Friday, September 30, 2011

The Great North Walk - Pearl Beach

Arriving at Pearl Beach from Patonga. A quiet village with a small corner store and not much else.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Great North Walk - Patonga 2

Continue east along the beach and around the headland. Nice level walking to Pearl Beach.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Great North Walk - Patonga 1

Here is the start of a beautiful walk north of Sydney.
First you need to catch a ferry from Palm Beach to Patonga.
Patonga is an isolated village in one of the bays of the Hawkesbury River.
It has a campground and a restaurant.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Two Roos

Out in the paddock some Eastern Grey Kangaroos. Near Pokolbin.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Vine spring bud

Yep, it is spring, all the vines are budding.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Roo in the vines

Apparently they do not eat or damage the grapes, or so I was told.

Scenic Sundayites

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hunter Valley

Just spent a weekend in the Hunter, about 3 hours drive north of Sydney, the premier wine country of NSW. Wedding party stopped along a road for pictures.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Art Gallery Stairs

Stairs leading from Wooloomooloo to The Domain.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thunder Cloud

Cloud above Wooloomooloo Wharf.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Harry's Cafe de Wheels

A Sydney Icon - recommend the "tiger" pie.

Is there a more 'Sydney' location?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Killer stairs

From Wooloomooloo to Kings Cross these stairs are a favorite(?) with joggers

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sydney Rubbish Bloke

The truck says it all.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ford Zephyr in front of El Alamein Fountain

Why don't they give cars great names like this anymore?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Market St Sydney

Looking West towards the Monorail track, taken from the new bridge to Westfields from DJs.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Strand Arcade

Early morning in the Strand Arcade, no wonder retail is doing poorly - no shoppers.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


All over the city are people selling - Chuggers is the term.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Public Library of NSW

The Mitchell library - ON SALE NOW - geez things must be crook!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Boxer Damoxenus Statue

In the Royal Botanic Gardens is a pair of sculptures titled the Boxers.
The marble copies are from the original boxers statues, "Kreugas and Damoxenus" by Italian sculptor, Antonio Canova (1757-1822) now in the Vatican

Monday, September 12, 2011

NSW Art Gallery

Early morning perspective.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mobius Sea

Mobius Sea is a sculpture by Richard Goodwin made in 1985 it is outside the NSW Art gallery.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Close up War

The Offerings of War Statue outside the Art Gallery.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Art Gallery

The classical lines of the NSW Art Gallery.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cleaning the Boy

The Boy Charlton Pool getting a clean for the re-opening for summer. My favourite pool overlooking Wooloomooloo Bay.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Finger Wharf

Wooloomooloo wharf aka The Finger Wharf is the largest timbered-piled building in the world and was completed in 1915. During its working life for around 70 years it mainly handled the export of wool, but also acted as a staging point for troop deployment to the World Wars as well as a disembarking point for new migrants arriving in Australia.
Today it has been redeveloped as a fashionable complex housing a hotel, restaurants and residential apartments. The well-known film actor Russell Crowe lives in a $14 million penthouse at Finger Wharf (right at the end)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

HMAS Ballarat

Berthed at Garden Island is HMAS Ballarat is an Anzac class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The frigate was laid down in 2000 and commissioned into the RAN in mid-2004. (Wiki)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Port Jackson Fig Tree

Morning light on the massive fig tree.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Goliath Crane

Looking east from the Gardens is the view over Garden Island and the navy mess.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Admiralty House

Looking across the harbour to Admiralty House, the official Sydney residence of the Governor-General of Australia. If you look closely you can see Quentin Alice Louise Bryce hanging out the washing.

Thursday, September 1, 2011