Sunday, July 31, 2011

Poo on sticks again

This is a longer range shots of these aptly named sculptures.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wesfield Lounge 2

Frank Lowy - owner of Westfield - started out with a deli in Blacktown, building the first Westfield, then driving around Sydney picking the best hubs for other Westfields. Now all over the world. Do you like them?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Chess Hyde Park

The big chessboard in Hyde Park - usually always men playing - why?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Westfield Lounge 1

Inside the new Centrepoint Westfield, lots of swish lounge areas. Just on opening at 7am when I stroll through.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lost in thought

He's wired for sound. Two snappy cyclists in the background.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cycling Boom

Cyclists enjoying the new bike lane. Dressed in office attire these professionals were coming back from lunch.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Rock Hopper

The most deadly sport in Australia - not cycling, swimming or football. Rock fishing is dangerous, in all swells.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Australian Coffee

In honor of Cadel Evans and all the people who stayed up late to watch his ride in the Tour. Lots of coffee required.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stump Nightmare

This is what is left of the tree that fell, to remove this 3m stump I was quoted $800. Looks like I will have to whip the old chainsaw out.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Storm Damage

This is my neighbour's house with my gum tree across his deck. This rotten old Spotted Gum needed cutting down but, its the same old story, the council would not give permission. Luckily it missed his house. Also how strong was his deck, he'd just finished building it.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rainy Pitt Street Mall

It was bleak walking through Pitt St mall yesterday morning at 7am. The wind and the rain made it a soaking walk by the time I got to work.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bangalley Head 2

This couple are doing some whale watching, it is time for the great Humpback migration from the South Pole to the warmer tropical waters in Queensland where they give birth.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bangalley Head

Between Whale and Avalon Beach is Bangalley Head. Here is the start of a fishing track to the rocks below, too steep for me.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Whale Beach

The next beach North of Avalon Beach is Whale, more upmarket and secluded, however a risky beach for a swim. On this day there were a pod of dolphins there.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Avalon Beach

Sun at last. Lots of whales around at the moment, saw some breaching yesterday, alas no camera.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Across the rooftops

Looking out from a balcony, North. Any guesses for what suburb I am in? Julie you might be able to tell me the street.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Rainy Main Quad

Cold and wet Sydney University,the architecture matches the mood of the city.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Garbage Bin

This is one of the City of Sydney's garbage bins, three sections and a place for cigarettes on top.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

AMP Building

Down by Circular Quay is the old AMP building.
Completed in 1961, the AMP building was Sydney's first skyscraper. Before this heights were restricted to 150 ft.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Entrance to nowhere

In a hidden corner of Hyde Park, on Park Street, is this entrance to what used to be underground toilets.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Kings Cross Sculpture

Above the Kings Cross Tunnel are these ... not sure I like them.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Rushcutters Bay Grandstand

A good place to watch the cricket on a sunny summers day.

Named after a 1940's Mayor of Sydney - Reg Bartley.

In March 1946 Bartley was instrumental in moving to demolish the Sydney Mint and the Hyde Park Barracks, stating that they should "make way for modern structures". Sounds a bit more right wing than the current Mayor - Clover Moore.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria outside the QVB, guess what that stands for?
This statue used to be in Dublin until they donated it to us.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Nicholson Museum

Inside Sydney University is the Nicholson Museum, just off the main quad.
It was founded in 1860 and named after Sir Charles Nicholson, Speaker of the NSW Legislative Council and one of the founders of the University.

The Museum houses Australia's largest collection of Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Near Eastern, Cypriot and prehistoric European material.

Entry is free. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10 - 4.30 and Sundays 12 - 4. Closed public holidays.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hyde Park Winter

It might be sunny but it is cool, the wind off the Snowy Mountains. Still people out eating their lunch.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ArtPark Sculpture

All these sculptures abound in a building on Park St.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Reading in Kinokunia

Sydneysiders are voracious readers. People are reading everywhere. It seems to be an epidemic.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Emden Gun

At the entrance to Hyde Park is a memorial to the capture of the Emden in WW1.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Post Box

Not too many off these left- Kinsela's Nightclub in the background. Again Just off Oxford St.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Art Deco

This brick apartment caught my eye just near Gilligan's Island off Oxford St.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fountain Square

A hidden fountain off Crown Street.