We walked from Central station (with a short coffee break) down to the ABC studios for a guided tour, visiting both radio and TV studios producing the shows familiar to most of us. It was an opportunity to spot some famous identities such as Ticky Fullerton, Wendy Harmer, Richard Glover and Bernie Hobbs.
On leaving the ABC, we walked down the relatively new walkway joining Central to the Darling Harbour precinct. This walkway has been built over the tracks of the original goods train line and many artefacts from that era have been built into the design, as well as leisure activities (such as metal ping pong tables) to provide for the nearby university students, workers and residents.
On the way we stopped to look at and in the “paper bag” building designed by the architect Frank Gehry and built for the UTS Business School.
We had a leisurely lunch in the sunshine, before heading north to Barangaroo through the extensive construction taking place at Darling Harbour.
After enjoying the waterfront at Barangaroo together, we separated and made our own way to Circular Quay. Some of us had afternoon tea up in the Rocks, enjoying one member’s memories of youthful exploits in the area.
Report by Walk leader Sue de Beuzeville