Thursday, March 31, 2011

Extension to Australian Museum

Time for a lunchtime walk - first stop down along William Street is the new extension to the old sandstone Australian Museum.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Early Morning South End Avalon

This is where the old pool used to be. A bit dangerous here, usually has a rip which takes you out.
Watery Wednesday

North End Avalon

The North End is a bit more sheltered. Lots of longboards and the latest craze is the standup paddlers, and you can also see the surf boat waiting for a wave. This is the area where a shark attack happened 2 years ago - about this time of year when the water is still warm. I know the family, the father and son were out for an early morning surf when the teenage son was grabbed by a white pointer shark, the shark let go and the father paddled over and helped his son in. The father Charles Lindop has just been awarded a bravery medal.
Your World Link

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dunbar Park Parade

A military parade down at our local park.

St James Station

A sunny morning makes Monday morning a bit better. The sun is backlighting the Archibald Fountain and St Marys Cathedral.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Shipping News

Along the coast walk from Bondi to Bronte - this is a past photo from Sculptures by the Sea.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Star Shell

Walking the beach is one of my pastimes, I usually leave the camera behind. It is nice sometimes not to have any technology on person. What do you think?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Early Morning Narrabeen Lake

This was another photo from a few weeks ago when I pulled over on my journey to work to capture the sunrise, there was another photographer who I never even noticed at the time, only today when looking for a skywatch did I see her.
Skywatch Friday

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jungle Blog

Recently the City of Sydney Council had some grasses growing in Martin Place, it got quite high as you can see.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Action at the Castle

The result of an altercation, 4pm on Bathurst Street, outside the Edinburgh Castle pub. Looks like the girl is showing a photo or video of events saved on her phone.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rainy King St

Lots of rain in Sydney, a record for March. Here is the view from a footbridge over King Street.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Museum of Sydney

Just up from Circular Quay in Phillip St is this small museum. Worth a visit?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Grotesque at University

This is a small grotesque in the main quad at Sydney Uni.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Beach View

In 1998 Baywatch wanted to use Avalon as a base for their series, a raucous public meeting put paid to that idea. They did pay to paint the surf club - thanks Pamela.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Angled House

Sometimes things feel a little off keel.
This ol' world is spinning round,
its a wonder tall trees ain't layin down.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

About to Bloom

This is a nearby Eucalyptus Ficafolia about to burst, the one I own has just turned up its toes.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

On the beach - Packing it in

The golden sands on Sunday afternoon was a perfect day for the beach, summer seems to be hanging on. The long shadow is from one of a group of Norfolk Island pines - not sure I like them, but they provide good afternoon shade.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The swill

I have heard about the 6 o'clock swill, a trading hour restriction that was meant to send men home for their tea. Celebrated here in this pub poster in Bondi Junction. Did it work?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

St Michael's Cave

Sandstone cave near me, there is visible coal here - maybe we should start digging?

Cabbage Tree Palm after fire

There was some backburning done in my local park, try to reduce the fire load. The trees seem to thrive afterwards.

Friday, March 11, 2011


This is the old Treasury Building that now houses the Intercontinental Hotel. This is where all the gold was stored.

Sunrise Newport

Another early morning in Australian Eastern Daylight Time - looking forward to the end of daylight saving, mmm... not sure I am looking forward to winter.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Goodbye Boat

Sold my 'tinnie' this week (the tall one on the left) no more motoring around Pittwater. The storage rack is in a beautiful position at Taylor's Point Baths where I only had to drag the boat a few metres into the water.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What bird is this?

I thought this was a baby rainbow lorrikeet but my neighbor says not.
Does anyone know?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Stonehenge Sunrise

Early morning in my office building, the screens give the highrise a different effect.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Last days of summer

The weather is turning - all of a sudden it seems autumnal- that different light. Here is a sign confirming it.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Beach Closed

End of the day and the signs are being taken down, it is better swimming when these guys are around.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Morning Light Martin Place

The early light on Thursday morning came directly into Martin Place, the war memorial here is the focal point for many services throughout the year.

Narrabeen Lake

Saw some colour in my rear vision mirror on Monday on my way to work and just had to pull over, took a while to get back into the traffic.

See other Skywatch posts here

Thursday, March 3, 2011

City Canyon

Down near Chifley Square, amongst the Cabbage Tree Palms.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dymocks clock

Inside the Dymocks building on George St.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bilgola Beach

The next beach south from Avalon is Bilgola - more secluded and on this day great for a swim at the north end.

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