Sunday, September 30, 2007

Looking north from Turimetta Head to Warriewood


Looking north from Turimetta Head, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Last weekend I did a little tour of the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Living in the inner west I very rarely visit the upper North Shore - only at Christmas or New Year to go camping at Palm Beach/The Basin. In early spring the weather was pretty wild and windy and I had most of the beaches to myself. I visited Turimetta Head and checked out some of the smaller beaches between Mona Vale and Avalon. Pictures are by the Leica R3 with 35mm Elmarit lens or the Contax IIa and the 50mm Sonnar.

Looking south from Turimetta Head to Narrabeen

Turimetta Head, Sydney northern beaches

View north from Turimetta Head, to Mona Vale

Avalon, Sydney


Avalon, Sydney, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Bilgola Beach


Bilgola Beach, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Avalon beach as seen from Bilgola Head (AJ Small Lookout)

South end of Avalon Beach


South end of Avalon Beach, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Overlooking Avalon beach sea pool


Overlooking Avalan beach sea pool, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Bungan beach north


Bungan beach north, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Bungan beach north cliffs


Bungan beach north cliffs, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Bungan beach, Sydney


Bungan beach, Sydney, originally uploaded by jiulong.

View over Bungan beach, Sydney


View over Bungan beach, Sydney, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Mona Vale beach rock baths


Mona Vale beach rock baths, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Mona Vale beach rock baths


Mona Vale beach rock baths, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Mona Vale beach and rock baths


Mona Vale beach and rock baths, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Last weekend I drove up to Mona Vale to have a look around - in ten years in Sydney I have seen almost nothing of the Northern Beaches. It wasn't a great day for it - a very bleak and windy grey spring day. I walked up from the golf course to a sea pool and had the whole beach to myself except for a couple of cormorants spreading their wings on a telephone line - why do they have a phone line running to an isolated rock pool like this?

Mona Vale beach rock baths


Mona Vale beach rock baths, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Mona Vale beach rock baths


Mona Vale beach rock baths, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Mona Vale beach rock baths


Mona Vale beach rock baths, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Mona Vale beach rock baths


Mona Vale beach rock baths, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Mona Vale beach rock baths


Mona Vale beach rock baths, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Mona Vale beach rock baths


Mona Vale beach rock baths, originally uploaded by jiulong.

John Whitton rail bridge, Meadowbank

Ryde road bridge, Sydney


Ryde road bridge, Sydney, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Thought I'd explore the river/harbour nearest our house. This road bridge spans the middle reaches of Parramatta river, between Rhodes and Ryde. I cross it all the time but have never seen it from the side. This is looking east [downriver].

John Whitton rail bridge, Meadowbank

Took this pic in the late afternoon at the place near my house where the bridges cross the Parramatta River - this rail bridge connects Rhodes to Meadowbank, ie Strathfield to Hornsby Line.

Gelato at Bar Italia, Leichardt 23/09/2007

Last Sunday I took the boys down to Norton St, the heart of Sydney's Italian district - to the coffee bar that started it all - Bar Italia. Still going strong and still selling great coffee and gelato.

Bessa R3 and Leitz Summaron 35mm

Gelato at Bar Italia, Leichardt 23/09/2007

Leica R3 and 50mm Summicron

Foccacia at Bar Italia, Leichardt 23/09/2007

Norton Street: Bessa R3 and Leitz Summaron 35mm

Gelato at Bar Italia, Leichardt 23/09/2007

Norton Street: Leica R3 and 50mm Summicron

Friday, September 21, 2007

Manly from the Oceanarium


Manly from the Oceanarium, originally uploaded by jiulong.

The old St Patrick's College on the horizon. Zeiss Contax IIa and 50mm Sonnar

St Ives: Cascade Track view of Sydney city centre in distance

Zeiss Contax IIa and 50mm Sonnar

Turimetta Beach, Narrabeen from Turimetta Head

Zeiss Contax IIa and 50mm Sonnar

Candy's cafe, Manly


Candy's cafe, Manly, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Zeiss Contax IIa and 21mm Biogon

View from Grotto Point, Middle Harbour, Sydney

Zeiss Contax IIa and 50mm Sonnar

Grotto Point lighthouse, Middle Harbour, Sydney

Zeiss Contax IIa and 21mm Biogon

Grotto Point lighthouse, Middle Harbour, Sydney

Zeiss Contax IIa and 21mm Biogon

Grotto Point lighthouse, Middle Harbour, Sydney

Zeiss Contax IIa and 21mm Biogon

Grotto Point lighthouse, Middle Harbour, Sydney

Zeiss Contax IIa and 21mm Biogon

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Blues Point (Warungareeyuh), Sydney.


Blues Point (Warungareeyuh), originally uploaded by jiulong.

A short walk from the harbour bridge, Blues Point is due west on the northern side and is marred by an incredibly ugly tower block designed by Austrian migrant Joseph Seidler. His brutal concrete high rise looks like a slab of bleak East Berlin dropped in to the verdant harbourside. Blow it up - now.


Leica R3 and 35mm Elmarit-R, Kodak Elite Chrome ASA100.

Blues Point (Warungareeyuh)


Blues Point (Warungareeyuh), originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R3 and 35mm Elmarit-R, Kodak Elite Chrome ASA100.

Steps at Blues Point (Warungareeyuh), Sydney.

View over to Goat Island from Blues Point (Warungareeyuh)

Leica R3 and 35mm Summicron-R, Kodak Elite Chrome ASA100.

View over to Sydney CBD from Blues Point (Warungareeyuh)

Leica R3 and 35mm Elmarit-R, Kodak Elite Chrome ASA100.

Blues Point (Warungareeyuh), Sydney.


Blues Point (Warungareeyuh), originally uploaded by jiulong.

Blues Point (Warungareeyuh), Sydney - looking south from the north shore.


Blues Point (Warungareeyuh), originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R3 and 35mm Elmarit-R, Kodak Elite Chrome ASA100

Blues Point (Warungareeyuh)


Blues Point (Warungareeyuh), originally uploaded by jiulong.

Looking over to the old navy yard at Goat Island. Leica R3 and 35mm Elmarit-R, Kodak Elite Chrome ASA100.

Bradfield Park


Bradfield Park, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R3 and 35mm Elmarit-R, Kodak Elite Chrome ASA100.

Blues Point (Warungareeyuh)


Blues Point (Warungareeyuh), originally uploaded by jiulong.

Luna Park/Milsons Point


Luna Park/Milsons Point, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R3 and 35mm Elmarit-R, Kodak Elite Chrome ASA100.

Lavender Bay (Gooweebahree) walk


Lavender Bay (Gooweebahree) walk, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R3 and 35mm Elmarit-R, Kodak Elite Chrome ASA100