Monday, May 30, 2005

Our weekend ritual.


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Go to Gloria Jeans in Strathfield. Get a flat white and two babychinos. And stare out of the window, before going on the train down town.

Andrew with a Kinder Surprise


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Another bribe to get them out of the house.

Where we off today, dad?


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Not to Scone or Wagga that's for sure. The high tech country timetable at Strathfield station.

Paul's been picking his nose again


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Trains off this weekend - trackwork, hence the railbus.

Serious reading on the train


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Circular Quay - the "toaster" walk


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A different perspective - looking towards the Opera House. The toaster refers to the appearance of the big buildings on the right.

An ibis at our table


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They are pests - at the cafe in the Botanic Gardens.

Exotic palms


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Sorry I chopped the left one off. Botanic Gardens.

Fountain of what?


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Drinking fountains at the top end of Botanic Gardens. Andrew and paul's favourites for squirting water.

Name this flower ...


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I haven't a clue - but it was in the Botanic Gardens.

Kookaburra in the CBD


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That's the Central BUsiness District to you and me. Spot the Centrepoint Tower in the background? This was at Botanic Gardens this weekend.

Kookaburra


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Do you realise how close I had to be to get this? He could almost peck my nose off!

Botanic Gardens, Sydney


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Spooky palms


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Botanic Gardens.

Bamboo in the Botanic Gardens


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The War Memorial, Hyde Park


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And the view in the opposite direction ...

At the playground near Luna Park


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And this is the view from nearby.

Town Hall station


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On Saturday morning. Not so busy then.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Steps to the Botanic Gardens


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Taken from the steps of the Opera House.

Steps


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Going up ... [you've seen these before somewhere]

Steps, Bennelong Point,


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Going down ...

Opera House from the Botanic Gardens


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A little used short cut up to the station.

Trees behind Opera House


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What more can I say?

Government House from a different angle


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It's in Botanic Gardens, near the Opera House.

Centrepoint Tower


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I'm not going to pay $35 to go up it just to take a photo. So you can have this view instead.

Circular Quay


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From the top of the lift.

Paul doing a spot of gardening


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Well at least he didn't rip the flower off this time, as he usually does.

Not bad for a six year old photographer up a tree

Taken by Paul up a tree in Burwood Park on his sixth birthday.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Watsons Bay


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On Sunday we went out to Watsons Bay for a picnic with some of Linda's friends. The old man is Ronda's dad, who is visiting from Guilin.

Chowder Bay


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This is an old naval school on the north shore, near Manly, that is being converted into a marine research station. You can now walk around it, so we did.

Chowder Bay 2


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Near the Town Hall, a few weeks ago


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Telescope near Watson's Bay


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Lighthouse, South Head


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Linda's friends Song Ayi, Ronda, Ronda's dad and the boys.