A Walk around the block to the Everglades

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

If one can be paid for being a flaneur then that’s what I would do. I would simply give the practice of law up and immerse myself into the art of walking, exploring and seeing.

On this beautiful summer day I decided to take a walk down Everglades Avenue, visit the Everglades garden, wander through Fitzroy Street and then take a turn on Gladstone Road before finally hitting Craigend street.

This is the part of Leura where you will find those grand old homes with beautiful gardens and thick stumped trees standing side by side as you walked down the path.

Although I had been visiting Leura for more than a decade now, this is the first time I visited the Everglades History House and Gardens. There is something poetic about these gardens that once upon a time had become overgrown and unloved until good sense befell upon the right people at the right time. Its a perfect place to disappear and its the perfect place to be seen.

As I walked back home, I thought about the richness of this place and wondered who lived in these houses and walked these streets. Were they those who like me were new to town or had they been there for as long as they remember.

Never mind for now, I am happy walking the sun, and contrary to Nietzsche, not thinking about anything spectacular.  Well for not at least.

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A walk down Gladstone Road
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The Crew from Sport for Jove, a Sydney based theatre company, practice for their night show at the Everglades Garden
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The View of Craigend Street from the front of our driveway

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The Everglades History Home and Gallery

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