Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Sunday arvo drive - Australian iconography 5

Recalling that D.H. Lawrence wrote Kangaroo down at Thirroul, we decided to take a drive south of Sydney to the Illawarra coast.

Looking down the Illawarra coast. This is from Bald Hill above Stanwell Park, just after you come out of the Royal National Park.
There are still buildings that would have stood in Lawrence's day.

and streetscapes he may have known (such as this in Austinmer):

But I'm reminded that the Illawarra escarpment is another of those iconic images of Australia I carry with me wherever I go.

Of course, the Lawrences (D.H. and Frieda) went from this part of Australia to the US in September 1922, settling mostly in Taos, New Mexico.

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