Friday, December 31, 2010

Stairway in Customs House

I am not too sure of the meaning of the message on the treads, interesting placement.

here is the next level - just as unusual.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Campbells Warehouse

Used as a warehouse for shipping now housing upmarket restaurants in The Rocks.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Loading the liner

At the Overseas Passenger Terminal there is a great observation area where you can see all the produce being loaded for the cruise, sadly I was not going anywhere.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Overseas Passenger Terminal

This is the place to go if you are travelling by sea - the best way to enter and leave Sydney.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Seafood Kebab

At the markets on Friday nights there are plenty of food stall, I actually do not recommend the seafood kebab.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wedding at The Rocks

This certainly caught my eye in the historic 'Rocks' area of Sydney.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Christmas

Seasons Greetings from Sydney. A Christmas tree in The Rocks.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sin City

I guess it is a good a name as any for Sydney - we have had our share of crime, and there is a good museum down near the Quay. According to

"The Justice & Police Museum served as a policy station to a Court between 1856 to 1886. The museum has been restored to its 1890s character emphasising its themes of crime and punishment and law and order.

The Justice & Police Museum features a magistrates court, a recreated police charge room and remand cells. There is also a gallery of mug shots of Sydney's early criminals and a variety of weapons used during those early years. For those who like the gruesome and the marcarbe, details on notorious crimes such as the Shark Arm Murder, the Pyjama Girl Case and the Graeme Thorne Kidnapping as well as original objects gathered from an assortment of legendary bushrangers"

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sydney Opera House steps

It was early and the only people about were some joggers using the steps for their exercise.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sydney Opera House with Kangaroo Paws

The view from the Royal Botanic Gardens with some Kangaroo Paw in the foreground.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

City Skyline from Gardens 2

Another perspective across Farm Cove looking back to the city.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Inside Sydney Opera House

Plenty of raw concrete inside but tastefully lit.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

City Skyline from Gardens

Still in the Royal Botanic Gardens looking back to the skyline and Sydney Tower.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

pool reflections

This is the entry sign to the pool (see Wednesday's Post)
Weekend Reflections

Friday, December 17, 2010

Royal Botanic Gardens

The best time to walk around the gardens, I think, is morning. Here is the view to Farm Cove of one of the picnic shelters.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Royal Botanic Gardens and Farm Cove

Looking at the sea wall that bounds Farm Cove. A great walk around here to the Opera House.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Boy Charlton Pool

Named after a famous Aussie swimmer Andrew 'Boy' Charlton this pool is on Wooloomooloo Bay and has a great cafe.
Wiki says "Andrew Murray Charlton (12 August 1907 – 10 December 1975), known popularly as Boy Charlton, was an Australian freestyle swimmer of the 1920s and 1930s who won a gold medal in the 1500 m freestyle at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. He set five world records and also won a further three silver and one bronze medal in his Olympic career."

Other watery wednesday post here

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

View from Intercontinental Hotel

No I am not being paid by the ICH Group but here is the view from the Harbour side of the Intercontinental Hotel.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Intercontinental Hotel Sydney

Continuing the Oprah theme this week. This is where Oprah group is staying, it is on Macquarie Street straight up from the Opera House.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Intercontinental Hotel

Inside the hotel, where Oprah's entourage is staying, is the 'Cortile' area. It is the old treasury building where all the gold from the gold rush days was stored.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

King Parrot

One of the pair of King Parrots that visit me occasionally - I never feed them as it is not good for them.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Oprah House

Welcome to the newly renamed OPRAH House, yep Oprah Winfrey is in town and we welcome her and all her guests. This may be one of Tourism Australia's more successful strategies - better then a recent campaign with the tag line "Where the bloody hell are you?"
Part of Skywatch Friday, click here to see the other participants.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Old House

In the back streets of Wooloomooloo there is this old sandstone cottage, the bars are a clue to the rough section of town it is in.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sign changer

These little vans park anywhere they please to maintain the signs and bus stops around Sydney, sporting the Aussie Flag I think they are a French company.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sydney Harbour Bridge on dust day

Coming to work across the bridge on the day the dust storm hit Sydney.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Lunchtime Hyde Park

Believe it or not that is the end of my lunch time walk that I started on 10 November. Hyde Park is full of people relaxing on this sunny day.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

East Sydney Hotel

One of the old style pubs in the back streets off William Street. A cold beer and a counter lunch is what I feel like but did not have.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cross City Tunnel

Still in Wooloomooloo here is a modern building that houses all the CCTV for the various roads underneath us.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Under the Eastern Suburbs railway viaduct is a grafitti wall. Home of the homeless out of the weather.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas at Customs House

In front of Customs House is a fine Christmas Tree. Now it is December it is TIME to start to think about Christmas.
City Daily Photo Theme = Time
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sculpture by the sea

THis was formerly at the Sculptures by the sea near Bondi but was moved here outside the Opera House - love the blue at night.
Visit other watery wednesdays here.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Museum Of Contemporary Art

There is a great Annie Leibovich exhibition on at this musuem, queues at the weekend but well worth it - also recommend the cafe inside for lunch - book a table outside for a sunny day.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Blue Spinach

A bright coloured shop as you walk up Liverpool St in Darlinghurst.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Koi Restaurant

An interesting art work on the wall outside this Darlo restaurant on Liverpool Street.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Macdonald Lane

One of the many small laneways behind the terraces in Paddington, they used to be very useful to remove the 'nightsoil'.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Baker Gallery

plenty of Art Galleries in Paddington, this one is featuring one of my favourites subjects:Sydney Opera House.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


A charming park on Glemore Rd in Paddington, the old smokestack from the Royal Hospital for Women can be seen in the background.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


A good French restaurant down from Five Ways on Glenmore Rd in Paddington.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Paddington Reservoir

A quiet oasis along Oxford Street. Just opened in 2009 it is a quiet spot to relax even though there isa busy road a few metres away.
Part of My World Tuesday

Monday, November 22, 2010


On the Victoria Barracks side of Oxford Street is this waterpump, erected in 1868.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Three Weeds

A hotel along Oxford Street, a colourful Smiths Crisps truck offloads outside.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


The colours of the Bouganvillia against the Jacaranda caught my eye as I walked up Oxford St.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Darlinghurst Hall

A small building Darlinghurst Hall on Darlinghurst Rd - part of Notre Dame University. Used to be a Girls School built 1880.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Taylors Square

This is a jazzed up installtion in Taylor's Square along Oxford Street. Across the road from Gilligans Island.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

G A Zink

Walking up Oxford St in Darlinghurst and you come across this old-time tailors. G.A.ZINK & SONS, Its website says: Zink & Sons is Sydney's leading bespoke tailor, and has been dressing the gentlemen of Sydney since 1895.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hyde Park - Bike Track

Part of the new bike track along College Street.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hyde Park - Phone Box

On the corner of College and Oxford St is a phone booth. Not many around now and not many using them.