Saturday, August 31, 2013

Blue Boy

The Boy Charlton pool almost ready to reopen for spring swimming.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Port Jackson fig tree

View though the dark leaves of the harbourside fig.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

OPSM sign

In Maquarie Street are these optometrists. Like their sign.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Let's get physical

Lunchtime rubber band pullers at Farm Cove.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Henry 1867

Sydney poet up close.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gymea Lily

The giant lilies are out in Hyde Park.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Through the bars

Same vessel from 2 days ago but from across the bay. Ocean Shield - a renamed viking vessel.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Australian federal election

On September 7 this year Australians go to the polls. Voting is compulsory here so unless you have a good excuse or wish to pay the fine there is no choice. Here are the two main contenders for Prime Minister - Tony Abbott (Liberal party) and Kevin Rudd (Labor) who is the current PM. Last night they went head to head in a televised debate. You can view some highlights here.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ocean Shield

A Royal Australian Naval offshore support vessel, originally the MSV Skandi Bergen. Berthed here at Fleet Base East (Wooloomooloo).

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sweet sign

One of my usual haunts closed for a holiday, I do not blame them as it is cold. (Can't wait for spring) But I like their sign.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Where to eat lunch in Sydney?

Try the Cafe Paradiso in this sunny corner of the MLC building off Martin Place.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Aahhhh moments

What is an 'Aahhhh moment' and how does it differ from a 'Arghhhh moment'? Sign outside Avalon yoga studio.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Howdy Pardner Maurice Houghton

Bust in Kings Cross next to the fountain. According to the plaque 'Bernies greeting is warmly remembered" Maurice Bernard Houghton 1920-2000.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Navy Base Taylors Point

Here is the Royal Australian Navy base at Taylors Point. Just been renovated. Used to be where they test fired torpedoes in WWII.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Taylors Point Wharf

Sitting on the dock of the bay ...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Taylors Point

One of my favourite parks is on Pittwater.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bungan Castle

Located on the headland between Bungan and Newport Beach. Built in 1919 by Adolph Albers from locally quarried sandstone.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Bungan Beach

31 kilometres north of the Sydney is this hidden gem, hard to find, between Newport and Mona Vale. The name Bungan is first recorded in a survey in 1814 as Bongin Bongin, referring to the area (700 acres) which included present day Mona Vale and Bungan and was granted to Robert Campbell junior.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sydney sports car

Any ideas what sort of car this is, I was surprised! My first guess was a Datsun 1600, nup.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Summer Bay Sydney

Really North Palm Beach, easy to get to just catch the L90 bus from Railway Square and this bus follows the coast all the way North.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Kings Cross Camper Van Rental

On William St is a place you can rent the vans to go camping.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pommes Fritz

Shop in Kings Cross.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mascot Oval

A colourful park sign.

Monday, August 5, 2013

How to be a film star?

Just hang around the set of Home and Away.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

North Palm Beach Kiosk

This is the location for filming the Australian TV series 'Home and Away', they call this beach Summer Bay. The skies are always sunny.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Disabled access Sydney

The newish disabled ramp to the Art Gallery. Stylish.

Pacific Club Palm Beach

Members Only, part of the Palm Beach Surf Club community.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Bus Stop Sydney

Named bus stops in Sydney- good idea.

Kerry Stokes House Palm Beach

One of Australia's richest man is building at Palm Beach.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sydney lights

One of the many Sydney street lamps - the old coathanger in the background. Part of the City Daily Photo theme day -street lamps. Click on the right hand symbol to see more.