Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Como Pleasure Grounds

On Saturday we had occasion to visit the Como Pleasure Grounds with an old photo in hand.

Como is a suburb in southern Sydney located some 27 kilometres south of the central business district in the Sutherland Shire.

It was named by one James Murphy in1888 because the scenery reminded him of Lake Como In Italy.

The Como Pleasure Grounds were established in 1895 to celebrate the rail line reaching southern Sydney. They provided entertainment to visitors who came in their droves by steam train.

The old photos is dated to the 1920's and shows my grandparents who obviously enjoyed a day's outing at Como.

I endeavored to match up the original site for the photograph as it now exists almost a century later. The Pleasure Grounds are still a perfect place for a picnic celebration or birthday party overlooking the beautiful Georges River.

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