Thursday, 8 March 2012

The Illustrated Man

The tattoo parlour The Illustrated Man has been a feature of the corner of Elizabeth St and Foster St, Surry Hills for as long as I can remember. Recently they have moved a few metres to the other corner of Foster St. Nice, shiny new premises.

The tiger tattoo mural on the wall of the old shop will probably disappear under re-development int he not too distant future. So here it is, for the record, and reflected in the window of the new place.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Dolls Point on Botany Bay

According to the Rockdale Council website, Dolls Point was considered uninhabitable by early Europeans. The origins of the name are unclear but legend has it that it was named for an escaped convict who took shelter in the grim landscape to hide from the authorities.

Dolls Point is the sandy part. The green land across the water is Towra Point.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Morning stroll

Ibises moved into urban areas looking for food during the prolonged drought. A whole heap set up residence in the nearby park (shown yesterday). No drought any more, but the birds seem to like their digs and intend to stay. Now they're out 'n' about checking out the 'hood!

Taken on iphone

Monday, 5 March 2012


The sun was shining this morning over Arncliffe Park as I was on my way to work; so I had to stop and capture the oh so green green-ness, a result of all the rain we've had lately.

The sun is noticeably lower in the sky and the season is changing, but it's still warm, humid and summery. Beautiful!