Mardi Gras / World Pride (Part Four)

“I think I’ve fallen in love with the DJ”, I said to a few people earlier today. We were seated (and dancing) at Sydney’s “Stonewall Hotel”, hours after participating in the Sydney WorldPride walk across the Harbour Bridge.

With everything from New Order’s “Blue Monday” to Man2Man’s “Male Stripper” and Dead Or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round”, the DJ was playing tracks from the 1980s that took me back to the much-loved, Brisbane gay bar, “The Terminus”.… Read the rest “Mardi Gras / World Pride (Part Four)”

Why you should get up early

If you live in Sydney, or you’re visiting Sydney, here’s why you should get up early and visit Circular Quay.

Circular Quay offers the harbour, the bridge, the Opera House and so much more.

And if you don’t especially like crowds, you can always get up early (before dawn) and head down. Aside from a few eager photographers and a handful of people exercising, there’s no one around.

“Sunsets are for crowds, sunrises are for individuals”, a friend commented.… Read the rest “Why you should get up early”

Sunday Sunrise

As I looked down Alfred Street at Milson’s Point (Sydney) yesterday, I quickly remembered how good the view of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge is from Kirribilli.

As I live on the southern side of the harbour in Sydney, it’s not something I often think about. For me, it’s always about the wonderful views from Circular Quay.

But if you cross the bridge, and walk around the harbour foreshore, there are some wonderful city views.… Read the rest “Sunday Sunrise”

Lunar New Year

“This is better than Vivid”, I said to my friend, visiting from Canberra, as we walked around the Lunar New Year Lantern Display around Sydney’s Circular Quay. “Every year”, I told her, “it rains at Vivid”, the festival of light held in Sydney. And even though it was awfully sticky tonight – we’re waking most days to be told on the radio, it’s 80% humidity in Sydney – it was still really lovely being out and about enjoying a very fine evening.… Read the rest “Lunar New Year”