Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Museum Of Contemporary Art

There is a great Annie Leibovich exhibition on at this musuem, queues at the weekend but well worth it - also recommend the cafe inside for lunch - book a table outside for a sunny day.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Blue Spinach

A bright coloured shop as you walk up Liverpool St in Darlinghurst.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Koi Restaurant

An interesting art work on the wall outside this Darlo restaurant on Liverpool Street.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Macdonald Lane

One of the many small laneways behind the terraces in Paddington, they used to be very useful to remove the 'nightsoil'.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Baker Gallery

plenty of Art Galleries in Paddington, this one is featuring one of my favourites subjects:Sydney Opera House.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


A charming park on Glemore Rd in Paddington, the old smokestack from the Royal Hospital for Women can be seen in the background.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


A good French restaurant down from Five Ways on Glenmore Rd in Paddington.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Paddington Reservoir

A quiet oasis along Oxford Street. Just opened in 2009 it is a quiet spot to relax even though there isa busy road a few metres away.
Part of My World Tuesday

Monday, November 22, 2010


On the Victoria Barracks side of Oxford Street is this waterpump, erected in 1868.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Three Weeds

A hotel along Oxford Street, a colourful Smiths Crisps truck offloads outside.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


The colours of the Bouganvillia against the Jacaranda caught my eye as I walked up Oxford St.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Darlinghurst Hall

A small building Darlinghurst Hall on Darlinghurst Rd - part of Notre Dame University. Used to be a Girls School built 1880.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Taylors Square

This is a jazzed up installtion in Taylor's Square along Oxford Street. Across the road from Gilligans Island.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

G A Zink

Walking up Oxford St in Darlinghurst and you come across this old-time tailors. G.A.ZINK & SONS, Its website says: Zink & Sons is Sydney's leading bespoke tailor, and has been dressing the gentlemen of Sydney since 1895.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hyde Park - Bike Track

Part of the new bike track along College Street.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hyde Park - Phone Box

On the corner of College and Oxford St is a phone booth. Not many around now and not many using them.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hyde Park - Agapanthus

Walking across Hyde Park still and the Agapanthus stems are screaming to the vandals- lop me - perhaps it is an Australian thing - part of our 'Tall Poppy Sydndrome'

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hyde Park Cafe

A nice little cafe in the corner of Hyde Park - remember -no bill splitting allowed here

Friday, November 12, 2010

Victor Chang Institute

One of the sad stories of Sydney.
Victor Chang born in Shanghai of Australian born Chinese parents came to Australia in 1953, studied medicine at Sydney University and became a an intern and later became a famous Cardiothoracic surgeon at St Vincents Hospital (at the back of his eponymous institute). He was a pioneer of modern heart transplants in Australia. On 4 =July 1991 on his way to work he was shot dead in a failed extortion attempt. This heart research unit is a fitting legacy.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day 2010

At 11am, like many other places today, there is a service to remember the fallen in wars past (and present). This is the scene at the Cenotaph in Martin Place shortly before 11am today.

Hyde Park War Memorial

Today I start a series of photos based on a walk I did at lunchtime this week. (Thanks Joan from Blue Mountain Blog for the idea) It starts as you can see at the War Memorial in Hyde Park - fitting for Armistice Day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tea for Two = T2

In David Jones (department store) there is a food area which I recommend, here is a selection of tea.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jacaranda Carpet

One of the best bits about Jacarandas is the purple carpet they produce when their flowers fall. This is one taken this morning looking to the Archibald fountain.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sydney Hospital Fountain

This is dedicated to all the nurses at Sydney Hospital. The building behind is appropriately named 'Nightingale'. This is a frequently used shortcut between Macquarie Street and The Domain.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The day the sky turned red

A photo from the day the dust storm came to Sydney. This is the Northbridge - a wonderful old bridge on the northern approach to the city.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sails and Sky

The sails of the Sydney Opera House. Dazzling in the sunlight.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sydney Cove

The gateway to Sydney happens to be where the First Fleet landed in 1788. Lots of ferry traffic.

This post is supported by boating licence

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Best Jacaranda in Sydney

This is my pick for the best Jacaranda in Sydney. It is outside the Cardinal's residence at St Mary's Cathedral.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Melbourne Cup Day

The race that stops the nation - even Sydney.
On the first Tuesday in November they run the Melbourne Cup.
Here are some desperate punters lining up in Martin Place to get a bet on.

Monday, November 1, 2010