Event: A visit to Paddington Reservoir to see the Head On Photo Festival


Head On Photo Festival-Paddington-1A few weeks ago I tool my rostered day off and headed off to the suburb of Paddington in Sydney’s east. According to their website, the Head On Photo Festival is the largest of its kind in Australia. Spread out over many venues across the city, it aims to celebrate all types of photographic genres. On this day, I choose to check out a landscape exhibition that was on display in Paddington Reservoir; followed by a coffee stop and quick visit to Centennial Park just down the road.

Paddington Reservoir  Gardens is an amazing place. Having only been renovated a few years ago, it has been hailed as a cross between the Roman Baths of yesteryear and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

For most of my life, I knew the site as an old Caltex petrol station – that was until the roof caved-in in the late eighties (from memory). After a number of years of debate, the site was reborn in its present guise. A small triumph, I think. If you ever have a chance to visit Sydney, I would thoroughly recommend you go check it out. It’s such a beautiful sanctuary, hidden from the hustle and bustle of Oxford street above.

If you’d like to know a little more about it, you can visit the City of Sydney’s website here.

Canon 7D | EF 24-105L | Handheld | Post: Lightroom 4

Click on a thumbnail below to have a look at the Reservoir Gardens more closely.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Amanda says:

    AMAZING pics Distan. Really beautiful x

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thanks, Amanda. I had a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off moment. Exhibitions, coffee, working week, sunny day. I loved those gardens at the Paddington Reservoir.
      Appreciate you dropping by and commenting too.

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  2. Leanne Cole says:

    That is a really interesting place for an exhibition, it looks like an amazing place.

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Oh its wonderful – a little oasis below the busy streetscape of Paddington’s Oxford Street. The midday sun just did it no justice in these shots, Leanne.
      Its definitely worth a quick visit though; I loved it!

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  3. What a terrific venue and the sort of place to really immerse onself in art and the joy of the beautiful gardens. Thanks for sharing Distan and have a great week

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Cheers James. It truly is a lovely venue. Apologies for taking so long to reply as well. Hope you’ve been well.

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  4. drawandshoot says:

    Those exhibited photographs are displayed in a very interesting way. Your amazing landscape work belongs in this festival!

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Oh that’s so kind Karen. It’s such a beautiful hidden oasis down there and I was so glad to finally visit.

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