Completing Sydney

An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

Hello. As you may be expecting, due to the Sydney lockdown this will be my last of these for a while.  This post itself was documented early...

Hello.


As you may be expecting, due to the Sydney lockdown this will be my last of these for a while. 


This post itself was documented early in the stay-at-home restrictions, while on a legal walk for exercise from my house. As you'll see from the photos, there were loads of people out and about - and I was one of them. While I could potentially make some blog posts within 10km walking distance from home while getting my exercise in, I think it is the wrong message to send when we've been in lockdown for more than a month and case numbers are still rising. 


No matter where in Sydney you are, please do the right thing so that we can get back to normal as soon as possible. 

Centennial Park

Centennial Park is a funny suburb. It is a suburb, despite just being a park. It's a large park, but it is a park nevertheless. 


I entered on foot, through the main entry gates for cars, bikes, people,

As we enter another week of lockdown, writing these is begining to feel like Groundhog Day.  It's also pretty clear there won't be a...

As we enter another week of lockdown, writing these is begining to feel like Groundhog Day. 


It's also pretty clear there won't be an August anniversary special with me traversing the land to visit your votes. I'll go to these places after lockdown, I promise! 

Norwest

Norwest is actually a super new suburb, only declaring independence in 2018 along with North Kellyville after the great Hills Civil War. Unlike North Kellyville however, Norwest already had some things inside it before it seceded. 

I got in by car from my previous suburb of Bella Vista,

As we get deeper into lockdown, our hair gets more dishevelled, and the main highlight of the day is playing press-conference bingo. I can&#...

As we get deeper into lockdown, our hair gets more dishevelled, and the main highlight of the day is playing press-conference bingo. I can't help feel that a blog about walking around and looking at shit is a little bit on the nose.


Still, here's 

Bella Vista

Bella Vista is another suburb in the city's North West. I was once again chauffeured by Mrs Completing Sydney who drove us here from the previous suburb of Winston Hills.  

As we entered the suburb's bounds, I took a photo of this huge house from the car window,

I hope you had a very fine week of staying at home. Here's another post from when exploring Sydney was an acceptable reason to leave the...

I hope you had a very fine week of staying at home. Here's another post from when exploring Sydney was an acceptable reason to leave the house.  

Winston Hills

Welcome to week one of lockdown-induced half-frequency posting. Here's a needlessly large suburb in Sydney's northwest .  Baulkham H...

Welcome to week one of lockdown-induced half-frequency posting. Here's a needlessly large suburb in Sydney's northwest

Baulkham Hills 

Baulkham Hills is around 30km northwest of Sydney CBD, straddling the sort of area where the Hills District meets the rest of Western Sydney. I was fortunate enough today to have Mrs Completing Sydney chauffeuring me around in a car, which is swell for a dreary day such as this. 


My visit to Baulkham Hills starts with this car park to a spot that a colleague recommended to me a couple of years ago. 

With the recent announcement of Sydney going into lockdown, I'm left with the awkward situation of putting up more content about travell...

With the recent announcement of Sydney going into lockdown, I'm left with the awkward situation of putting up more content about travelling all over Sydney. I'm not a limo driver, I swear.


Before I start, a few small things. 

  1. 1. I currently have a handful of pre-lockdown suburbs banked up at the moment. As I obviously can't be out visiting suburbs for a little bit, I'm going to go back to one post a week for now in order to stretch out my already collected content, hopefully without having to pause like I did last year. I'll just do Sundays for now.
  2. 2. The vote on where I visit in August for my anniversary special closes at the end of this month. If you haven't voted yet, it's your final chance. Hopefully, I'll be able to post these over August as initially planned, but if not, I'll just delay them for a month or so until I'm able to go out again.
  3. 3. If you're an email subscriber to this blog: I have to change the email service I use, as Feedburner (the one I currently use) is shutting down its email subscription service. The next post's email will look different to what you normally receive. I promise it's not a scam. 

With that out of the way, here's another suburb. 

St Clair

Last I left you, I was about to cross this smooth road with the mountains in the background from my previous suburb of Erskine Park, in order to enter St Clair.