Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Barrenjoey Head

Barrenjoey Head from West Head iPhone 4S 28 Oct 2012 2:22pm

Around 10,000 years ago the headland was cut off from the mainland due to the rising sea level; subsequent buildup of a sand spit or tombolo reconnected the island to the mainland (a 'tied island'). It is the location of Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse, a lighthouse that was first lit in 1881. (Wikipedia)

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Lion Island from West Head lookout

Canon PowershotG12 2:02pm

West Head in Kuring-gai National Park - looking north across Broken Bay to the Central Coast. Lion Island is at the entrance to the Hawkesbury River. The island has the largest population of Little Penguins in the Sydney area. No human access is allowed. It is a breeding ground for shearwaters and free of feral foxes and cats.

iPhone4S 2:23pm

More on West Head

Monday, 29 October 2012

Aboriginal rock engravings

Excavations at an old industrial site, a coal loader, at Waverton, unearthed several Aboriginal rock engravings. Read more here

Canon PowershotG12 28 Oct 10:47am

Friday, 26 October 2012

Film set

Today I stumbed onto a film set

iPhone pictures / Picasa3 collage. Approx 2:30pm

A Tale of Two Sydneys

Top left and right: At Guildford Foodworks, in Sydney's west, a rather limited milk cabinet, and bulk containers of haloumi and fetta cheeses and natural yoghurt. At the brand new Woolworths in Wolli Creek (bottom pics), a huge selection of milks, and equally startling array of youghurts, all labelled - full cream, light; no fat, reduced fat milks, and everyday, premium, low fat, natural and kids yoghurts, "adult" desserts, custards, custrad creams and creams....then there's cheeses....and separate fridges full of flavoured milks....

Nola and I really liked Foodworks, where there were also large bags of basmati rice, fresh almonds, Turkish semolina, Lebanese Black coffee and a large selection of foodstuffs catering to the diverse, multicultural population of the area.

Taken on iPhone 7pm approx 7pm and 11pm

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Urban ship?

The swimming pool in Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills, Sydney is being re-developed. It was supposed to open for the summer season this year, which is now. I pass this site nearly every day and have been wondering when it will re-open (It is close enough to use for a lunchtime swim, and will be open year-round).

According to the Sydney City Council website  there have been delays caused by contaminated soil having to be removed from the site, underground services had to be completely replaced, and unprecedented rain last year caused delays. 
It's looking really good...the roof has been planted to create a meadow-effect. Here's a previous blog on this pool.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Windy day

It’s windy today. I was out walking and mused that it is impossible to actually photograph the wind – only its effects. So I looked for something that was a bit different to the usual paper rolling down the street, or banners fluttering. Here’s what I found. A cafe menu about to lift off.

Iphone picture 3:23pm

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Hayden Orpheum, Cremorne

Beautifully restored 1935 art deco picture palace. More here

 Later I saw similar colours at sunset