Tuesday, July 31, 2012

NSW Government House Garden

The garden at NSW Government House. Many a party has been hosted here, sadly I've been to none.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Windy Day

The Con a
Almost the windy month of August. The Con set against this sky.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Argyle Cut

This passage was hand cut by convict labour, a shortcut between The Rocks east and west side. TThe Cut was begun with convict labour in 1843 to provide direct easy access between Millers Point and The Rocks but was not completed until 1859, with the use of explosives and council labour.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Hangmans Hill Essex Street

Hangmans Hill.
Irishman John White, surgeon-general of the First Fleet, was impressed with the forger Thomas Barrett, who sailed with him in the convict transport Charlotte. On 5 August 1787, as the ship lay at anchor off Rio de Janeiro, Barrett was caught passing forged 'quarter dollars' to local boatmen to pay for food. White was amazed at how Barrett had managed to manufacture these coins without seemingly having had any access to fire or the other equipment necessary for coin-making. Perhaps it was this knowledge of Barrett's skill that led White to commission the convict to engrave a medal celebrating the ship's safe arrival in Botany Bay on 20 January 1788. The Charlotte medal is regarded as Australia's first colonial work of art. On one side, it depicts the ship resting at anchor in Botany Bay and, on the other, precise details, in terms of latitude and longitude, about the major places they either passed or stopped at during the eight-month voyage. Barrett did not survive long in the colony. After little more than a month, he was hanged for stealing food, an event recorded by White in his famous Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales (1790): 'Barrett was launched into eternity, after having confessed to Rev. Mr Johnson, who attended him'. Australian National Maritime Museum.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Treasury

This is house where all the gold rush gold was stored, sadly now part of a hotel chain.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Industrial Relations Commission

On Bridge Street.
On Bridge is this Court building.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

S is for ...

Give me an S for Sydney

Friday, July 20, 2012

Circular Quay Train Station

My favourite train station in Sydney, you emerge from darkness to light and the brilliant Quay.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Camera buff at Boy Charlton Pool

In the cafe at the 'Boy' - a recommended place for breakfast on a sunny morning.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cahill Expressway

Night time looking down on the Cahill.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Dulux Paint

An exhibit in the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Looking up at the flag

Looking up at the flag, Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Housing Commission on Cumberland Street

Housing Commission (Public Housing.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Zine Festival

Here was a Zine festival inside the Museum of Contemporary Art. What is a zine you may ask. It is a handmade short magazine.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Museum of Contemporary Art cafe

Good views and good tucker.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Korean War Memorial

The memorial commemorates the Australian and Korean veterans of the Korean War (1950 – 1953). The NSW Korean War Memorial was officially dedicated on 26 July 2009. The memorial design was selected by a limited design competition run by the NSW Government Architect’s Office. The winning competition entry was submitted by Jane Cavanough (Artlandish Art and Design) and Pod Landscape Architecture.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Flowers on the grave

Some local flora at Barrenjoey Headland.

LIght on 'The Con'

A streak of setting sun hits the copper roof of the Conservatorium of music.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Top of the bridge

The top of the bridge and the Opera House forecourt light.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bridge Sunset

The 'Northcott' sailing past the South pylon.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mouse Mat

Here is my Greek Islands mouse mat with some lucky charms placed on it.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Walking in Hyde Park

The morning sun filtering through the trees in Hyde Park. An office worker striding purposefully to their caffeine hit.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sydney Opera House

Framed by the steel structure on the OPT.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


The Rocks- remnant chimney. Just repointed a few years ago.

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