Callan Park

hydrant_2013_janA long time ago I spotted this place at Callan Park where there is a great variety of old fire hydrants on a quiet back street where there is even a parking bay. There seems to be an emergency services place on the main road nearby, because often I would see firemen hanging about. When I used to go swimming at Leichhardt Pool I used to drive past it all the time. Callan Park is a large area of parkland that goes right down to the harbour. It is dotted with buildings, mostly disused, that were once part of a mental asylum. It has a very active group of local residents who have so far prevented developers from moving in.

Some time ago I started this book of pipes only. I haven’t been out and about sketching them recently, but I have been locating them, and now I have finally made a start in putting them in the book. I have it in mind to put many many different pipes in there and overlay them like this sketch of the conglomeration of cranes, though without the background.

I only drew one before the sun drove me away. I need to go earlier in the morning, or wait till March or so, when the shadows are longer. Plenty more to sketch there though!


Filed under Callan Park, Copic Multiliner, drawing, sketchbook, sketching, watercolour

3 responses to “Callan Park

  1. You’ve definitely been able to capture the beauty of pipes, Wendy! Who knew? I am reminded of the old computer screen where connections of pipes kept growing on the screen before the screen got full and it would start all over!

  2. I love pipes and plumbing stuff. You’ve captured this lot beautifully. I love Callanan Park, so many interesting buildings and shapes. And your conglomeration of cranes is stunning!

  3. Hi. I just found your blog this morning and have lots more to see. I love the sketch of the pipes very much, and what really gets me going is that you found them at Callan Park. Back in the 70s I worked there for about a year. I moved from Melbourne for an adventure which started with living in the Nurses’ accommodation for about six weeks. Ooooh yeah! I must go back and see it as a park.
    Best to you,

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