Sunday, March 31, 2013

Schkinny Maninny

A Schkinny Maninny toxic response unit - I think they deliver fruit juice.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Train station at night

All is still late at night at Hurlstone Park station. An inner west train line for passengers and on the right is the goods lines.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Kurrajong sunset

West of Sydney in the foothills of the Blue Mountains is some rich farmland, horse and apple country.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lights out Sydney

Earth hour last Saturday involved turning off the lights from 8.30 to 9.30 pm. In the spirit of things the Opera House was lit green.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Country Railway Station

This is Georges Plain Station, located about 30 minutes west of Bathurst and 251.900 km from Sydney. All rail kilometres are measured from the stop board at Central Station in Sydney. This station was opened on 1 Nov 1876. Now used as a residence.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Railway track worms eye view

About 4 hours drive west of Sydney the railway line around Bathurst winds through farmland. Don't worry the section was protected under a TOA.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Greek National Day

Salute to the Greeks on their national day - No Day! A beautiful flag set against the caldera of Thira.

Bird & Bear Boathouse

A popular cafe right on the water. Beare Park Elizabeth Bay. Ideal on a sunny windless morning. Bit of a late spell of hot weather here in Sydney.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Australian Museum wall

Sydney sandstone wall in William Street.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Earth Hour Sydney

Earth Hour tonight at 8.30pm. Turn off and go to bed. Check it out here.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Opera on the Harbour

Lunchtime in the Royal Botanic Gardens, looking across Farm Cove to the outdoor opera for this weekend.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Carmen on Sydney Harbour

Carmen the opera, on Sydney Harbour this weekend. Also see this time laspe video here

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The top of the Cross.

Sky view of the building above Poo on sticks sculpture.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Poo on sticks

A Sky view of one of my least favourite sculptures.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Heritage Sydney

A faint reminder of the past, in Elizabeth Bay.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Bourbon

A facelift for the Bourbon and Beefsteak. Looks swish inside, even saw bookshelves.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Rotary Shelterbox Project

In Martin Place this morning Rotary have set up a campsite, looks like part of the 'Occupy Sydney' group just up the hill but is part of their wonderful Shelterbox Project which you can read about here.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ichiri Avalon

New Japanese restaurant in Avalon, this is the fourth! Set in an old beach cottage.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gunzel photo

A 'gunzel' is an Australian trainspotter. This is a Hi-rail vehicle which can travel on both road and rail.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Large baby head

The things you see on the back of a truck, a large baby head sculpture. I was thinking of following it to see where it was going.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Granville Train Disaster

Australia's worst rail disaster occurred here in 1977. It is commemorated as the Day of the Roses. "The Granville rail disaster occurred on 18 January 1977 at Granville, a suburb in western Sydney, Australia, when a crowded commuter train derailed, running into the supports of a road bridge that collapsed onto two of the train's passenger carriages. It was the worst rail disaster in Australian history: 83 people died, more than 210 were injured, and 1,300 were affected." wiki

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Good morning sunshine

Another one of Martin Place morning sunshine

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Happy Herb Shop Sydney

A peek inside the Happy Herb Shop on Oxford Street.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Lachlan Macquarie statue Hyde Park

Looking down his eponymous street, this is a new statue erected this year. Sad to say, I don't like it.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rainy day graffiti

Some feel good graffiti in Avalon.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sydney Sightseeing buses

These buses were made in Birmingham, the new Citysightseeing buses are made in China.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sydney protestor

Not a happy person, this protestor had just finished outside the ICAC building in Castlereagh St.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Manly Beach Stand Up Paddleboard

A sunny day at Manly Beach.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Challis House Martin Place

This is a Sydney University building hence the crest.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Australia Square at lunchtime

Australia Square always makes me think of the sixties, when this building was completed (1967) it was the tallest building in Sydney at the time. Designed by Harry Seidler, it is the most beautiful modern building in Australia. Not too many cafe chairs here but ... I can see at least one. The theme for City Daily Photo this month is Cafe Chairs, to see others click here