Monday, June 27, 2005

Downtown glamour


dj2, originally uploaded by sydneyphoto.

In the perfume section of David Jones department store.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Balmoral beach


Balmoral beach, originally uploaded by jiulong.

On a quiet Wednesday lunchtime. It's usually busy at the weekend, especially in summer.

Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral


Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral, originally uploaded by jiulong.

This is where we went for lunch yesterday (Wed 22 June). One of Sydney's most well known eating places. On the north shore.

Balmoral dining


Balmoral dining, originally uploaded by jiulong.

This is inside the famous dining room of the Bather's Pavilion. I'd never go there as it is way too pricey. But thanks to the Meat and Livestock Marketing Board we had a good feed. Had to listen to their nutritionists spiel about high protein diets, though.

Balmoral palm shadows


Balmoral palm shadows, originally uploaded by jiulong.

At the the end of the shortest day of the year, as the sun was getting low in the sky at 3-is and we returned after a long lunch, stuffed.

Balmoral beach


Balmoral pylon 2, originally uploaded by jiulong.

A Darling Harbour busker


Darling Harbour busker 2, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Can yopu spot Andrew and Paul sitting down somewhere?

Darling Harbour busker


Darling Harbour busker, originally uploaded by jiulong.

He had a whip he was cracking to take off the koala's head.

Darling Harbour crowd


Darling Harbour crowd, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Watching the busker.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Chinese Garden, Darling Harbour

teahouse
On Sunday I took the boys down to Darling Harbour in the winter sun, and popped into the Chinese gardens there. Not very authentic because they are too clean, tranquil and sunny! A real Chinese garden would be dirty, hidden under industrial smog and full of tour groups following a leader with a megaphone and all wearing identiacl baseball caps. The ponds would be full of discarded coke cans and cigarette butts ... oh, I won"t go on. Just enjoy ..

tree shdow, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Chinese gardens, Darling Harbour

Rose and shadow


tree shdow2, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Light through the window


window tree, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Chinese gardens, Darling Harbour

Bamboo, Chinese Friendship Gardens, Darling Harbour, Sydney


bamboo curve, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.


bamboo light

Chinese gardens, Darling Harbour.


bonsai, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

View from the teahouse balcony


balcony paul, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.


chairs paul

Hello carp


goldfish, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Aren't they supposed to be long lived?

The Lion and the Dragon


decor, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

No kangaroos in China, you see. Looks like they're nuking Japan.

More lillies


lillies, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Forecourt of Friendship Garden


forecourt, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Hole in the wall gang


circle boys, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.


pagoda
Mini pagoda.

Circle boy


hole andrew, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Friendship Garden


sign, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Or Youyuan in Chinese [it's writen backwards].

The Lion King


lion paul, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

aka Paul.

Paul is a natural climber ...


climbing paul, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Will and does climb up anything, especially trees, furniture, dad. So I thought I would let him try the real thing at Darling Harboour. He loved it, couldn't get him off the thing ...

Didn't he do well ...


climb side, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Darling Harbour in wiinter.


upside down, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Andrew portrait.


andrew v, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

With Leica IIIa and Elmar 35mm lens.

Thumbs up


paul thumb, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

On the sunny side of the house


bed andrew, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Andrew and Paul's bedroom. Where they build their "bunkers" while playing war.

Eat your dinner, Andrew


dinner andrew, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Rice again? Why do we have rice every day???? [Because your mum is Chinese, that's why].

Saturday morning in the kitchen


kitchen3, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Testing my new Leica IIIa Elmar 35mm lens ...


fat me, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Another Paul shot, this time with my new "wide angle" lens, all the way from sunny Germany. It was made in 1937 or somthing, and looks to be still performing as well as the camera. Until now I've been using a 50mm Summar on this camera, which is nice but a bit soft.

A Redfern pub


Redfern pub, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Feeling thirsty? It's a riot in there sometimes. And outside too.


terrace

The hospital and the graveyard


graveyard1, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

This is Gore Hill cemetery, right next door to the North Shore Hospital. Is it for their mistakes? It's actually a national monument or something. An untidy place, but not that morbid, I thought.

Gore Hill Cemetery


graveyard12, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Just up the road from my office, along Pacific Highway.

Sydney Central station concourse


concourse, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Sydney Central station clock


station clock, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Harbour Bridge from yet another angle


bridge side, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

An interesting angle on the Opera House from under the Harbour Bridge


underbridge, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Bridge stairs, Sydney


bridge stairs, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Tunnel near Harbour Bridge.


tunnel, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Harbour Bridge climbers


bridge climbers, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

I did that once. Over-rated.

The gelato man


gelato, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

They cost $3 - what a rip off. Nice mint choc chip flavour though.

Observatory Park in winter


observatory6, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Taken with a Leica Summar 50mm lens, stopped down, Fujic 400ASA print film.

Paul at the park


obs paul, originally uploaded by photosofsydney.

Queen's birthday weekend.