reserve.
After exploring the Piper St reserve, the walk will continue, from the western (top) side of the Piper St reserve, west along Piper St, then south along Johnston St, to Scorpio's Taverna at the Annandale Shops.
Each book in this series is a self guided historical walk through Annandale. Each walk explores the people and construction of Annandale. Each book covers two decades of Annandales History a hundred years apart. The first book in the series, 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk, covers the 1790s and 1890s.