God, these cold mornings are bliss. In summer I was leaping out of bed before dawn and scurrying out before the summer sun turned the Peninsula into the Sauna. Now I get up at dawn, dawdle over my toast and the paper then saunter off into the warm autumn sun and wander the streets as long as I fancy.
Down to Umina this morning then back up round the railway line.
Another one for my Bustling Downtown Woy Woy collection. Umina. Petrol station on the corners of Ocean each Road (crosswalk), Osborne Avenue (right) and Sydney Avenue (left middle distance).
On the site of a cinema (picture theatre) which Paddocks, Palaces and Picture Shows says was built or opened in 1954, had 595 seats, was 61 x 103 feet and had a 7 year career as a cinema. Doesn't say when it was demolished just that it was bought by Shell Oil.
That's the fourth or fifth demolished cinema on the Peninsula. There's only one now. In an eighties building, Ettalong Markets on Ocean View Road.
Same petrol station from beside the roundabout (traffic circle). Ocean Beach Road (beach end) where the red car is on the left, West Street in the foreground, Osborne Avenue behind the roundabout. I'm not loving those lamp posts. Too eighties. But they're only in West Street as far as I remember.
Not many fifties houses in the area. Moana Street's also known as Goanna Street.
This place didn't have much of a backyard but they've made good use of the front yard by the look of it.
Not fifties but looks fifties influenced. Might be part of the revamp and expansion of the St John's buildings. Fucked if I can remember what used to be where the fifties-influenced bit is. Probably just a garage, judging by the garage door still standing. Victoria Road Woy Woy.
Think I'll drag a chair out onto the balcony after lunch, lay a sock over my eyes and toast myself for a bit. Some bastard's coughed on me with their evil flu germs.