Saturday, 22 January 2011

Sydney or the bush?

A bucolic scene right at Thames Street ferry wharf (on Sydney Harbour) in Balmain.


  1. During our summer, the greenery becomes so commonplace, but now during -15 degree weather, I long for a scene such as this!!

  2. Up until the 1950s and 1960s, when people didn't know exactly what was going to happen but they launched into the activity anyhow, they always announced "OK, it is Sydney or the Bush!!"

    I don't hear the expression these days, but I wonder where it came from.

  3. It is the two extremes of anything and started by acknowledging Sydney to be urbane and sophisticated, whereas the bush was hicksville.

    You would probably get a blood nose it you used that connotation nowadsys.

  4. So beautiful! Keep up the wonderful photos. It brings hope to those all embedded in the cold winter in the northern hemisphere.