An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

Because these suburbs are so exciting, I'm giving you all a three-in-one. Look, I'm going to level with you. Nobody anywhere in...

The United Colours of Denistone: Denistone West, Denistone, Denistone East


Because these suburbs are so exciting, I'm giving you all a three-in-one.

Look, I'm going to level with you. Nobody anywhere in the history of humanity has ever wanted to read a blog post about Denistone. Let's make this as painless as possible.

Denistone West

Denistone West is a tiny suburb sitting north of West Ryde, I crossed over by foot into the suburb.

The first thing to be presented to me was a long strip of parkland, aptly named West Denistone Park.

Don't mind if I do.

This is a bit of an unusual park. It's a long strip of land on a hill behind people's houses, with two children's playgrounds (one at the top, one at the bottom).

I don't have much else to say about it, apart from that I thought that this tree was pretty.

Leaving the park, I was back in green suburbia.

There really isn't too much to say about Denistone West. Apparently people live here, but that's about it.

On my trek, I did see some slightly unusual houses though,

such as this Soviet era McMansion,

and this cube.

At the end of the road, the next suburb begins.

Denistone West: I've never been more underwhelmed in my life.

Denistone

If you're like me, Denistone is that one train station on the Northern Line where the train stops and nobody gets in or out. With that fact, I set out to find if the station exists in some sort of void or if there are actual houses here and people just aren't too keen on the train.

Naturally, when you walk east from Denistone West, you wind up in Denistone.

Immediately, I came across a few West-Ryde-esque small brick houses.

Although some of those have even been upgraded.

You:

The guy she tells you not to worry about:

Apparently, some time in the mid-twentieth century, Denistonians got a little bit silly with their roofs.

What is going on here.

Now, not all of the suburb's houses have strange roofs.

But some of them really do.

Apart from the hats on Denistone's houses, this suburb is also super green. As I had already seen a few very big spiders today, I had to be extremely cautious walking between these trees in order not to catch an entire web to the face.

Case in point, a short walk away is Darvall Park.

To get in, you walk down these stairs.

If I wasn't paying attention when I went down those stairs, I would've worn a lovely new facemask and quit this blog forever.

Darvall Park is rather nice though.

It features a playground and open space to scamp about in,

these funky frogs,

and a bridge over this ocean of plants.

One further long pathway took me back out onto the street.

And around the corner is the train station.

Denistone Station is a funny place.

First of all, it features Christian graffiti,

and secondly, it does feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Perhaps that's why hardly anyone uses this place (or maybe most Denistonians just get eaten by giant spiders on their way to the station).

A further climb through the bush,

and this steep street,

lead me onto the final piece of the Denistone puzzle.

Denistone: Roof city.

Denistone East

You loved the heart-thumping highs of Denistone West. You couldn't get enough of the melancholy story of Denistone proper. Well here's the grand finale - Denistone East.

Leaving Denistone from it's northeast border, I hit the major Blaxland Road, marking my entry point into this suburb.

I turned into this residential street to begin my exploration.

On this street, I encountered a few pretty houses engulfed in trees,

including this faux-Tudor number.

Just up the road are these head-scratchingly plain townhouses.

Look, let's be real.

If I wasn't kind to Denistone West or Denistone, there ain't going to be that much I have to say about the continuation of Denistonian suburbia into Denistone East.

Here's a summary of everything else I saw in Denistone East:

Jacaranda Park over here has literally zero features,

this big house is kind of spooky.

and this roof belongs in actual Denistone.

I followed this road until the end and left Denistone East,

catching this bus far, far away.

Denistone East: I'm impressed you read this far.

4 comments:

  1. Why does Denistone even deserve a train station, a West, and an East anyway? Your summary is pretty spot on!

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    1. Talk about wasting everybody's time...

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  2. The Denistone West Wikipedia page used to have hilarious content before one editor acted to 'remove flowery, verbose and trivial text, revert to original facts' in 2016:

    'The commercial and retail hub of West Denistone is the West Denistone Shopping Centre. Major tenants include a vet, a hairdresser and Australia Post, who have recently installed an ergonomic post box.[5] The post box provides a safe, convenient and stylish means for locals to mail letters and other items to their friends, whilst minimising the risk of injury arising sprains and strains.

    The post box is situated at the top of a renowned car parking facility which was recently upgraded with a valet parking service, manned primarily by Marsden High School learn to drive students and their parents.[6] Meaningful commercial and educational cooperative initiatives such as this continue to reinforce the relevance of West Denistone Shopping Centre to both the local community and the many visitors who wish to have their hair care, animal care and postal needs seen to with an air of luxury and exclusivity.'

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    1. Sounds like I missed a real highlight by not visiting this wondrous shopping centre lol

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