Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jacaranda in Sydney Uni Quad

In the main quad is a great Jacaranda, shame the sky isn't bluer.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pink Ribbon Day Sydney

This pink stall is selling items (and pink ribbons) for the charity to raise money for breast cancer.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cherry Blossom Shop

Pittwater Rd Collaroy. Lots of colourful stuff.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Occupy Sydney

In Martin Place this protest is now more of a one man band. Just like the Leo Sayer song ...

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Whale Beach North headland

The only time I have seen a whale up close was here, it was a mother and calf in the lee of the headland.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hunter Street Wall Sculpture

The P & O Wall Fountain by Tom Bass was completed in 1963. It is also known as 'The Urinal'

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Museum of Australian Currency Notes

In the Reserve Bank Building is this free museum. Recommended. The cartoon character in the window is 'Dollar Bill', used to launch the introduction of decimal currency on 14 February 1966. I still remember the jingle, can you?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Spring Flowers in Sydney

Lots of bright planter boxes around Sydney, this one is at the top of Martin Place.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Best picnic spot in Sydney

On a weekday around lunchtime the best picnic spot is around Hyde Park, get some food from the David Jones food hall and spread a blanket.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Strand Arcade at night

The best arcade in Sydney - I was up on the second floor, late at night coming out of La Rosa an Italian Restaurant.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Swim between the flags

If you visit Whale Beach for a swim always swim between the flags. It is an especially dangerous beach.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Whale Beach Kiosk

Nice low key breakfast and coffee overlooking Whale Beach. They even have newspapers.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Scary cloud

Looking over the Whale Beach pool to the East.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Whale Beach Sunday

Clubbies on patrol watching a big cloud float buy.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ride to Work Day

A beautiful spring day for this annual cycling event, here is Clover Moore the current Lord Mayor of Sydney sandwiched between some bicycle police.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Narrabeen Fire Station

On Pittwater Rd is this solid building, still in use.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Art House Hotel

Good to see old buildings put to good use.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Funky T shirts

In Galeries Victoria is this hanging globe where the continents are made entirely of T shirts. There is also an associated competition where you can win 365 T shirts. Not sure my cupboard could handle winning this prize.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Best Australian joke

This great Darlinghurst restaurant will deliver, a great tag line.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tough Mudder in Sydney

This event held about an hour north of Sydney in the Glenworth Valley allows contestants to run swim and wade through mud over a 20km course.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mitchell the explorer

A surveyor and explorer of south-eastern Australia, he was born at Craigend in Scotland on 15 June 1792. He died on 5 October 1855. He is buried at Camperdown Cemetery, Newtown. This statue is on Bridge Street.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Barack Obama in Sydney

Here is the Sydney Stock Exchange, early morning.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sydney Swans Parade 2

The local team the 'Swans' won the Australian Football League Grand Final last weekend, narrowly beating a Melbourne team the Hawthorne Hawks. Here is their welcoming parade held last Friday. More of the happy fans outside Town Hall.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sydney Swans Parade

The local team the 'Swans' won the Australian Football League Grand Final last weekend, narrowly beating a Melbourne team the Hawthorne Hawks. Here is their welcoming parade held last Friday. Some of the happy fans.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sandringham Gardens

Just off Hyde Park looking through the gate.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Jamie Oliver's Italian Restaurant Sydney

Easy to walk past and not notice this narrow fronted restaurant. Located on Pitt St towards the Quay. High recommended place to eat.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Australia Square art

In the foyer are some colourful artworks.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Inside the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Flying Foxes in Sydney

These bats are having a nap above the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Silouette Sydney

The northern headland at Avalon Beach. Part of the City Daily Photo monthly theme day for October 'Silouette'. See others here.