Friday, 30 April 2010

Harbour Bridge at Dawes Point Park

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

Old Childrens Hospital

This modern apartment complex is very attractive - I like it a lot. It is on the site of the old Children's Hospital at Camperdown / Forest Lodge.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Anzac Day - Lest We Forget

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

Cleaning the pond

In Scarborough Park, Monterey, these fellas cleared out accumulated debris before they launched their model boats.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Fog, Arncliffe Park

Yesterday morning's fog - looking east towards the sun (through the tree branches) over Arncliffe Park.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Foggy Morning

We woke to a fog this morning - not unusual in autumn. Then, it cleared to a beautiful, sunny 26 degree day. Here's the view through my windscreen as I left for work. Tomorrow - what I snapped when I got out of the car.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Office building after dark

Thankyou to everyone who wished me a happy blogiversary for yesterday. I wish I had time to respond to everyone individually, but at this stage of my being, it's enough just to be able to keep up posting.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Sydney Daily Photo's 4th birthday

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 Here's a selection of unpublished pics featuring my favourite activity and environment.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.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Another uncommon sight

These "New York style" fire escapes are exceptionally rare in Sydney. This one is in Chalmers Lane, Surry Hills.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

An uncommon sight

Now that mobile phones are ubiquitous, it's pretty unusual to see a young person using a public phone. Some may say even rarer to see one in working order!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Rainbow lorikeets

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.

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

Woronora River Bridge

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.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay

Hyams Beach is about two and a half hours south of Sydney, on beautiful Jervis Bay. It is surrounded by national park, and the bay is a marine park. The beach, reputedly has some of the whitest sand in the world.

Monday, 5 April 2010

The never-ending search

The never-ending search for the south coast's best coffee continues. The ladies at the Broulee Surf Club cafe, Zippo's come pretty close...

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Before the deluge - Rosedale

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

Follow the white line

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.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

The Speaker's Chair

The former speaker's chair from the old House of Representatives.