Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Riots in Sydney


Way back in 1929 according to this footpath blurb

Monday, September 1, 2014

Old bush homestead


An old bush homestead just out of Wombat, NSW.
I see the old bush homestead now
On Kiley's Run,
Just nestled down beneath the brow
Of one small ridge above the sweep
Of river-flat, where willows weep ...
Andrew 'Banjo' Paterson
Part of the rust theme, click on the Daily photo link to see more.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Legacy Week Sydney


Next week is legacy week. A charity associated with the defence force. Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. They currently care for around 90,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia. Started in 1923.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Monthly Rainfall Average


It has been wet wet wet. Martin Place reflection and a glimpse of blue.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sydney Riots


The black riot squad are at the ready - all pretty quiet as usual.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Haymarket Library


This library entrance on George St is a great place to escape the crowds, it even smells like an old musty library.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kawawa Chocolates


After yesterdays tattoo you deserve a fine chocolate.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

First Blood Tattoo Parlour


Tattoos are the new black, or red? On William St is this thriving business.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Red things


A red postbox and a red light. Near Kings Cross.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pink fluffy cupcakes


Looking down on a new cupcake store, yum. My gut wants me to eat a cup cake - here is a story that proves this! Click here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wet Grey Skies


Still wet in Sydney, looking up in Galeries Victoria to check.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Trams from Spain


2 of Sydney's trams down at Haymarket. In the streets of Vélez-Málaga in Spain, protests have broken out this week as trams that in happier economic times ran through the Andalusian town begin their long journey to Sydney. They have been leased by the NSW government, to run on the extension of Sydney's light rail line from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill. In Spain, the trams have not been in service for a year. They were purchased for a tram line that started in 2006 but that, in 2012, was suspended when the town's politicians said they could no longer afford the running costs. According to Spanish media reports, the first tram to be sent to Sydney was this week being transported from the city of Vélez-Málaga to Australia. Thank you Spain.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Weather warning


Severe Sydney weather warning for heavy rain, damaging winds says today's paper- they were right. Sydneysiders have been warned to brace themselves for a day of wild weather, with heavy rain forecast to strike the metropolitan area during the morning peak followed by an afternoon of damaging winds. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain and damaging winds for the Metropolitan, Hunter, Illawarra and South Coast forecast districts on Monday. Basically its raining cats and dogs!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pezoporus occidentalis


The Night Parrot or Pezoporus occidentalis has been called the “world’s most mysterious bird”. First discovered in 1845, it was rarely seen alive for most of the next hundred and seventy years, but it has been rediscovered in 2013 by Queensland naturalist John Young. Its location is a closely guarded secret to keep flocks of 'twitchers' away. This is an entrance to the Australian Museum old school building on William St.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Spring plantings


Some new plants in Hyde Park, look like decorative cabbages.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Post Office Clock


Some blue sky amongst the rain.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rainy Sydney August


It is cold wet and rainy in Sydney. Bring on spring. Crossing on Elizabeth St.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Korean Culture in Sydney


A Korean cultural centre on Elizabeth Street.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bondi versus Manly


There are two really famous beaches in Sydney. Bondi is in The Eastern Suburbs and Manly on the Northern Beaches. A newspaper today had a article comparing them as the big City to Surf race is on this Sunday. Here is a link SMH article here If you read the article and click on an internal link it takes you to an old blog of mine, about an unfortunate Manly sculpture.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Commercial Travellers stay here


Right in the heart of Sydney, in Martin Place.