Friday, October 14, 2011

Darlinghurst Blog: Detritus: St John's Church Garden

The little kitten is back and so is the most popular shortcut in Darlinghurst. And it didn't take the builders and landscape artists very long at all to have the St John's Church courtyard refurbished. 

Remember how it used to look with the asphalt driveway, which was all sun-warped and cracked in places so that you had to watch where you walked? Then on September 5, the courtyard -  an excellent shortcut between Victoria Street and Darlinghurst Road - was closed so that the refurbishment could take place.

They predicted that the makeover would take four weeks, but based on past experiences of building works, I assumed that would equate to two months. Well, I was wrong. 

Last week it was already open for business. 

And doesn't it look so much better? Well done builders!

Yes, it's a little bare at the moment, but once the plants start growing it will look much better. 

I would also like to see the return of the sweet smelling bushes of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, which used to be such a pleasure to walk past. 
"Dear God, please plant some of those lovely flowers somewhere. Yours, Violet."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It does look good, doesn't it? I was also surprised with how quickly the work was completed. I guess maybe we're just used to how slowly the Council (no offence, I know you work for it) can move on some projects...