Friday, 29 January 2010

Skywatch Friday


The cool change finally hits after a 40 degree C day.

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Thursday, 28 January 2010

Sydney Festival - The Famous Spiegeltent - interior


Sekou Keita Quintet

Spiegeltents are hand-hewn pavilions used as travelling dance halls, bars and entertainment salons since they were created in the early 20th century. There are only a handful of these unique and legendary ‘tents of mirrors' left in the world today. Built of wood, mirrors, canvas, leaded glass and detailed in velvet and brocade, each has its own personality and style.


Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Sydney Festival - The Famous Spiegeltent - exterior


The most beautiful of the last remaining Belgian Spiegeltents, The Famous Spiegeltent, was built in 1920 by master craftsmen Oscar Mols Dom and Loius Goor. This Grande Dame has spent her lifetime at the bequest of festivals and fairgrounds throughout Europe and beyond, playing host to the world's greatest cabaret artists, musicians and circus burlesque performers.



Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Straya Day


We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands on earth we come
We share a dream and sing with one voice:
I am, you are, we are Australian.
(chorus, I am Australian, Woodley/Newton)

HAPPY STRAYA DAY MATE!

Monday, 25 January 2010

What the?




Another one of those intriguing posters which turned out to be advertising nothing more interesting than a buy and sell website.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Passengers


Most passengers were Australians but there was a smattering of foreign tourists on board.


Tuesday, 19 January 2010

River People


The Last Riverboat Postman not only delivers mail to people along the river but also groceries to cafes and camps on the various islands.



Monday, 18 January 2010

Last Riverboat Postman


Captain Len
The Last Riverboat Postman is a little wooden ferry that still plies the Hawkesbury River delivering mail and groceries to people who live on the islands along the river. Its a lovely way to spend a few hours, which is exactly what Julie from Sydney Eye and myself did a couple of weeks back.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Sky Watch Friday - Once in a Blue Moon


New Years Eve. A blue moon is the "extra" full moon in years that have thirteen full moons.
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