Monday, February 28, 2011

Pool jump

The easy way to get out the back is to jump in off the pool - in a big swell you need to time your jump right.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Deserted beach

Even in summer the beach at Avalon can get pretty quiet - especially if a Southerly Buster hits.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Surf's Up

These guys were heading down for a surf a break known as Little Av. The afternoons lately have been hot and humid perfect for a dip after work.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Party Fishing Boat

This old boat was hosting a party on Darling Harbour, they even had a BBQ set up on deck. The Harbour Control Tower is in the background, and is not a large funnel.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Government House

Set in the Royal Botanic Gardens is the residence of the NSW Governor, currently Marie Bashir.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Freight Train

One of the old long haul freight trains still pulling wagons.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Two Queens

Early this morning the Queen Mary II and the Queen Elizabeth sailed into Sydney Harbour, the first time, ships of the same name have both been in Sydney since 1941 when they were used as troopships.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Seeing Red

A promotion run by our motoring body the NRMA. Setting up early in Martin Place.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


This is part of the Sydney Festival, a venue for performances set up in Hyde Park.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Captain Cook II

Another Captain Cook cruise this time in party mode, the Red Ensign flies off the back.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Hyde Park Fountain

In keeping with the Fountain theme for City Daily Photo here is another fountain this time hidden away somewhat is Hyde Park. St Mary's in the background, the tents are part of the Sydney Festival. According to the City of Sydney "Sandringham Gardens in Sydney's Hyde Park North were developed to commemorate the intended visit in 1952 of King George VI. The memorial was designed as a sunken garden with a reflecting pool partly enclosed by a pergola, and its association with the King’s home at Sandringham, Norfolk, England was to be marked by the a gift of 12 oak and elm trees. Due to the sudden death of the King, the Royal Tour was cancelled and plans for the garden were suspended. In 1953, it was decided to dedicate the gardens as a joint memorial to the late King George V and the late King George VI. The memorial gates to Sandringham Gardens were unlocked on 5 February 1954 by the late King George VI's daughter, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, using a ceremonial key designed to incorporate the mural crown from the city's coat of arms."

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Toaster Sculpture

This modern art can be found under the 'Toaster' on the way to the Sydney Opera House. Not sure of its name or the artist.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Captain Cook Cruises

This is one of the largest vessels in the Captain Cook range, Sydney 2000, here it is sailing out of Darling Harbour.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Countdown Timer

On trial in Sydney is this pedestrian countdown timer on George Street. Other cities have them and it gives the pedestrians information to make a decision about their crossing.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Levy Drinking Fountain 2

The Lewis Wolfe Levy Drinking Fountain in the Royal Botanic Gardens was erected in 1889 as a gift to the Gardens. The statue is of Diana and the marble base was imported from England. Good to see people filling up.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Three ships

The big passenger ship was making its way out of the Harbour, the ferry was trying to get around it.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wire Sculptures

On George Street near the corner of Bathurst St.

Weekend in Black + White

Friday, February 11, 2011

Moon over Opera

I see a bad moon a rising ...
I certainly hope there is not trouble on the way. Not this night, it was perfect.
To see a full moon rising over the sails of the Sydney Opera House.

SkyWatch Friday

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Your Name in Lights

Part of the Sydney Festival (just gone) was a project where you could pay to have your name in lights for 15 seconds, a big success I believe.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Darling Point Harbour

The view of the harbour from Darling Point at night. The security fence is to stop you getting into private property, I think there should be a walkway around the whole harbour. What do you think?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Unwelcome sight

Just what you do not want to see coming up on the inside lane - this time he was helping me do a speed check.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Water Taxi

Just the way to get around this harbour city.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Levy Drinking Fountain

Here is my second fountain for the month - I like it much more than my first.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Palm House

This charming structure in the Royal Botanic Gardens now holds an art gallery. Looks like they have a visitor.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sunrise Cyclone Sky

Yesterday morning at Newport Beach, looks like Cyclone Yasi might have affected the sky. The pole in the middle of the picture is a shower.

Skywatch Friday

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bridge Climb Base

This is the starting place for the Bridge Climb, under the bridge in Cumberland Street. A cheaper option is a climb up the South Eastern Pylon - with a comparable view.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Harbour sparkle

Walking beside Wooloomooloo Bay the tide was washing over the rocks.

Watery Wednesday

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Macquarie Street Fountain

Fountain at the end of Macquarie Street near the entrance to the Sydney Opera House. The dreaded 'Toaster' is to the right and the Tarpeian way to the left.

City Daily Photo - Theme - Fountains
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