Sunday, 8 February 2015

A Day at The Grounds of Alexandria

I have heard  a lot about The Grounds of Alexandria, but had not been there. Alexandria is an inner city suburb of Sydney.Some friends suggested we have a day out and go there. I was not sure what to expect-- but was pleasantly surprised.
I gather that it was the site of some flour mills years ago, and it has been done up to house a restaurant/café, and an outdoor eating area, some outside stalls, and they have a few pet animals as well. Nearby was a providore called Cheese, Meat and Salt.
Here are some photos  of the Grounds of Alexandria.

Cover of the menu in the restaurant
 
 
The Doughnut cart
 
 
The lemonade cart
 
 
The Florist
 
 
Coloured roses
 
Beautiful white roses
 
The meats at Meat, Cheese and Salt
 
Bread
 
Yummy cakes
 
 
Lovely old door
 
A resident Macaw

Kevin Bacon, the pet pig, asleep in his house
 


Kevin Bacon with the other resident animals
 
We had lunch there and walked back through Sydney Park to the station and home. It was an enjoyable day out.

7 comments:

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Yvonne,
looks so delicious, wonderful bakery and the meat section. I am getting hungry. Nice place.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Radka said...

Thank you for sharing your day with us.
Nice to see summer :-)
xx

Christine M said...

Hi Yvonne. That looks like a lovely place to visit. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

shez said...

how lovely ,absolutely love those coloured roses,thankyou for sharing your day with us Yvonne xx

Cheryll said...

Thanks Yvonne... for taking us on that trip with you. My father worked in Alexandria years ago when it was very industrial...but it looks very trendy now. Great day out on a trip down to Sydney. xox

Houseelf said...

What an interesting place. Thanks for sharing. I saw some of those coloured roses here- so unusual. I had to buy some of them as I like all things rainbow. I ended up drying them so I could keep them forever.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a lovely day out Yvonne...will remember this if we're up that way sometime!