What I saw in September 2014

Rebadging my “photoblog recycles”. These were originally on this blog.

Warmish end to September

Posted on September 30, 2014 by Neil

Took these yesterday from the bus stop in Mount Keira Road near Brighton Villa. See also Lost Wollongong.

Thanks to Lost Wollongong I now know it is “’Brighton Villa’ Built 1856 by Edmund Geard. Otherwise known as the ‘Christmas House’ as it is decorated each year with an amazing array of lights, scenes and decorations.”  It originally sat on thirty acres of land overlooking nearby Geard’s Hill where The Illawarra Grammar School now stands.



Wollongong transformed — 16

Posted on September 27, 2014 by Neil

New centre opens 9 October.


The western end of Crown Street Mall is just about complete. The eastern end still resembles a maze.


Wollongong transformed – 12 – GPT Keira Street

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Neil

That new centre is getting closer! Opening has been put back to mid October following recent rain delays.


No mystery about this bird: Mount Keira Road

Posted on September 9, 2014 by Neil

Not from my window this time, but from Mount Keira Road, West Wollongong this morning.


Looking towards Mount Keira



Wollongong transformed – 11 – around Steelers

Posted on September 7, 2014 by Neil

Last month a visitor commented:

Thanks for the updates, Neil! As a former Gong resident, I like to keep up with developments. Do you have any progress shots of the Harbour Apartments opposite the Steelers Club?

In January 2012 the site of the Harbour Apartments, seen from the Steelers Club, looked like this:



Wollongong transformed — 10

Posted on September 1, 2014 by Neil

The new centre on the intersection of Keira and Crown Streets is sure getting close! It opens in September. It is indeed quite an exciting building…