Friday, August 31, 2012

Boy Charlton pool

Almost time for the pool to open. Sept 1!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Newport Surfers

About to start the day with a surf.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hyde Park War Memorial

The reflection pool on a sunny lunchtime - popular spot for a sandwich.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Horizon Building Reflection

Reflected off the William Street windows is the Horizon Building.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Basque Club

In Darlinghurst is this Basque club - I am sure it has seen some good times.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Stairway to hell?

Nope only going up to Liverpool Street.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Underneath the Arches

Under Liverpoool Street in Darlinghurst are these arches.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cricketer's Arms Hotel surry Hills

Also known as 'The Crix' near the S.C.G. this watering hole is out of the way. at 106 Fitzroy Street.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

St David's Church Surry Hills

17 Arthur Street Surry Hills is this Church of England church (now hall) built in Victoria Gothic style.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Reader's Digest Building Surry Hills

Built in 1967 address is 26-32 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills. Architect: John James.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

RailCorp Millenium Train

Inside a Sydney train, unusually uncrowded. These trains were supposed to enter service in 2000, hence the name, but actually came into service on 1 July 2002. Double deck like all Sydney trains.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bilgola Beach Cafe Bumbalino Cafe

This delightfully named cafe is located in the car park at Bilgola Beach. Take away or seating undercover. They do a wide range of dishes including my favorite Crispy bacon and Egg Roll.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Early Morning Jogger

In the early morning light, Newport.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Balaclava art around Sydney

This art is on Macquarie St. Plenty of these around the place, what do they mean?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Park above the Opera House

A nice place to relax at lunch. Historic trees. Here since Cook.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Richard Bourke's Statue

This fine statue is outside the Mitchell Library.General Sir Richard Bourke, (4 May 1777 – 12 August 1855), Irish-born Governor of New South Wales, 1831-1837. He encouraged the emancipation of convicts and helped bring forward the ending of transportation. In this, he faced strong opposition from the military/conservative establishment and its press. He approved a new settlement on the Yarra River, and named it Melbourne in honour of the current British Prime Minister. (Wiki)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Harbour Bridge Glimpse

Walking in the gardens towards the Tarpien Way.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Crystal City or The Emerald City?

An old photo of the chandelier from the Opera Verdi in Farm Cove. Here are the food prices.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bilgola Pool

Still a bit fresh for swimming but crystal clean.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sunrise Newport

A whale washed up on this beach last week.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Rowers in the mist

Emerging from the mist on Lake Burley Griffin are some ANU rowers.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The best coffee in Sydney?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Bilgola Beach Pool

A beach about 35 km north of Sydney, and a great swimming pool.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Dunbar House

Looks a good place for a coffee, Watson's Bay. One of Sydney's great ferry destinations.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay was named after Robert Watson (1756–1819), formerly of HMS Sirius, when he had to beach his three vessels at Camp Cove for many years because of their being potentially sold by the Provost Marshal. Watson was appointed harbour pilot and harbourmaster of the port of Sydney in 1811 and the first superintendent of Macquarie Lighthouse in 1816.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Number 68

The Swifts is a historic house in the Sydney suburb of Darling Point. The Australian Heritage Commission describe it as "...perhaps the grandest house remaining in Sydney". Swifts was designed by G.E.Morrell and built from 1876-1882 for the brewer, Robert Tooth. It was later acquired by Edmund Resch (another brewer, who left it to the Catholic Church when he died. It became the official residence of the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, but was sold in 1984. It sits in expansive grounds overlooking the harbour. It is now owned by the Moran family. Part of the CDP Theme Day for August - Numbers. click here.