Friday, November 30, 2012

Don't let Fear hold you back.

Don't let Fear hold you back. Spudd Carroll's Gym in the 'loo. Famous Rugby League player for Souths.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Illawarra Flame Tree

On the ground around the Illawarra Flame tree.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Super Cyclist

The things you see in the street. Location Willoughby.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Aboriginal shelter

Hidden from the general public is this magical rock shelter. Research has found that it was inhabited for 10000 years. It is facing north and is well sheltered from the elements.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Biggest tree in Sydney

This Angophora was once the biggest tree in Sydney. Sadly now in terminal decline. Located in its eponymous reserve.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Nippers at Turimetta Beach

While the nippers are at the beach the parents are in the cafe, I recommend the crispy bacon and fried egg roll on a fresh sesame seed bun. Only $6.50.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Turimetta Beach

Sunday morning and the beach is full of nippers. Run by lifesavers every Sunday in summer for a full hours children ages 6 to 16 learn beach skills.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Jacaranda and Flame Tree

In Eloura Street Avalon is this house with a great backdrop of trees.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Kneeling Rat

I am not sure what cartoon figure this is, but it was a hit with kids.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Stilt man with horns

At Avalon Festival last Saturday.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Inside the Bahai Temple

Inside the Bahai temple.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bahai Temple Terrey Hills

The Baha'i Temple on Mona Vale Road was built in 1961 and has survived some terrible bushfires in the area. "The Baha'i Faith is an independent world religion that was founded in 1844 and has been present in Australia since 1920. The Faith's central theme is that humanity is one family and the time has come for its unification into a peaceful global society." Baha'i website.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Southern Cross Artwork (Reposted)

Australia has adopted this constellation of stars as one of our symbols. This hangs inside the Mitchell library. "The Mitchell Library's Vestibule has a stunning new contemporary glass sculpture created by the designer of the State Library's Nelson Meers Foundation Heritage Collection exhibition, Jon Hawley. Private benefactor, the late Dr Bruce Reid, AM, funded the sculpture, the concept for which is based on the earliest depiction of the stars of the Southern Cross, a woodcut engraving of 1516 by Andrea Corsali. The sculpture enhances the great architectural and historical features of the vestibule of the Mitchell Library. Its design provides a twenty-first century interpretation of one of the great symbols of Australian identity while alluding to enduring associations of our history and culture." State library website. Last time I posted this the settings were wrong- my fault.

Fisherman on beach

Looking for bait.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Parrots near beach

Unsure of the type of parrot, Help anyone?

Thursday, November 15, 2012


A large family live near me, wonderful except in the early mornings.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sydney Paparazzi

Here are the press photographers covering the press conference from yesterday's post.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Press Conference in the Domain

Here is a federal politician Joseph Benedict Hockey giving a press conference in the Domain.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Cenotaph Martin Place

A tribute to a soldier left at the Cenotaph. Remembrance Day 2012.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Visiting the State Library of NSW

Students hard at work, its exam time in Sydney.

Friday, November 9, 2012

MItchell Library reading room

The main reading floor. The Mitchell Library holds Australia’s greatest documentary record of cultural heritage. It also holds the world’s most significant collections of Australian and Pacific material, including the original journals of Abel Tasman, James Cook and Matthew Flinders.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Melbourne Cup in Sydney

Last Tuesday was the day of the Melbourne Cup, in Sydney it is a day for long lunches and celebration. It is also the day everyone seems gripped by gambling fever, the long queues at the betting agencies attest to this. For the record an outsider: Green Moon won to the bookies delight!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mitchell Library corridor.

The afternoon light gives a warmth to this first floor corridor inside the Mitchell Library.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

OPSM sign

This doorway reflection just caught my eye.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Deutsche Bank Place

A daytime photo of this food court and large hall in Hunter Street.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Best Sydney Jacaranda

This is not the best photo of it and it has not hit its peak here BUT in the courtyard below St Marys Cathedral is the best Jacaranda in Sydney (in my humble opinion). Cardinal George Pell has been looking after it.

El Alamein Fountain Kings Cross

This fountain in the heart of the cross had just had its first refurbishment. Designed by Bob Woodward it was completed in 1961 as a memorial to the soldiers who died at El Alamein Egypt during WWII in 1942.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Orange Reflection 1

Hunter Street reflection in a sign.

Friday, November 2, 2012

New Sydney Skyscraper

New Hunter St building. Love the tower crane.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Water's Edge

The water's edge is right below me, along the foreshore of Sydney Cove are markers for where the 1788 edge lies. Part of the City Daily Photo theme day, click here to view other entries.