Friday, February 28, 2014

Lighthouse in a storm

The keeper's cottage getting its roof fixed.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bushfire regrowth

This is atop Barrenjoey headland, where a bushfire raged in October last year. Signs of green coming through.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Gay Sydney

Its Mardi Gras time this week and Sydney has been tizzed up - even the ATMs have been given a makeover.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Creative Creatures Film Festival Avalon

Last Sunday was a local film festival, lots of quirky funny short films. A beautiful afternoon on the bowling green.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Knitted trees

Keeping the trees warm in Avalon. This is becoming very popular in my suburb. I have no idea who is behind it.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

What the sign said

Welcome home you guys! Someone risked life and limb to do this.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sign between the trees

High up in the air, strung between two Norfolk Island pines was a sign, can you read what it says? Revealed tomorrow.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Last surf of the day

It was about 7.30pm and I went down the beach to have a look at the surf. This Japanese backpacker was coming out late after a surk\f.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

New Bar in Sydney

Just opened in Avalon - The Mill - a new bar. Must visit!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Growing Pineapples

So this is how they grow, at The Boathouse Palm Beach.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Watching the Waves

At Palm Beach these guardian angels are watching out for you.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sydney by Seaplane

Wish I could catch this to work.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Inside the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House

Sorry for the poor iphone image, waiting in the foyer for a great concert by Ludovico Einardi. Inside concert hall courtesy Prudence Upton.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Animals at the Opera

Waiting outside the Opera House is another rhino sculpture (see my post from a few days ago). Taronga Zoo is highlighting the plight of wild rhinos with these sculptures around Sydney.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Giveaways in Sydney

Free Hommus, just near the Free Hugs! A great Valentine present.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sydney Hilton Hotel bombing

Today is the anniversary of the bombing of Sydney by no one knows who. This memorial is outside the Hilton Hotel where it occurred. Still no answers as to who were the culprits - a very strange case. Three men died just doing their job.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fresh Sydney Morning

Always love Martin Place early on a weekday morning. This busy hub is just stirring to life.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Free Hugs In Sydney

This woman had just got a big hug (just missed it) and was having a chat to the Free Hugs man in Pitt Street Mall at lunchtime.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Entrance to Sydney Underground

Martin Place Station entrance at the top of Martin Place, this line will take you to Kings Cross and Bondi Junction. (Bus to Bondi Beach)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Commonwealth Bank Building in Martin Place.

Number 48 Martin Place now owned by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, has a beautiful terracotta and pink granite front. It was built for the Government Savings Bank of NSW and opened in 1928.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Police outside car window

Always go for the brake when you see this?

Friday, February 7, 2014

Rhinos as Art

Pitt St Mall rhino.

An initiative of Taronga Zoo.

'A huge herd of 125 wildly colourful rhino sculptures have charged into town to create a spectacular world class sculpture trail through the streets, parks and public spaces of Sydney, Dubbo and surrounds during February to April 2014 to help raise awareness of the critical plight facing rhinos through poaching and habitat loss.'

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Goulburn Court House

So surprised when I saw this in a side street, I have driven through Goulburn dozens of times and never seen this. This court house was built in 1847 and was designed by Mortimer Lewis, the Colonial Architect. This is my last stop before I return to Sydney tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Big Merino

On the southern side of Goulburn

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Droving sheep

Raising a bit of a dust cloud were this flock of sheep. Under a blazing sun.

Monday, February 3, 2014

John Gilbert Bushranger Grave

A sign above his grave.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bushranger Grave

The grave of John Gilbert near Harden.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Gallong township

A small beautiful town off the main road, has this imposing hotel.