Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race


It was a beautiful, windy day for the start of the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race. In a very fast time of 5 mins from the start, supermaxi Wild Oats XI (left) was out of The Heads, followed not long after by Ragamuffin Loyal (right). The entire fleet had rounded the buoy and were headed south in 17 minutes.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Television

iphone 4S 17 Dec 2012

Back in "the day" (well and truly before my day...) people used to gather in front of electrical shop windows to watch that marvellous new-fangled gadget, the (cathode ray) television.

TV came to Australia in 1956, in time for the Mebourne Olympics. Colour arrived on 1 March, 1975. In 2012 there's a whole new world of web-integrated TV, HD, LED, LCD, SmartTV, Blue-Ray, gaming, WIFI.....

And ion the 6th floor of the Myer department store in Sydney, you can settle back on a comfy leather sofa to contemplate the cricket, and your next purchase.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Crazy tree


I can't remember what this tree is called. Any help gratefully received!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Arncliffe station


A splendid piece of Victoriana in Sydney's inner south
 Taken on iPhone 4S

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Janet and James


Taken on iPhone 4S

Two of my favourite Sydney-siders play and sing jazz together tonight.
James Valentine: radio broadcaster, musician and writer, and Janet Seidel: singer, pianist, teacher.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Theme Day - My Street


Taken on iPhone 4S 11pm
 Completley forgot about theme day, so I rushed out into the middle of my street a moment ago. It's a pretty non descript suburban street - individual cottages, some trees along the nature strip, cars parked outside house. The best thing about my street however is the corner shop....so many places have lost their all-purpose corner shops, or never had them. Feel a chocolate craving at 9pm - corner shop! Need milk for breakfast - corner shop! Forgot an ingredient for tonight's dinner - corner shop!