Sunday, 31 October 2010

Monochrome Weekend

Lodge and moreton bay fig, Camperdown Cemetery.
For more monochrome madness, visit Dragonstar's Weekend in Black and White.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Sky Watch Friday

St Stephens Anglican Church and graffiti wall in Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.
For more Sky Watch from around the world, drop in to the home of Sky Watch Friday.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Newtown - people

He sat and drank beer while his friends tried (unsuccessfully) to knock the bottle off his head with a frisbee.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Good Shot

This one was taken during a recent photo walk in Newtown organised by Rob of Lightstalking. I'm surprised and delighted to say it won Photo of the Day. Thank you Jason, Rob and Lightstalking.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Art & About - Sydney Life

Nick and Peanut in front of his favourite photograph - Dean Sewell's Sydney Dust Storm. Nick used to be homeless and now lives in the same housing commission complex as the twins in my favourite entry, featured last week.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Art & About - CAMP Stonewall

"Working with leading gay & lesbian activists and the local community, artist Annie Kennedy has created a resonant and powerful installation exploring the broader struggle for gay rights mixed with personal "coming out" stories."

Friday, 15 October 2010

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Pets in the City

I've previously introduced you to the cats of the Barracks Museum. Now meet their other pets, which live in a specially constructed house in the museum shop and, presumably, are kept well away from the cats.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Art & About - The Banner Gallery

Its strange to see someone you work with blown up this large.
The portraits in The Banner Gallery were taken by accomplished photographer and blogger, Louise Hawson, of 52 Suburbs


Monday, 11 October 2010

Art & About - Sydney Life

The Twins by Ian Darling  
This is my favourite photo from the Sydney Life exhibition which is displayed along both sides of the central walkway in Hyde Park.
The winner was Nicholas May's Australia Day, 2010 (the black and white of people sunbaking on the rocks).

Friday, 8 October 2010

Sky Watch Friday/Art & About - The Bike Bike

"Marvel at the construction of this enormous 12 metre high Penny Farthing bicycle, built from recycled bikes. Referencing our past and our future, The Bike Bike by Alasdair Nicol challenges us to think about Sydney transport, and its implications for our environment."
"The Bike Bike is a giant Penny Farthing sculpture made from pre-loved bicycles. Playing with notions of sustainability, the sculpture uses recycled and found cycles and found bicycles in such a way as to allow them to be reused after the installation period. The project draws attention to current trends towards bicycle commuting and celebrates the fact that Australia now sells more bicycles than cars each year. Set atop the grandeur of Martin Place, The Bike Bike calls to mind not only the heritage of cycling, but the evolution of Sydney's landscape and CBD development"
For more Sky Watch from around the world, drop in to the home of Sky Watch Friday.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Art & About - Sydney Statues Project (5)

Pigs might fly. Il Porcellino outside Sydney Hospital in Macquarie Street. Yes, it is a copy of the one in Florence.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Broken Hill and Lake Eyre Trip Report and Albums

I've finally got my Broken Hill and Lake Eyre photos organised and on line. Please pop over to my Travel Blog and have a look. As usual, follow the links to slideshows and albums if you wish.

Footy Fever

Its that time of year again. By now we'll know whether or not the Dragons won the grand final, played yesterday afternoon. The Dragons won. For the first time in 31 years.