Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday - the big day across the water.

Manly Ferry at the wharf

I was hoping to head out to the Blue Mountains today to do a bit of a walk and unwind from the stress of daily deadlines. But Cityrail decided they would do trackwork on that line so I headed off instead to Manly yet again.

It's nice to get up early and see the early morning sun rays around the harbour - so much nice than the harsh glare at midday. There was yet another cruise lilner at Circular Quay as I boarded the Manly ferry:

Cruise liner at Circular Quay

I did the walk all around North harour and up to Dobroyd Point where you get this view of Crater Cove:

Crater Cove, Sydney

Crater Cove, Sydney

And then down the other side to the delightful beach at Clontarf, and a bus back into the city via neutral bay.

Spit Bridge

I must admit I was feeling rather thirsty by this point, so I stoppd off at the Rocks for a pint at the usual pub in the 'heritage' area of Argyle Place:

Argyle Place, The Rocks

I should add that I took a few more pictures with my LSM Leicas - the IIIg and a Bess R with a canon 28mm lens on it. Will post them when they're developed.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Some more random pictures of Sydney - mostly with a Leica R7

A hill at Homebush Olympic Park
Homebush Olympic Park hill

Arty picture of Bondi Icebergs pool
Bondi Icebergs.

William St, Sydney
William St, Sydney

Town Hall station, Sydney
Town Hall station

Fleet base, Sydney
Garden Island crane

Fleet base, Sydney
RAN fleet base

I see a ship in the harbour
Tanker off Kirribilli

Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Botanic Gardens

Saturday, February 21, 2009

More pictures from a dismal Sydney summer

Dismal weather on Macquarie St;
Dismal weather on Macquarie St

Dismal weather on Macquarie St

Conservatorium of Music:
Dismal weather at the Conservatorium

Botanic Gardens reflections:
Reflection in Botanic Gardens

Duck and ibis:
Ibis and Dick - could be a pub

Botanic Gardens lillies:
Lillies in the rain - could be a Debussy concerto

Botanic Gardens lilly pond:
Lilly Pond and obelisk

Bondi Speedos cafe breakfast:
Bondi Speedos breakfast

Speedos again

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Linda surviving the heat on Sydney's hottest day.

Linda on the hottest day, Milsons Point

Sunday 8th Feb was the hottest day of the year in Sydney. Temperatures were up in the 40s in the west of Sydney so we headed down to the harbour and spent a lazy afternoon lolling round the pool at Milsons Point and sitting in the shade at the market. It was a lovely day out - and when we got back we heard that others hadn't enjoyed the heat at all - we got the first news of the unfolding horror of the Victorian bushfires.

Escaping the heat, Olympic pool, Milsons Point

Olympic pool, Milsons Point


Olympic pool, Milsons Point, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R7 and 28-70mm Vario Elmar

Escaping the heat, Olympic pool, Milsons Point

Leica R7 and 35mm Elmarit-R

Escaping the heat, Olympic pool, Milsons Point

Leica R7 and 35mm Elmarit-R

Escaping the heat, Olympic pool, Milsons Point

Leica R7 and 35mm Elmarit-R

Escaping the heat, Olympic pool, Milsons Point

Leica R7 and 35mm Elmarit-R

The hottest day: Olympic pool, Milsons Point

Leica R7 and 35mm Elmarit-R

Milsons Point


Milsons Point, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R7 and 28-70mm Vario-Elmar

Milsons Point


Milsons Point, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R7 and 28-70mm Vario-Elmar

The hottest day: Milsons Point


The hottest day: Milsons Point, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Leica R7 and Summicron 50mm

Australian Catholic University, Strathfield

Next to Paul's school .

Leica R7 and 35mm Elmarit

Manly on the hottest day of the year

Argyle St, the Rocks - steps up to the pub!


Argyle St and the Cut, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Zeiss Contax IIa Sonnar 50mm

Manly Paul Leica Elmar 50/2.8


Manly Paul Leica Elmar 50/2.8, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly ferry by Leica/Elmar 50/2.8


Manly ferry Erjie Elmar 50/2.8, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly Paul Elmar 50/2.8


Manly Paul Elmar 50/2.8, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly Paul Elmar 50/2.8


Manly Paul Elmar 50/2.8, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Manly by Elmar 50/2.8


Manly Elmar 50/2.8, originally uploaded by jiulong.