Saturday, 27 February 2010

One of Sydney City Council's public swimming pools, at Cook + Philip Park. It is underground, and a popular place for city workers to stretch out before work, at lunchtime and after work. The lanes get reasonably crowded at times. As you walk along College Street there are large windows you can look through, down on the pool.

The site used to be the City Bowling Club.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Office works?

I had to laugh when I saw this stuff sitting out by the roadside in Botany. Maybe the fans were cooling the passing traffic - it was a hot day!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Moore's Wharf building, Millers Point

Moore’s Wharf building at Miller’s Point was built in the late 1830s using local sandstone and remains in operation as a base for Sydney Ports’ harbour operations.
It was the site of Sydney’s first shipment of Australian gold to England, with the clipper ‘Phoenician’ departing in 1851.

Sadly, in many respects, Sydney Harbour has finished as a working port, other than for cruise ships. All the commercial port activity has moved to Botany Bay to the south.

Monday, 22 February 2010

The answer to yesterday's question is that the blue ropes belong to the abseiling window cleaners.

I read somewhere recently that Australia's window cleaners are so renowned that they win major contracts around the world, including on that ridiculously tallest building in Dubai.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Orange - and blue

A touch of blue amongst the orange. But what is that blue doing there?

Friday, 19 February 2010

Wood and metal

Along Qantas Drive, the guard rail is anchored alternatively with metal and old railway sleepers.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Transport options

Cyclist on the bike and walking track along Alexandria Canal near Sydney Airport

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Monday, 15 February 2010

Charmaine, Wollongong

North Wollongong Beach and kiosk cafe reflected in my friend Charmaine's sunglasses. Charm is one of the most photogenic people I know! (even in close-up!!!)

Monday, 8 February 2010

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Wollongong Continental Baths

Three days ago, at the beginning of this Wollongong series, I showed sunrise over the rockpool at North Wollongong.

Immediately to the south are these free concrete pools - the "Contintental Baths" (or Central Baths). They were originally opened in 1926, and allowed for men, womwn and children to bathe together. They have been upgraded since. Read more here.

I enjoyed an early morning swim here.

Left: the rock pool is visible just to the north of the baths (the edge of which can be seen here).

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Just after sunrise - Wollongong

Looking north-west, along the clifftop of North Wollongong, where ominous clouds greet the day, and the new day's sun cast s shadows.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Sunrise, Wollongong

No, I haven't abandoned you! Just been away at a work conference, with no time to post. We were in Wollongong, so I'lll bring a few shots from there for the next few days.

Here's sunrise over the ocean, with a rock swimming pool, originally Wollongong Men's Baths, also known as North Wollongong Rock Pool, Old Men's Baths, Wollongong Baths, gentlemen's baths, the gentleman's bathing place, Clarkes Hole. It dates originally from about 1877. Read more here.

Nathalie - no I didn't win more tickets to the OzOpen - paid my own way this year, and the pic was taken not from the Tv but on my iPhone!