Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Looking back from the Chair

here's the view back to the bridge from the chair, early morning walkers abound. Lost headband on seat.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mrs Macquaries Chair

Right at the end of Art Gallery Road on the point overlooking Sydney is this text carved into the sandstone, I guess by convicts.

Monday, August 29, 2011


The Collaroy steaming to Manly past Pinchgut (Fort Denison)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ferries emerging

The start of the working day and the Sydney Ferries emerge from Balmain to start their run. Freshwater class and First Fleet class.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Chewy on Bollard

It is true - it does loose its flavor overnight.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Seaplane over bridge

Going to land at Sydney's first airport - Rose Bay. From 1938, seaplanes landed in Sydney Harbour on Rose Bay, making this Sydney's first international airport. It has the designation RSE.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Brass Tap

An essential public amenity - bubblers.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Early Morning Harbour

Got out early pre-work to try out a new camera. Joggers also around.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hurstville Kickboxing

The bout begins... cue Rocky music

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunset August

A beaut August sunset - winter is setting too.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Arlington

This amusement hall is no longer in use but is a reminder of days by the seaside when the tram rode down the middle of this street to Narrabeen.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sydney Harbour Morning

Early morning Sydney Harbour and the Manly ferry heading east past Garden Island.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Having a feed in the Domain

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Collaroy Beach Rainy Day

Wet and cold Collaroy Beach. North of Sydney.
So named after the wreck of the steamer Collaroy in 1881.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


The latest craze, upright paddling, ideal on a calm day at Collaroy.

Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end. Shakespeare.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Horses on Collaroy Beach

A suprise! While having lunch at Collaroy some horses came charging up the beach.

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.

My World

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pyramid man

Relaxing in the park, is it true that pyramid give you energy?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Garden Train

A tourist train that takes in the sights of the RBG.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Face carved in tree

Use made of old tree in the Gardens.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Promotion people

Around Sydney you often find people handing out free promotional material, this one was a bit different as they even had their own boat! Any guesses for what they were promoting?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Photo Exhibition

In Lion Gate Lodge - where is that?

View other signs here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Winter Festival

The skating park is set up again outside St Mary's.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

QGSY Lucinda Memorial

In a small park next to Pittwater is a sandstone memorial to the Queensland Government Steam Yacht Lucinda, in 1891 over the Easter weekend it steamed around Pittwater with the people who forged the Australian Commonwealth's present constitution. In the background is Kuringai National Park.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cop Car

A Sydney Police car ready for action.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Harbour Cruiser

Looks like a special way to enjoy the harbour - me, I was on the iconic Manly Ferry.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Car Parking

Is that a car in the first floor window, How did they get it up there?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Clean clothes

A laundrette along Darlinghurst Rd, looks like they have some valuable clothes inside.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pampered Pooch

Waiting at the corner of Park and Elizabeth St.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dry Fountain

A rare event, the Archibald Fountain closed for cleaning, Sy Mary's Cathedral in the background. Looks different without water. Still my vote for the best fountain in Sydney, your nomination is ...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Postcard from Sydney

This came to mind when the theme day was announced. If you ever come to Sydney walk round the foreshore from the Opera House to Mrs Macquaries Chair, it is the postcard view.

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