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