Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Pittwater sunset

The sun setting on the year. Happy New Year everyone, hope 2014 is your best yet.

Monday, December 30, 2013

St Bernard with barrel

Spotted in Avalon, with brandy flask in case of emergency!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sydney New Years Eve 2014

The theme is shine! Happy shine everyone. Those speakers on the post are emergency sirens.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ink at the pool

Lots of ink on people at the beach.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Waterfront Cafe Church Point

On Pittwater - good for brunch.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Blue cattle dog resting

Waiting for his owner by the water.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas in Martin Place

A very merry Christmas to all, from rainy and cool Sydney.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Seahorse door

The old Maritime Services Building at the Quay, now the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Big red building Sydney

New X building on corner of Elizabeth and Hunter.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Water temperature Sydney

The daily surf temperature is taken by a volunteer and posted each day, today it was 23 degrees Celsius, looks above average. Beautiful. Outside temp today is 30 degrees.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sydney moving

This moving walkway is a fast way to get from The Domain carpark up the hill to Hyde Park.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bridge Climb Sydney

Inside the famous Bridge climb foyer. Have I done it. yes, but not with them.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dog on sand

Shadows lengthening on Palm Beach, Lion Island in background.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Cruisin to Palm Beach

My car parked across the road from Cranky Fins, perfect on a summer's evening with the top down. CONFESSION: This is not my car ... one day ... sighs deeply.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cranky Fins

Hip new bar at Palm Beach.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sandstone bust

An unflattering bust of NSW's first Governor, Arthur Phillip. Who explored this area in 1788.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Bus

There is a competition amongst bus drivers for the best decorated bus, everyone who boarded this one was smiling.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Phillip Park Palm Beach

Newly refurbished park, a pleasant place for a picnic.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bistro Boulevard in Avalon

Owned by a young French couple this is the best spot to eat in my home town.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Words on the step

Outside the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Slessor in Sydney

Wrote the definitive Sydney poem - Five Bells.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Map of Sydney

Nice and simple.Found in the Domain carpark.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Rainy day seagull

One of the wet days down at Circular Quay, its not always sunny in Sydney.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Literary walk at Circular Quay

George married Charmian Clift and moved to London after the war, had enough and moved with their young children to the Greek Islands, before returning to Sydney in the heady days of the 1960s. Both were beautiful writers.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rail entrance to Circular Quay Station

New barriers with the new Opal card readers installed.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Model Housing in Sydney

Inside Customs House a display of sustainable housing, here is a balsa wood model of said housing.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The masked avenger in Sydney

An unusual advertising gimmick at Wynyard. Looks like they have 'jumped the shark'.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Customs House Library

Some bright banners inside the library

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Bus window outlook rainy day

Looking out of the bus window, it has advertising on the windows which give this effect. You can see other 'Looking out' posts by clicking on the CDP link on the right.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Rainy Sydney

Sydney has had a wet spell, "The harbour city has already collected more than 150 millimetres of rain this month, the wettest since June, and is closing in on double the amount for a typical November of 83.6 millimetres." Here is the crossing at Park and George, QVB in the background.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Manly rescue monument

In the background was a group having a farewell picnic.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Manly Yacht Club

On the east side of Manly cove, a solid building.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Manly stand up paddleboards

The latest craze is S.U.P, good idea for summer?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Manly skiff

Not sure if this is a skiff? View from Manly Yacht Club.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Fountain in The Corso Manly

Lots of fun for kids, The Corso is one of the great pedestrian streets of Sydney.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Ivanhoe Hotel

One of the big 3 hotels in Manly - newly refurbished.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Morning has broken

At last, after a lot of rain a sunny morning at Newport Beach. Taken while I wait for my bus.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Brass plaque in Sydney

Footpath sign in Kings Cross. Along my usual lunch walk route on Tuesdays.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Palm Beach cafe

At the Boathouse Palm Beach, should have a Michelin hat it is that good!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Boathouse at Palm Beach

Coffee art and a superb view, a wonderful place on a sunny Sydney day, watch the seaplanes land.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Avalon Market Day 2013

Amidst rainy days on Saturday the clouds parted and there was a sunny warm day in Avalon. One of the biggest markets in Sydney. Here is Bronwyn Bishop MP, the local member for Mackellar, also the Speaker for the House of Representatives. She is buying a raffle ticket off a bikie.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Clowns in Sydney

The Moscow circus is at Warriewood in Sydney. This clown is riding atop a car.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Riders stop on red

Do you obey the traffic signals on a bike?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Big Red X building

New building on corner Hunter and Elizabeth Streets.

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Sydney Institute

What does this place do? A think tank? In Phillip St.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cactus in Sydney

Outside the Customs House building at Circular Quay.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

That old jacaranda tree

Not as good as Steffe's great series on his old tree in Sweden.