Friday, January 31, 2014

Sun on wheatfields

The sun was baking this dry landscape this day. Over 40 degrees at the time just outside of Gundagai.

The long dusty road

Entrance to a merino stud, merinos are a sheep breed, introduced into the colony by Macarthur in the 1790s.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cinema Paridiso

The old picture show theater in Harden

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Rural supplies

The lifeblood of stores for farmers. Own a farm - never out of the rural supplies store. Own a house = never out of the hardware store. This store is off the main street in Harden.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mechanics Institute Harden

A magnificent old building.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Wheat silo

In Harden is this imposing wheat silo.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Royal Hotel Harden

Has dish but needs a lick of paint.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Young rail station

The cherry capital has a beautiful station, now sadly closed.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Young Railway Station

Opened in 1885 on the Blayney to Demondrille line.It is 440 rail kilometres from Sydney. It it now closed. Young Station has a size which befits its status as a major town. The yard featured a wool platform (at the Harden end), as well as a goods platform and shed at the Cowra end. Next to the station were the houses for the stationmaster, porter and level-crossing gatekeeper.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The wide open road

Road to Harden from Yass.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Old homestead

On the Wombat to Harden road was this old rundown shack.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Harden Railway Station

Test Am heading out to the country this week, hopefully the weather will be below 40 degrees. Here is the start of my trip at Harden. About 5 hours drive south of Sydney. Just before sunrise.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bayview Yacht Club

Classic 1950s building on Pittwater.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Best breakfast in Sydney

Rendezvous Cafe in chic Avalon does a superb breakfast and very good coffee. It is because they have a professional chef in a fully equipped kitchen and dedicated trained baristas. The waiters are always friendly and attentive ... and they have the papers (a must for me).

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Gymea Lily seeds

Wow these were blocking the pathway at Avalon Golf Club.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Museum of Sydney Square

The light inspired me to take this well photographed spot.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Moscow Circus

Wonder if it actuaaly comes from Moscow, here at Warriewood.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mosaic Map

In the Bayview yacht club foyer is this map of Pittwater.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kiddies corner at Palm Beach

A nice tranquil spot for a swim.

Yamaha dune buggy

Great for a fast rescue on this long beach.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Barrenjoey Headland burnt

The headland was ravaged by a severe bushfire last November, no one was injured and they save the lighthouse.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Manly Surf School at Palm Beach

These surfing lessons are very popular, they use soft boards.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Le Club

Setting up for a party at the Pacific Club Palm Beach

Friday, January 10, 2014

Street crossing

Typical Sydneyites crossing the street.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sailing in Pittwater

Near Church Point was this junior sailor.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bird on a branch

Easy to tell what sort of bird this is- my favourite bird - except when they swoop and take my sausages.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Christmas sales in Sydney

Pitt Street Mall - home of the sale.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sydney traffic jam

A typical Sydney CBD corner, Castlereagh and Park St.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Dancing in the street

At the Avalon Market Day last November.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Getting into Sydney Grammar

The entrance fence to this Greater Public School on College Street.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Best fireworks ever!

Every year our mayor says the display is the best ever. This year the display of electronic devices recording the fireworks was 'the best ever'. Sadly I take very bad fireworks photos, so I take pics of the crowd instead.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Diving into the New Year

This is me, diving into the pool at Avalon Beach. Summer days are beautiful and over these summer holidays I plan to start each day with a swim.