Friday, December 18, 2015

Morning mass at St Marys

Morning mass today, the christmas trees placed in rows created a fresh smell.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

P&O Ships in the harbour

The Pacific Pearl, Pacific Jewel and Pacific Dawn escorted new sister ships Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria into Sydney Harbour today. Here are three with the HMAS Canberra docked at Wooloomooloo.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Industrial Court NSW

The Industrial Relations Commission at 47 Bridge St. This is the Macquarie St side. The NSW Industrial Relations Commission is the court which hears matters relating to the workplace. Lovely old court, sold to developers for another hotel above it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Picnikers at Hanging Rock

Look closely at these picnic people - notice anything strange? Hanging Rock is not in Sydney, but about 10 hours South. Worth a visit. It is a bit spooky.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wine country

At Pokolbin, in the Hunter region north of Sydney.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Beehive building Newcastle

The beehive building off Hunter St in Newcastle.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Kangaroos and Hot Air Balloon

Early morning in the Hunter Valley, about 2 hours drive north of Sydney.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge

The mighty Hawkesbury River is north of Sydney, it defines the northern boundary. This rail bridge was opened in 1946, replacing an earlier structure.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Historic hospital

Georges Head overlooking Sydney Harbour has a few historic buildings, this is the old hospital.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Frenchy's cafe

Truly a french cafe in Georges Head, near Mosman. Run totally by French staff, an out of the way gem.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Green foliage of the bush

Seed pods of an Australian native bush, any ideas of species?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Hidden Sydney

One of the great beach pools on the northern beaches of Sydney. This one is at Narrabeen.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Flowery fountain

Fountain in Royal Botanic Gardens. Love the border.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Astor Building Sydney

The white small apartment building is one of Sydney's first apartments. The Astor. Has a new occupant on the top floor, actor Cate Blanchett and family. 'Built in 1922, The Astor Flats, a thirteen storey reinforced concrete residential apartment building constructed in the Interwar Free Classical Style has a prestige Macquarie Street address with commanding views of the Harbour and Botanic Gardens.'NSW Environment

Friday, August 28, 2015

Grey ship on a grey morning

HMAS Cholues in Wooloomooloo Bay. HMAS Choules is a Bay Class Landing Ship Dock, based on the Royal Schelde Enforcer design. Used to be a Britsih ship but we bought it. It was formally handed to the Australian Defence Force in October 2011. ADFS Choules arrived in Western Australia in December 2011, and was commissioned as HMAS Choules on 13 December 2011. The ship is named after the late Chief Petty Officer Claude Choules. Claude Stanley Choules was an English Australian who was the last combat veteran of the First World War, and the last military witness to the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cloudy sky over harbour

Early morning sky looking east over Sydney Harbour, the island Pinchgut, from Farm Cove.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Morning has broken in Sydney

On my morning walk, panned left away from the Opera House and Bridge to the city skyline.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Winter in Sydney

Welcome back Sydney, I have missed you.

Winter is not so bad in Sydney. No ice, no snow but ... it is still cold for us softies. As everyone keeps telling me our houses are not built for the cold.

This young lady walked into a photo I was framing, that's good.

taken from my iPhone

Monday, June 1, 2015

Stylish bin with a view

New street furniture in Sydney.
I am taking a break for a while so if you do not see any new posts do not be alarmed. Best wishes to all you City Daily Photo regulars.
The theme for June is 'be stylish' to see posts of this theme click on the City Daily Photo link to the right.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lonely parking meter

All on its own, with no cars around. Early morning at Mrs Macquaries Point.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Night of lights

Vivid festival lighting up the old Customs House. Now the MCA.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vivid cruise Sydney Harbour

A night cruise is a good way to see the VIvid festival.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Vivid festival Sydney

Another spectacular Vivid lighting festival, the crowds get bigger and bigger.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sky bike path

Down by the Quay was a big crowd around this performer.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Star casino

This is the only Sydney casino at the moment although a new one is opening soon.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Eastern Suburbs Railway

Bit of a rail theme going lately, here is part of the inner suburban line above Kings Cross Station.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mount Druitt railway station

The main western line towards Sydney.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Take the A train

This is an A set on the Down Main line at Mount Druitt in Sydney's west.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Royal Botanic Gardens

early morning in the gardens, near Farm Cove. Site of the first farm in colonial Sydney.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Golden sign

The State Library of NSW holds the priceless colonial collection including the Mitchell bequest.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mel Gibson in Fury Road

Could not see Mel down there at the season launch of Mad Max.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Max Max Fury Road promotion

The new Aussie movie Mad Max is coming out, down at the Opera House this morning was a big promo for the movie. Cool breeze - hot cars.

Oldest trees in Sydney?

In the Botanic Garden is this tree, there is a sign beside it saying it is a direct decedent of trees that were here in 1816. Mmmmm. It is an Eucalyptus Tereticornis or a Forest Red Gum.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

If you get caught between the moon and Sydney city

Reflection of the moon in the Archibald fountain, early morning.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Boot camp Sydney

This group did not look too happy at sunrise today.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

St Marys Cathedral

The Roman Catholic cathedral in Sydney

Awning view

Above Pitt St Mall is this glass awning.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Photograph exhibition Sydney

Always an exhibition on at this august venue. Must drop in to this one.

Friday, May 8, 2015

The pool is closed

The Boy Charlton pool is closed for winter.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Best breakfast in Sydney

This is Bill's on Liverpool St Darlinghurst. Yep it has the best breakfast in Sydney.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fresh and clean art

The Art Gallery of New South Wales on a fresh and clean morning, all of Sydney is rejoicing for the return of the sun.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Rain sign

A new pedestrian awareness poster on King Street.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Big chipper

A massive tree going into the chipper.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sea wall at Farm Cove

April showers - very true for this month so far. More to come this weekend.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Harbour sunrise

Near the Opera House, you can tell by the rounded lamps, watching the sunrise.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sails on the horizon

Sydney Opera House against the sky.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Foggy Sydney Harbour Bridge

The fog rolls up the river sometimes, just like the Golden Gate.

Waterbird heaven

Lots of rain, cyclonic, good for the ducks in the gardens.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Avalon ANZAC Day march

The local war veterans marching on their day.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Australian Hero

Yesterday was ANZAC day, lots of remembering as it was 100 years since the first ANZAC day. Unusual for a nation to celebrate a defeat rather than a victory. Here is a statue of a real war hero: Edward 'Weary' Dunlop. It is at Benalla a great little town on the way from Sydney to Melbourne. It was his boyhood home. 'Lieutenant-Colonel E.E. ‘Weary’ Dunlop is an iconic figure in Australian memory of the Thai–Burma railway. Although only one of 106 Australian doctors captured by the Japanese and of 44 on the railway, Dunlop came to represent the self-sacrifice, courage and compassion which doctors and Australians more generally are remembered as displaying in captivity.'