North Bondi is a mostly residential area east of the Sydney CBD, that borders Bondi Beach. The name “Bondi” is an aboriginal world meaning “water breaking over rock”. Indigenous rock carvings can be found on the rocky surfaces and cliffs near Bondi Golf Course, as well as at the nearby headland of Ben Buckler. Other carvings nearby are thought to have been the work of Portuguese sailors, who landed in the area around the 16th century.
Katsura Imperial Villa 桂離宮, Nishikyō-ku 西京区, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan by arjunalistened Via Flickr: Katsura Imperial Villa 桂離宮, Nishikyō-ku 西京区, Kyoto built by Prince Hachijō Toshihito 智仁 (1579–1629). He wrote “Far away, in the country village of Katsura, the reflection of the moon upon the water is clear and tranquil.” Katsura became influential to modernist architects including Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and New Wave Australian Architects Philip Cox, Peter Muller, and Neville Gruzman who visited in the late 1950s and 1960s.