Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sydney University Main Quadrangle

A beautiful day yesterday afternoon on the lawn in the main quadrangle.

The buildings surrounding the main quad was completed over many stages.
Edmund Blacket, Colonial Architect, started it in 1854, comprised the Great Hall and East range, which were built between 1854 and 1862.

Finally the uni architect,Professor Leslie Wilkinson, designed the North and North-west wings in harmony with the existing stonework in the Tudor Gothic style. The work carried out on the South-west range between 1921 and 1926.

One of my favourite places in Sydney.

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Big Tomato!

Last week I was in Gunnedah, on a stroll down main street is this tomato. I am sorry I missed Tomato Day in January. I wondered what happened so I goggled it, click here to see the festivities.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jogger by La Traviata

This is a popular jogging route around Farm Cove and to Mrs Macquaries Chair, in the background is the temporary stage for the La Traviata Opera.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Old Police Station, The Rocks

127-129 George St is this beautiful sandstone building is the old Police Station. Was also the site of the first hospital. Now empty, looking for tenants.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gunnedah graves.

St Mary's College Gunnedah. Founded 1879 by the Sisters of Mercy.

What a way to start your school day. At this school in country New South Wales, about 6 hours drive from Sydney, the pupils walk past a cemetery to start their day. All the nuns who taught here are buried out front.

Part of Taphophile Tragic's to view the others click here.

P.S Gunnedah is booming, motels all full, Sydney house prices, Chinese coal company in town.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Catching fish

Off to catch some fish off the rocks at Palm Beach. Seems a little unfair.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Out on the Harbour

On of the best things to do in Sydney is to take a ferry from Circular Quay, this one I am on is to Manly. About 30 minutes there. Recommended.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Opera on Sydney Harbour

Starting tonight, is La Traviata in Farm Cove. It looks great with the Opera House in the background. The feature is the hanging chandelier(attached to s skyhook!)
Check out the website here if you want to book. I will be brushing off my tuxedo and sneaking over the fence.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Listening on the St James Church Steps

This happy crowd was listening to some Jazz on a sunny afternoon. First Night of the Sydney Festival.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Festival Crowd

People walking by at the festival in the Domain. Pizza is on the menu.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A quick smoke

Caught having a durrie on her break at Parliament House Canberra. Are smokers the new outcasts?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Standing out

Amongst the crowd some people stand out.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Sydney Harbour Bridge

Almost forgot your 80th Birthday!

Lunchtime jogger

I don't mind people running through my photos, especially with digital cameras.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mounted Policewomen

More from the 150th Police anniversary from 2 weeks ago.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Occupy Protesters

This happy bunch were outside the Mitchell Library

Friday, March 16, 2012

Urinal under the bridge

In George St in The Rocks is this convenience, built in the 19th Century it is made from Cast Iron.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

National Library of Australia Canberra

Lots of water flowing into Lake Burley Griffin, a shag airing its wings.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

National Museum of Australia

In Canberra is this museum of our nation's social history.
'Opened in 2001, the National Museum building is an architectural landmark. Inspired by the idea of a jigsaw puzzle, it reflects the many intertwined stories that make up Australia’s history.'

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

World Trade Center New York

I haven't visited the new memorial but here is a reminder in Battery Park of that tragic event on 11 September 2001.

Part of Taphophile Tragic's to view the others click here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Under the bridge

View of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Walsh Bay Sign

A preserved sign on one of the wharfs in Walsh Bay.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Walsh Bay

Looking west from Pier One.

Friday, March 9, 2012

High Tea

In the Queen Victoria Building they do a mean High Tea, which according to history was meant for the lower classes.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Police Drummer

Marching down George Street last Thursday is this drummer.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mounted Police

Wearing replica uniforms of the New South Wales Mounted Police.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Abraham Lincoln's Grave

He is not buried here but in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois. This is in Washington DC. Many people look at the back of Lincoln’s head, believing they will see an image of Robert E. Lee looking back towards Arlington. Myth.

Part of Taphophile Tragic's to view the others click here.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Motorcyle cops

The white jodhpurs are always a good look.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Street snappers

As the police parade was coming up George Street the cameras came out.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

NSW Police Force Andrew Scipione

On Wednesday it was the 150th anniversary of the NSW Police Force and the skies cleared for their parade. Here is the Commissioner, Andrew Scipione. Sadly two days later he was travelling to Tamworth because a Police officer was shot and killed.

'POLICE officer David Rixon, a father of six with 20 years' service in the NSW force, has been killed in a shootout sparked by a routine vehicle stop in the state's north.

Police have formally identified Senior Constable Rixon, 40, as the officer who was gunned down on Friday after he pulled a vehicle over in Lorraine St, West Tamworth, just after 8am.' Herald

Friday, March 2, 2012

Avalon cliff sign

A sign on a railing above Avalon Beach, I presume 'bombing' means to jump off into the sea below. Not recommended.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


A spark of electricity from my powerpoint? Sorry just a rocket from New Year's Eve.

These are the ships parading around the harbour before the big fireworks.
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