In the perfume section of David Jones department store.
Thursday, June 23, 2005
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.
Monday, June 20, 2005
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 ..
Chinese gardens, Darling Harbour
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.
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.