Friday, 30 April 2010
Here's one from the library (but not previously published), because work is so crazy busy I haven't been able to take any new photos lately. Hope to make a couple of excursions this weekend and snap some fresh stock!
Monday, 26 April 2010
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day. A day of commemoration, with marches in towns and cities throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Link to my four previous Anzac Day posts.
I don't usually go to a march or service, but this year found myself in Sydney as the march came to Hyde Park. Hre's a few snaps I took. The horse in the top left commemorates the Boer War weterans. World War One is commemorated by the flags of the units....there are no living participants left to march.
World War One interests me most, as my grandfather was at Gallipoli and the Western Front. Here's my blog about him: Percy Smith, ANZAC.
On Anzac Day, 2005 I attended the commemorations at Villers-Bretonneux and Bullecourt (pictured) in France, where services and marches are held every year.
Friday, 23 April 2010
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
April 19th is SDP's 4th birthday. Here's a selection of unpublished pics featuring my favourite activity and environment.
The posters are a selection from an exhibition I saw some time ago at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney on the history of the swimsuit. The other two are me this summer at one of my favourite Sydney places: the beach at Little Bay.
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Friday, 16 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
These beautiful rainbow lorikeets were frolicking in trees in Pitt St, Redfern in inner Sydney as I walked past. The reason for the large number was soon obvious - a nearby bird feeder. Thre is some controversy about whether it is wise to feed birds; if the benefactor moves on, the birds may struggle to find their own feed. However, these are native birds, an asset to the inner urban environment, and have benefitted in population numbers from feeding.
Monday, 12 April 2010
Sunday, 11 April 2010
In the side lane (actually a really useful walkway between the station and a main road) is this fading mural on the side of the newsagency. I'd love to see it restored. The garbage bins and stacked returns ready for pick-up find a home here.
Update: Since I took the photos above and at left, the mural has been painted over. The rather more prosaic result is below:
Saturday, 10 April 2010
The graceful Woronora Bridge in southern Sydney helps link the southern most residential area of the city, the Sutherland Shire, with the western suburbs. The Woronora River is a tributary of the Georges River. The "line" down the middle of the second photo is not a fault, but a piece of fishing line caught in the casuarina tree by the river bank.
Can you see the suspended walkway under the bridge? There are impressive views from there, which I'll go back to visit another day!
If you're interested in the engineering of this bridge, see here. It was opened in February 2001.
Friday, 9 April 2010
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Monday, 5 April 2010
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Saturday, 3 April 2010
A rainy Easter here on the South Coast. Nevertheless, the surfers are finding conditions to their liking. About 10 minutes after I took these shots this morning, the skies opened and it's been dripping ever since, with various degrees of intensity, and occasional flashes of sun.
This is looking eastwards towards the beach, over the lagoon of Saltwater Creek.
Friday, 2 April 2010
The Hume Highway just south of Sydney - heading down the south coast (by the inland route) for a few
days' Easter break.
Taken about 4:25 this afternoon, all quiet, car on cruise control at 110 kph. Speeding attracts large fines and double demerit points over the Easter weekend.