Sydney: I've snapped a few of the interesting bits with my Leica M2, Contax IIa, and more recently a Rolleiflex 3.5F and a Leica R7 SLR.
Last Sunday in Burwood. It was payday - I could afford to treat everyone.
That's dim sim - the Chinese dumplings etc. Wonder what she's saying?
Talking about the price of vegetables as usual.
Actually it's Saturday afternoon and the train has been delayed for 40 minutes.
It's not really 8.30 in the morning.
Bit of gratuitous art deco neon.
Don't know what those weird berries/nuts were. But they were hard.
We'd just been for a swim when I took this.
That's the Catholic one. Much better than the Anglican Cathedral, which was once almost demolished to make way for a train station.
Well you could tell that couldn't you?
They don't make buildings like this any more. Why not?
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.
I think this building used to be the old "gin hospital" in early colonial days.
Imbetween the parliament building and the old Hyde Park barracks
Botanic Gardens - right down by Farm Cove, near the waterside.
The Queen landed in 1954. Mrs MacQuarie had moved on by then.
That's not my car.
A Sydney landmark since 180-something.
Mrs Macquarie was the governor's missus who liked to sit here. So he built here a special seat.
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.
On one of my Saturday walks down near the Botanic Gardens.
From the tip of the Botanic Gardens, near Mrs Macquaries seat.
You can only take this when the tide is far out. I was attacked by a psycho seagull while taking this.
I went to a press conference there the other day. Nice hotel, boring conference.
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.
I didn't give him any money. He was rubbish.
For when they used to have sailors and ships. It's a yuppy cafe now.
It's that ship again.
Down at Circular Quay
I don't know what it is. But look at the sky writing. Flower-ing [geddit?].
At the Botanic Gardens.
That almost rhymes. Another view snapped at the Botanic Gardens.
Belongs to the park keeper at the Botanic Gardens.
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!
He's from Whitby you know. This statue was put up by the "Yorkshire Society".
In the Botanic Gardens, not far from Circular Quay.
At Circular Quay.
From some steps.