"Some people told me this is a good place to take photographs", the young woman said to me with a smile. We were the only two people at the top of the circular tower at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. She was a twenty-something woman visiting from Japan, and she had her heart set on taking … Continue reading Sydney Sunrise
Fifty-three is such a “meh” birthday, and yet it was actually quite as good one, with a few highlights. Yesterday, I woke early and went out in search of an early morning “adventure”. I left the house before 6.00am, and wandered in the direction of Kings Cross. I figured an early morning breakfast in The … Continue reading Birthday Celebrations
According the The Guardian, there were hundreds. According to the ABC, there were just over a thousand. According to Fairfax, there were thousands. And according to both News Corp and Alan Jones, there were probably just a "handful of leftie, pinko, greenie commos". I don't know exactly how many people attended tonight's protest rally at … Continue reading Sydney Opera House Protest
Though it can sometimes be cold, wet and miserable in Sydney during winter, it can also be totally awesome. And yesterday, in the midst of our visit to the NAIDOC Week Arts Festival, I took a brief walk out in the sunshine. I sat down, I closed my eyes, and just enjoyed the awesomeness of … Continue reading Recent Views
Most years when my friend Sue and I visit Vivid, it's either cold, or wet, or overly crowded (or usually all three at the same time). But tonight was different: the weather was fine (in fact, warm enough to take our jackets off), and things weren't overly crowded. Cahill Expressway View of Sydney's Vivid Festival … Continue reading The higher view of Vivid in Sydney
Staycation (Day 3) started early. I woke at 4.30, and thought "I don't feel like going back to sleep", so I hopped on a bus to Circular Quay, to enjoy the sunrise, and to take some lovely photographs.
Having woken early, and knowing the weather would be fine this weekend, I caught a train to Circular Quay ahead of sunrise. There weren't too many people around. Just a handful of early morning walkers, and a couple of other people with an interest in photography. When I arrived, one photographer (with a tripod) had … Continue reading Circular Quay, Sydney, views at dawn