Thursday, 31 December 2009

Laneways by George - Forgotten Songs


The birdcalls of some of the birds that once inhabited Angel Place, the site of this installation.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Keeping Cool


Oh to be young enough to get away with this. Kids cooling off during one of the stinking hot days a week or so ago.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

David Jones Windows (1)


Visiting the decorated windows of one of Sydney's major department stores (DJs) is a Christmas tradition. I thought they were quite good this year.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

All the Bad Things


Gotta love this time of year. (Centre right isn't wine, by the way, its olive oil.)

Monday, 21 December 2009

Belated Happy Hanukkah


This is the photo I should have used for Skywatch last Friday but I'm not that organised. Belated Happy Hanukkah to Dina in Jerusalem and my other Jewish friends.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Christmas Shopping


One of the best places to (window) shop is David Jones' food hall. One day I might indulge myself. Shelves of Christmas puddings.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Sky Watch Friday


Martin Place with Christmas banners.

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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Christmas Lights (10)


The Mitchell Wing of the State Library. This one was my favourite - the columns looked like green silk.



Saturday, 12 December 2009

Christmas Lights (6)


Now we'll wander down Macquarie Street. Here is a detail from the Barracks Museum. Below is the complete frontage, again exhibiting my tripod and camera slippage problems.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Christmas Lights (5)


St Mary's Cathedral glows against the night sky. I particularly like the Moorish theme used for the Cathedral lighting.

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Monday, 7 December 2009

Christmas Lights (1)


On Saturday night Julie of Sydney Eye and I went and had a look at Sydney City Council's Christmas lights. Over the next few days, in no particular order, I'll bring you the Town Hall's 12 Days of Sydney Christmas (or most of them, I may have missed one).

Here's what the Council has to say about it - Each night from the 26 November, images evoking the 12 Days of Sydney Christmas will be projected onto Sydney Town Hall, transforming it into a canvas depicting a truly Australian Christmas and providing locals and visitors with a spectacular free show.


The 12 Days of Sydney Christmas projections are:
12 Wattle Blossoms
11 Flying Foxes
10 Kookaburras
9 Blue Bottles
8 Lots of Different Cultures
7 Yachts are Sailing
6 Blue Tongue Lizards
5 Plenty of Parks
4 King Parrots
3 Bottle Brushes
2 Old Echidnas
And a Pink Galah in a gum tree.

Unfortunately it seems that have trouble keeping the shot straight when I've got the camera in portrait mode on the tripod.