Thursday, 28 February 2013

Sky Watch Friday - on Thursday

Tomorrow is Theme Day so Sky Watch is a day early.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Lunchtime, Hyde Park (2)

Don't know what all the fuss was about, all I could make out from where I was is that it had something to do with the new Blackberry.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Into the future

I always thought this old building was associated with the tramway that used to run between Arncliffe and Bexley early in the 20th century but have been unable to corroborate this. I had also hoped it would one day be restored. Unfortunately not (although admittedly it is difficult to tell what the final result of the renovations will be).

Friday, 22 February 2013

Cute and cuddly

No idea why these kids had rabbits as part of the bad but the bunnies didn't seem to mind.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Lawn cemetery

I don't really like this lawn cemetery. Its very stark and empty.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

She sells sea shells

This older grave was covered in large sea shells. I guess she loved the beach.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Weekend Reflections/My favourite building (4)

Some more of the internal features of this beautiful building.

Main entrance. Do you see the coat of arms?

Pretty sure these aren't in use but aren't they wonderful.

Side exit.

For more reflections visit James' Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 15 February 2013

My favourite building (3)

One of the meeting rooms with its painted ceiling edges, carpet bearing the waratah emblem of the State of New South Wales and woodwork.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

My favourite building (2)

Need the Ladies toilet? Go through the door next to the sign and along the walkway along one side of the open rectangle that is the centre of the building. See that white structure to the right half way along -

that's the ladies toilets. Can't remember where the men's are, possibly inside the building. Women would not have been catered for when the building was erected.

Looking back down the walkway to the door.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

My favourite building

This is 23-33 Bridge Street, a building in which I used to work and absolutely love. I was back there for a meeting recently and, over the next few days, will show you why I love it.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

What the?

While I was snapping yesterday's sand sculpture, Darth Vader and his storm troopers turned up - no idea why. Don't know about the bloke in the sunnies, James Bond perhaps? I couldn't hang around and find out as I had to get to a meeting.

Monday, 11 February 2013

The Flying Kangaroo

I came across this sand sculpture advertisement outside Customs House at Circular Quay during the week.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Sky Watch Friday

Another view from Mount Wellington in Hobart.

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Thursday, 7 February 2013


I wondered what this marker that looks like a dollar sign was. Its a Christogram consisting of the first letters of the names of Christ in the Greek alphabet. Taken at  Woronora cemetery.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Waitangi Day

Kiwi shoe polish was developed in Australia and is now part of the Sara Lee Corporation, so no connection to New Zealand there. Then I found this:

In 1906, William Ramsay had developed an unusually fine boot polish to which he gave the name ‘KIWI’. The choice of the name KIWI as a trademark was a tribute to William’s wife who was a native of New Zealand, home of the KIWI bird and New Zealand's national emblem. During Ramsay's visit to New Zealand he had noticed the quaint, wingless birds with their crisp, glossy plumage. The kiwi bird design looked good on the small round tin, and the name was easy to see and attractive to look at.

Happy Waitangi Day, Kiwis.

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Did it

This is what I wanted to do for the last theme day. Not quite right, but getting there and at least I figured out how to do it.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Monochrome Weekend

Another Port Arthur shot.

For more monochrome madness, visit Dragonstar's Weekend in Black and White. 

Friday, 1 February 2013