Sunday, August 30, 2015

Astor Building Sydney

The white small apartment building is one of Sydney's first apartments. The Astor. Has a new occupant on the top floor, actor Cate Blanchett and family. 'Built in 1922, The Astor Flats, a thirteen storey reinforced concrete residential apartment building constructed in the Interwar Free Classical Style has a prestige Macquarie Street address with commanding views of the Harbour and Botanic Gardens.'NSW Environment

Friday, August 28, 2015

Grey ship on a grey morning

HMAS Cholues in Wooloomooloo Bay. HMAS Choules is a Bay Class Landing Ship Dock, based on the Royal Schelde Enforcer design. Used to be a Britsih ship but we bought it. It was formally handed to the Australian Defence Force in October 2011. ADFS Choules arrived in Western Australia in December 2011, and was commissioned as HMAS Choules on 13 December 2011. The ship is named after the late Chief Petty Officer Claude Choules. Claude Stanley Choules was an English Australian who was the last combat veteran of the First World War, and the last military witness to the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cloudy sky over harbour

Early morning sky looking east over Sydney Harbour, the island Pinchgut, from Farm Cove.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Morning has broken in Sydney

On my morning walk, panned left away from the Opera House and Bridge to the city skyline.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Winter in Sydney

Welcome back Sydney, I have missed you.

Winter is not so bad in Sydney. No ice, no snow but ... it is still cold for us softies. As everyone keeps telling me our houses are not built for the cold.

This young lady walked into a photo I was framing, that's good.

taken from my iPhone

Monday, June 1, 2015

Stylish bin with a view

New street furniture in Sydney.
I am taking a break for a while so if you do not see any new posts do not be alarmed. Best wishes to all you City Daily Photo regulars.
The theme for June is 'be stylish' to see posts of this theme click on the City Daily Photo link to the right.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lonely parking meter

All on its own, with no cars around. Early morning at Mrs Macquaries Point.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Night of lights

Vivid festival lighting up the old Customs House. Now the MCA.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vivid cruise Sydney Harbour

A night cruise is a good way to see the VIvid festival.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Vivid festival Sydney

Another spectacular Vivid lighting festival, the crowds get bigger and bigger.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sky bike path

Down by the Quay was a big crowd around this performer.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Star casino

This is the only Sydney casino at the moment although a new one is opening soon.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Eastern Suburbs Railway

Bit of a rail theme going lately, here is part of the inner suburban line above Kings Cross Station.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mount Druitt railway station

The main western line towards Sydney.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Take the A train

This is an A set on the Down Main line at Mount Druitt in Sydney's west.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Royal Botanic Gardens

early morning in the gardens, near Farm Cove. Site of the first farm in colonial Sydney.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Golden sign

The State Library of NSW holds the priceless colonial collection including the Mitchell bequest.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mel Gibson in Fury Road

Could not see Mel down there at the season launch of Mad Max.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Max Max Fury Road promotion

The new Aussie movie Mad Max is coming out, down at the Opera House this morning was a big promo for the movie. Cool breeze - hot cars.

Oldest trees in Sydney?

In the Botanic Garden is this tree, there is a sign beside it saying it is a direct decedent of trees that were here in 1816. Mmmmm. It is an Eucalyptus Tereticornis or a Forest Red Gum.