Sunday, November 30, 2014

Food truck in Sydney

This lemonade truck was at Avalon Market Day

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sydney information

Outside the Town Hall is where you go for some directions and maps.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Ugliest street in Sydney

I was visiting Melissa St Auburn last week and found that there is a problem with illegal dumping. I challenge you to find an uglier street.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Boathouse Cafe Palm Beach

As seen from the seaplane jetty

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Camel mural

The completed mural from a few days ago

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Best jogging place in Sydney

Morning sunrise on a fine spring day

Monday, November 24, 2014

Seaplane flights Palm Beach to Rose Bay

A bit windy today, maybe tomorrow

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sydney cafe with water view

My favourite cafe on a Sunday morning - Th eBoathouse, part owned by Andrew Robb Federal Minister.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

New mural

Sad to see the fairy wall gone, not sure the connection of Avalon Beach with camels but we do have a lot of sand.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Back street massage

A strange place for Reiki

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Avalon Market Day 2014

The crowds keep getting bigger on market day each year.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Old dog being held

Cool dude and dog at Avalon Market Day

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Town Hall Jacaranda

Blooms at the Town Hall.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Glenlee House

On the tracks at Glenlee looking at the impressive colonial houses left in this area about 56km to the south west of Sydney. Glenlee House was built by magistrate William Howe in 1824. It was purchased by the Macarthur Development Board in 1978 who restored it. William Howe was born in Scotland, In 1813 he joined the 1st Royal Scots Regiment as an ensign and took part in the Napoleonic wars. He left the army in 1815 and in July 1816 arrived in New South Wales as a free settler with his wife an four children. In January 1818 Lachlan Macquarie granted Howe 3000 acres which he named Glenlee.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pop art or garbage?

I thought that there was a big skip bin outside the art gallery: of course Pop Art.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Out on the tracks

Part of a work trip. Breeza NSW

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The last post

Yesterday at 11 I watched the ceremony at the Hyde Park War memorial. The ode to the fallen was read and a bugler played the last post. Some members of the Australian Army saluted as it was played.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Duncraggan Hall Auburn

On the grounds of St Josephs Hospital is this lovely building: 'Duncraggan Hall built by John Buchanan, of Scottish descent, who migrated to Sydney with his family in 1842. He eventually became a timber merchant and in 1883 bought land which was part of the Chisholm Estate at Auburn. On this land he built Duncraggan Hall, taking up residence in 1887. In 1892, however, he sold the Auburn property to the Sisters of Charity and to Duncraggan Hall they transferred St Joseph’s Hospital from Parramatta where it had been established in 1886 as St Joseph’s Consumptive Hospital.' Sisters of St Joseph website.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Condom promotion

Would you believe I walked past this and did not notice it. It was only later when I saw someone taking a pic of it that it clicked.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fools on horses

A competition of some sort.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Crowds in Martin Place

From Melbourne Cup day last Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Models at Melbourne Cup

Always an excuse to get dressed up, these models were in Martin Place where the betting company had installed a big screen.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Melbourne Cup Lunch in Sydney

Today at 3.00pm the nation stops to watch and listen to a horse race ... the Melbourne Cup. Sydney also stops beforehand to have lunch. It is a good excuse to bring out the facinators.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Shadows arcoss a church

An afternoon shot from Hyde Park

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ghost riders in the sky clouds

An old cow poke ... nup just the sky from Farm Cove looking west to Sydney's skyline.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The big smokestack

This brick chimney is at the Quarantine Station at Manly. For other landmarks click the City Daily Photo link on the left