Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Muck up day

It was the end of high school for some year 12 student and here they are celebrating their 'muck-up day' outside Woolworths in the centre of Sydney. They were making plenty of noise.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Banksia Flower

The magnificant Banksia was, as mentioned a few days ago, named after Sir Joseph Banks one of the rich crew of the Endeavour which dropped anchor in Botany Bay in 1770.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Police Funeral 2

Another photo from the Police Funeral last week. Town Hall is in the background.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Art and about

I thought it was a school prank but it is a new art display - I have noticed some of the statues around all dressed up. it runs until the 24 October and there is more information here. Queen Victoria has some new clothes.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Police blocking intersection

This was part of the traffic blocking for the Police funeral last week. It is at the intersection of Park and Elizabeth Streets.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gallipoi Club

Near Circular Quay is an old returned soldiers club, named after a small town in Turkey - near where Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed on 25 April 1915.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Inside David Jones

I think there were more cameras inside the store than flowers, you will have to wait for next spring to view this display again.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Water fountain

An interesting water feature down near the Quay. Remember to keep the pavement dry.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rainy Day Sydney University

Plenty of rain for the farmers, also some in downtown Sydney.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Police Funeral

On Thursday there was a large funeral at St Andrews Cathedral and a procession afterwards which shut down the centre of Sydney. It was for for a 25 year old Policeman, Bill Crews, who was shot in the line of duty. These riders were part of the procession.

Centre of Sydney

This is the real centre of Sydney, where all road distances are measured from.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Oddfellows Remembered

Erected by the Grand Order of Oddfellows, I do not know much about them, but wiki says: "In smaller towns and villages, there were too few Fellows from the same trade to set up a local Guild, so Fellows from a number of trades banded together to form a local Guild of Fellows from an odd assortment of trades. Hence, Guilds of Odd Fellows."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nagoya Gardens

Near the chess board in Hyde Park is this garden. This corner of Hyde Park, between the Elizabeth Street entrance to St James Station and the Archibald Fountain, has long been associated with Japan. The Gardens were named in 1983 to celebrate the establishment of the Sister-City relationship between the cities of Sydney and Nagoya. A feature of the original Gardens was a set of stone lanterns presented by Nagoya to the City of Sydney.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

David Jones Spring Display

The department store David Jones always puts a good show on for the start of spring. These look like Banksias - named after Lieutenant Cook HMS Endeavour's botanists, Sir Joseph Banks.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Great Synagogue

The Great Synagogue in Elizabeth Street, early one morning. Soon the Plane trees will be in leaf and obscure the face of the synagogue.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

St James Portico

A portico on the Northern side of St James Church - another of Francis Greenways creations. Convicted forger turned architect. The only convicted forger to be honoured on a banknote - proud to be Australian!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bledisloe Cup

Tonight the Wallabies, Australia's Rugby Union team, do battle with the All Blacks of New Zealand. Down at Circular Quaty is this giant football promoting the World Cup In NZ next year. You can go inside for some NZ promotion. Their economy might need a boost after the recent earthquake.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Sunrise is always good at the beach, plus it is rising earlier - bring on Daylight Saving.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010


Robots have invaded Wynyard Park until Saturday. Part of an art exhibition that creates robots to show the impact of technology on society.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Copper on Spire

They have finished re-coppering the spire to St James Church, it is nice and new and has not had a chance to get the verdigris effect.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Supreme Court Entrance

Following on from yesterday the first is a small building behind the Australian Museum on William Street and the second is the Elizabeth Street entrance to the Supreme Court.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Any guesses where these two doorways are from? Answers tomorrow.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


A brass bubbler (drinking fountain) in Hyde Park. Pre-water bottle days.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Modern extension

This is the extension to the Australian Museum in William Street. Contrasts with the old neoclassical front end.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Morning Sky while driving

As a passenger in a car I was trying to get a shot of this morning sky. The trees were blurred but the sky is caught.
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Thursday, September 2, 2010


The weather was warm enough today to visit my old friend - the beach. 25 degrees -Goodbye Winter.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

People Market Sydney Opera House

I guess it is kind of a market, on a Friday afternoon you can have a drink and relax by the foreshore of Sydney Cove.

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