Saturday, August 30, 2014

Legacy Week Sydney

Next week is legacy week. A charity associated with the defence force. Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. They currently care for around 90,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia. Started in 1923.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Monthly Rainfall Average

It has been wet wet wet. Martin Place reflection and a glimpse of blue.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sydney Riots

The black riot squad are at the ready - all pretty quiet as usual.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Haymarket Library

This library entrance on George St is a great place to escape the crowds, it even smells like an old musty library.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kawawa Chocolates

After yesterdays tattoo you deserve a fine chocolate.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

First Blood Tattoo Parlour

Tattoos are the new black, or red? On William St is this thriving business.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Red things

A red postbox and a red light. Near Kings Cross.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pink fluffy cupcakes

Looking down on a new cupcake store, yum. My gut wants me to eat a cup cake - here is a story that proves this! Click here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wet Grey Skies

Still wet in Sydney, looking up in Galeries Victoria to check.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Trams from Spain

2 of Sydney's trams down at Haymarket. In the streets of Vélez-Málaga in Spain, protests have broken out this week as trams that in happier economic times ran through the Andalusian town begin their long journey to Sydney. They have been leased by the NSW government, to run on the extension of Sydney's light rail line from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill. In Spain, the trams have not been in service for a year. They were purchased for a tram line that started in 2006 but that, in 2012, was suspended when the town's politicians said they could no longer afford the running costs. According to Spanish media reports, the first tram to be sent to Sydney was this week being transported from the city of Vélez-Málaga to Australia. Thank you Spain.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Weather warning

Severe Sydney weather warning for heavy rain, damaging winds says today's paper- they were right. Sydneysiders have been warned to brace themselves for a day of wild weather, with heavy rain forecast to strike the metropolitan area during the morning peak followed by an afternoon of damaging winds. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain and damaging winds for the Metropolitan, Hunter, Illawarra and South Coast forecast districts on Monday. Basically its raining cats and dogs!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pezoporus occidentalis

The Night Parrot or Pezoporus occidentalis has been called the “world’s most mysterious bird”. First discovered in 1845, it was rarely seen alive for most of the next hundred and seventy years, but it has been rediscovered in 2013 by Queensland naturalist John Young. Its location is a closely guarded secret to keep flocks of 'twitchers' away. This is an entrance to the Australian Museum old school building on William St.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Spring plantings

Some new plants in Hyde Park, look like decorative cabbages.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Post Office Clock

Some blue sky amongst the rain.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rainy Sydney August

It is cold wet and rainy in Sydney. Bring on spring. Crossing on Elizabeth St.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Korean Culture in Sydney

A Korean cultural centre on Elizabeth Street.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bondi versus Manly

There are two really famous beaches in Sydney. Bondi is in The Eastern Suburbs and Manly on the Northern Beaches. A newspaper today had a article comparing them as the big City to Surf race is on this Sunday. Here is a link SMH article here If you read the article and click on an internal link it takes you to an old blog of mine, about an unfortunate Manly sculpture.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Commercial Travellers stay here

Right in the heart of Sydney, in Martin Place.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Red Fast Car

An E-type jag on Elizabeth Street.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Garden Island crane

Snap Jim. Went for a walk on Sunday and took this photo. (I wasn't going to post it until I saw yours)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Pavillion in The Domain

I often walk past this hidden gem of a restaurant and think 'I must eat here one day".

Monday, August 4, 2014

No Shark Cull Rally

In the state of Western Australia there have been a few fatalities prompting the state government to allow a cull. This shark is on the steps of the opera house promoting a rally.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The chain gang

The chain dividing the lap section from the kiddy section, cold in and out 18 degrees in, 20 degrees out.

Friday, August 1, 2014


A new takeaway shop in Galeries Victoria - fresh roasted nuts, yum, honeyed almonds! For more Daily Photos on this theme click the City Daily Photo logo to the right.