This is a series of articles on images captured within a 5 km radius from our house in Sydney, Australia.
On 2 August 2020, a state of disaster was declared in Victoria due to the significant rise in COVID19 cases, and stage 4 restrictions were imposed on metropolitan Melbourne. As part of these restrictions, during the day, Melbourne residents are allowed to shop and exercise, but only within five kilometres of their home. The 5km restriction was subsequently expanded to 25km on 19 October so for over 11 weeks Melburnians did not get to venture very far away from home.
A 5km radius may not seem like much, but it’s actually around 78.54 square kilometres, or 7854 hectares, which seems a lot to me. In Imperial measurements, it’s nearly 20,000 acres. That’s big compared to the 100 acre wood in the Winnie the Pooh stories.
Whilst it may be a stretch to say a 5km bubble may well take a lifetime to explore, it’s significant. Our 5km radius covers parts of Middle Harbour, Lane Cove River, at least two national parks, several industrial areas, golf courses, plus commercial and retail centres. And plenty of walking tracks.
In this series, we will explore places within our 5km bubble, starting with the suburb we live in (Roseville). Please keep revisiting this page as we add more locations over time.