St. Patrick’s Estate is high on a hill overlooking Manly in Australia. On the Estate is a small green field and some buildings overlooked by a statue of the Holy Mother. You stand there. You are reduced to silence. And so you should be for the buildings are “Bear Cottage”, a children’s Hospice. The only one is New South Wales and only one of three in Australia.
We visited the Gardens a few days ago. Spent about an hour there. It immediately became obvious that the Gardens offer visitors a lifetime of joy. The joy of learning about the countless labelled trees and flowers The joy of just looking at the beauty. The lush green lawns. The ever present bird life. And all this a stone’s throw from the equally famous Sydney Opera House. Here are some pictures. Believe me, pictures are fun but are no substitute for a personal visit. go there! Enjoy.
I bet you know a girl or woman who would look even more beautiful wearing one of these beautiful necklaces. Scroll down for three pictures and a closeup picture. What superb workmanship. A pleasure just to look at and admire. Pictures taken in Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, Australia.