Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Andrew at a Yum Cha restaurant


andrew yum cha, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Last Sunday in Burwood. It was payday - I could afford to treat everyone.

Linda at yum cha


linda yum cha, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

That's dim sim - the Chinese dumplings etc. Wonder what she's saying?

Linda's mum


popo yum cha, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Talking about the price of vegetables as usual.

Rush hour at Sydney Central


central4, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Actually it's Saturday afternoon and the train has been delayed for 40 minutes.

Central station


central12, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

It's not really 8.30 in the morning.

St James Station entrance


chateau, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Bit of gratuitous art deco neon.

Andrew playing Australian "Conkers"


conkers, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Don't know what those weird berries/nuts were. But they were hard.

St Marys Cathedral


st marys3, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

We'd just been for a swim when I took this.

St Marys Cathedral


st marys, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

That's the Catholic one. Much better than the Anglican Cathedral, which was once almost demolished to make way for a train station.

Leaves


leaves, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Well you could tell that couldn't you?

Hyde Park barracks


barracks side, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

They don't make buildings like this any more. Why not?

Hyde Park barracks


barracks, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Macquarie Street


macquarie st, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

One of the most historic streets in town. That building in the distance is Sydney Hospital, where I once spent Chrstmas with a massive abscess on my neck. 1987 if I'm not mistaken.

The Mint


mint23, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

I think this building used to be the old "gin hospital" in early colonial days.

The Mint again


mint2, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Imbetween the parliament building and the old Hyde Park barracks

Stairs opposite the Opera House


tree stairs, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Opera House from Farm Cove


opera walk, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Opera under the palm trees


palm opera, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

City and nature


sunbathers, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Botanic Gardens - right down by Farm Cove, near the waterside.

Botanic Gardens, Fleet Steps


palm stairs3, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

At this spot ...


on this spot, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

The Queen landed in 1954. Mrs MacQuarie had moved on by then.

Stairs down to Botanic Gardens


palm stairs, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

View towards Garden Island


buick, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

That's not my car.

Mrs Macquarie's seat


mrs mac2, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

A Sydney landmark since 180-something.

Be it thus recorded ...


mac seat, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Mrs Macquarie was the governor's missus who liked to sit here. So he built here a special seat.

Mrs Macquaries chair


mac1, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Shade on a sunny day


shade2, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

I like this pic. It captures the very peaceful atmosphere down at the edge of the Harbour on a weekend, despite the coachloads of tourists who flock down here. There's a nice coffee van too.

Navy tanker at Garden Island


tanker, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

On one of my Saturday walks down near the Botanic Gardens.

The view is not free


telescope, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

From the tip of the Botanic Gardens, near Mrs Macquaries seat.

Rock Opera


opera rocks, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Geddit?

An unusual angle of the Harbour Bridge.


bridge rocks, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

You can only take this when the tide is far out. I was attacked by a psycho seagull while taking this.

The bridge and the Hyatt Hotel


bridge hyatt, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

I went to a press conference there the other day. Nice hotel, boring conference.

Cadman's cottage


cadmans, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

No it's not in the country, but a preserved "historic" cottage from the early 19th century [hahahaha in England that's not historic] at Circular Quay.

Stunt bike busker


bike busker, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

I didn't give him any money. He was rubbish.

Sailors Home


sailors home, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

For when they used to have sailors and ships. It's a yuppy cafe now.

A Japanese Cruise ship


maru2, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Tokyo Maru


maru, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

It's that ship again.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

A ship


ship, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Down at Circular Quay

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Name this red flower


red flower, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

I don't know what it is. But look at the sky writing. Flower-ing [geddit?].

Reflection pool


reflection, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

At the Botanic Gardens.

Nature and architecture


wall, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

That almost rhymes. Another view snapped at the Botanic Gardens.

A nice house in the trees


tree house2, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Belongs to the park keeper at the Botanic Gardens.

An emu


emu, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

A common garden bird in Australia - they are as common as pigeons in Trafalgar Square. This one is runnning wild around the Botanic Gardens. No, really!

Captain Cook


cook, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

He's from Whitby you know. This statue was put up by the "Yorkshire Society".

Another nice house


tree house, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

In the Botanic Gardens, not far from Circular Quay.


ivy
And some nice ivy on a nearby house.

A big ship


liner2, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Some portholes


portholes, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Arty!

A Japanese liner


maru, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

At Circular Quay.

Circular Quay


circ quay, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

From some steps.