Pastoral bliss at Rouse Hill
As yet no-one has spontaneously started reciting Greek or Roman poetry but we live in hope.
Looking at these idyllic views it's important to remember that, with the rapid expansion of suburbia, rural landscapes close to Sydney are increasingly threatened. Significant historic landscapes like that at Rouse Hill become all the more precious not only for their heritage value but also for the green and recreational space, and wildlife habitats they provide.
Unlike many historic properties, at Rouse Hill House & Farm a significant part of the immediate landscape has been preserved, providing both a setting and constant reminder of the house’s rural past. Visitors are amazed at the unexpected sweeping vista still enjoyed from the rear of the house, that stretches westwards all the way to the Blue Mountains.
These evocative shots were taken by Paul Ferguson who has been working on new paving at the caretaker’s cottage and has been enjoying the views for the past week.