Monday, March 31, 2014

Street fountain

At Taylors Square. (near the old Gilligan's Island)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Beechworth Bakery

Just celebrating its 30th year, gotta try the Snicker-doodles.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Lonely telephone box

Telstra. Still servicing the bush, at Jugiong.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Kanga Bangers

yep, roo sausages. Tasty.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Main Street of Yackandandah

A parade after a big rain storm.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The man from Yackandandah

The first sight as I pulled into town was this smartly dressed rider.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Today on my road trip I have arrived at the exotically named town of Yackandandah or simply Yack to the locals. An old gold town that is beautifully preserved.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Great Australian Ute

Time for a road trip south of Sydney. Today I am heading off down the Hume Highway for a 8 hour drive, first stop is Yass after 4 hours. Here in the main street is the quintessential Aussie car - a Holden ute or utility. Note the red dust on the back and the roo bar on the front.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Maltese Cafe

310 Crown St is this long time cafe since 1952. There is a large Maltese community in Sydney.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sydney Liquor

Brighton Hotel on Oxford

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sydney Corner Pub

The Pub or Public House is a Sydney institution. Go inside and order a 'Schooner' (425ml) or 'Middy'(285ml) of 'New' (a popular lager style beer).

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Emden's gun

In Hyde Park is this captured gun. I have just finished a book about this historic event in Australian history. First Victory By Mike Carlton, a compelling read. To read more about the Battle of Cocos click here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Foyer of Synagogue

The Great Synagogue on Elizabeth St Sydney

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dancing around the maypole

Clubbies erecting the tent.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Surf rescue at Palm Beach

This is known as a rubber ducky, and is fast and great for rescues. In the background is the Palm Beach pavilion.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Dead Bluebottle

These nasty stingers are sometimes blown in onto Sydney's beaches. Elsewhere in the world it is known as the "Portuguese Man o War".

First Aid

Remove any tentacles. Wash the site of the sting with lots of seawater.

Immerse the victims site of the sting in tolerably hot water. NOT vinegar.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Autumn on the beach.

Last Sunday at Palm Beach the water was 23 degrees centigrade and crystal. Late summer/ early autumn can be the best time on Sydney's beaches.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Pumice on beach

Rocks that float are still on Sydney northern beaches. They are pumice stones - from the largest pumice raft seen in the past 50 years after an underwater volcano erupted off New Zealand in July 2012 form the Havre Seamount, I first noticed them late last year. This one is a Palm Beach. The New Zealand eruption formed a 20,000 sq km raft that eventually spread about 4 million sq km as it broke up. Amazing.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Best reflection

This is a reflection in the Archibald Fountain, flipped for easier viewing.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Church reflection

Early morning Archibald Fountain with St Marys windows getting the morning sun.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Autumn in Sydney

The plane trees in Hyde Park are turning. Spires of St Marys in background.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Wet Rhino

Outside the Steyne Hotel in Manly was another art rhino.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sydney Fort

Wall to lighthouse keepers cottage.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Best Ice Cream in Sydney?

A gelato van! Yum. IN St James Square off Macquarie Street.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Footprint in the sand

There are not many people on this street, must be up ahead. To view other pictures of 'People on the Street' click the City Daily Photo link to the right.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Rainy Day in Manly

This was a wet Sunday last wet.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Palm Beach Tombolo

Looking south from the lighthouse.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Barrenjoey Lighthouse Bushfire

The burnt track to the lighthouse, it makes the walk so different.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Faces on the street

Sydney at lunchtime near Town Hall and Queen Vic building. It was a gloomy day in Sydney yesterday when this photo was taken. The rain is welcome. To view other pictures of 'People on the Street' click the City Daily Photo link to the right.