Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sydney Mardi Gras

The annual Sydney Mardi Gras is on this weekend. This crossing on Oxford Street, where the parade marches, has been repainted for the event. A little bit of controversy in today's newspaper about its cost -what do you think? Is it worth $100,000? to read the story click here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The track to the beach

Newport beach sunrise

Monday, February 25, 2013

Out on the crane

A head for heights needed.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Self climbing tower crane

This is how a crane self climbs/ decends. A segment is removed and the hydraulic jacks bring it lower.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Waiting sculpture Australia Square

This sculpture is titled 'Waiting'by John Seward Johnson II (born 1930). "Seward Johnson is an American artist known for his trompe l'oeil painted bronze statues. He is a grandson of Robert Wood Johnson I (co-founder of Johnson & Johnson) and Colonel Thomas Melville Dill of Bermuda. Johnson attended Forman School for dyslexics and University of Maine, where he majored in poultry husbandry, but did not graduate. Johnson also served four years in the Navy during the Korean War." Wiki

Friday, February 22, 2013

Sydney phone booth

Wow, two people using a public phone. Is the age of mobiles over?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sydney fireworks

Permanent fireworks in Westfield, Sydney.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sydney's best street?

Morning sun in Martin Place.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The original and the best?

The original and the best? Smith chips.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Swisse Color Run

This stall was set up in Martin Place last week in anticipation of the annual 5km on Feb 10 at Sydney Olympic Park. Unsure why they use the spelling 'color'rather than the usual Aussie spelling of 'colour'.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Martin Place morning

A flower stall vendor getting ready for the morning trade in Martin Place.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The walk of shame

In New South Wales we have an independent commission against corruption (ICAC). At the moment there is a particularly juicy case being heard where corruption is being exposed at the highest level.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ship nose

At Woolloomooloo wharf was the Ocean Shield a new Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ship.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Who was St Valentine?

This romantic display was found in the MLC centre just off King Street. St. Valentine was a Priest, martyred in 269 at Rome and was buried on the Flaminian Way. He is the Patron Saint of affianced couples, bee keepers, engaged couples, epilepsy, fainting, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, plague, travellers, young people. He is represented in pictures with birds and roses - from

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sailors in Sydney

Royal Australian Naval sailors collecting for Legacy.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf

A few historical photos of 'wharfies' inside the wharf.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Eating together - Apart

This couple eating together were both on their mobile phones. Together but apart.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Best KFC in Sydney

At Harry's Cafe de Wheels, everyone eats here.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The menu at Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Pies are recommended at this Sydney institution.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tilbury Hotel Woolloomooloo

Its afternoon and no one is about. An old dockside pub.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Zealand in Australia

All arrows point to NZ, down by Circular Quay outside the Paragon. Yesterday was the National Day of NZ, for other posts click here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Best place in New Zealand

The Milford track in the South Island, one of the most beautiful parts of the world I have visited. Pristine. Part of the CDPB theme day for the national day of NZ. For other posts click here.

Eyes left

Inside Customs House library

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Airport sunset

Sunset while waiting for an aiport pickup.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Flying Umbrellas

Flying umbrellas in Galeries Victoria. Part of the City Daily Photo theme day for February, to see other entries click here.