Saturday, 30 October 2010

Sans Souci Leisure centre


When I was at school we used to come here for school sport. Of course it was a "pool" then, but now it's a "leisure centre" with indoor learning pool, weights room, cardio room and a cafe with an espresso machine (thank god!) thought I'd pay a revisit today on a gorgeous sunny day to do some laps.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Rozelle markets


Adam believes in fairer funding for public schools and was there to help spread the word at Rozelle markets yesterday.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

More funding for public schools


Michelle and Mel staff a stall at Rozelle markets today, encouraging people to sign a petition and make a submission in favour of fairer funding for public schools in Australia.

For more information click here.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Art and About: Sydney Life 03



John McRae - The Young Photographer. Shot in Lidcombe at the reception of a Muslim wedding. Ahmed is photographed as he photographs his aunt's family portrait.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Art and About: Sydney Life 02



Tom Williams - The Osman Family, Southerly Storm approaching Brighton Beach.
I voted for this as my favourite. It's so dynamic, so Sydney. Beach culture meets multiculturalism.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Art and About : Sydney Life 01


Every year, as part of the Art and About exhibition (free street art in Sydney), there is a photographic exhibition in Hyde Park North. Large canvases are hung between the trees. For the next few days I will show some of my favourites.

This is by Ernest Fratczak, and titled "Based On A True Story" (a languid summer afternoon in one of Sydney's more affluent suburbs)

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Biscuit


Recently I showed the photo of the family taking their pet pony for a walk. Today I was back in Daceyville (watching son play cricket) and I met them on the footpath. The pony's name is Biscuit.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Party time with Queen Victoria


Sadly, didn't have my camera with me, so phone pic will have to suffice. Queen Victoria outside the QVB in Sydney - all dressed up & no way of getting there!
Sydney's historic statues are dressed up for Art and About.

http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/artandabout/WhatsOn/SydneyStatues/default.asp

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Burwood Post Office


Recently I was in the Inner west suburb of Burwood. The old post office (now let for commercial purposes) is a beautiful example of Victorian Italianate architecture.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Graffiti - October Theme Day


Apparently Prince Charles talks to his plants to help them grow.
Here's me in 1977 (check the flares!) at Sydney University engaged in conversation with a wall of the old Wentworth Building. Nothing grew from this conversation, and the wall no longer exists.

What other graffiti is rocking the blogosphere today? Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

The photo was taken on a Kodak Instamatic.

The following year I bought one of these in Hong Kong - one of the nicest cameras for the enthusiatic amateur ever made. It travelled the world with me several times, including 2003 when I borrowed a digital camera as well, and often accompanied by a Pentax ME - one for slides and one for film, or different ASA films. I didn't go fully digital until 2006. I still have that lovely K1000, and spare lenses and instruction manual - wish I had a case for it - it wore out.