Sydney ... and the bush

by wandering freditor / Jul 18, 2014 /

A photoadventure around Sydney...

 

Sydney at sunset from Balls Head on the Parramatta River, alas Harry Seidler’s McMahon’s Point ’tower’ attempts to spoil the view!

Sydney at sunset from Balls Head on the Parramatta River, alas Harry Seidler’s McMahon’s Point ’tower’ attempts to spoil the view!

 

The old Finger Wharves, now theatres and shops, and beyond, the Opera House.

The old Finger Wharves, now theatres and shops, and beyond, the Opera House.

 

Sailing in Sydney

I am sailing, I am sailing …

 

Climbing the bridge, Sydney

Bridge climbers - now a multi million dollar business

 

The old General Post Office, in Martin Place, now a Westin Hotel

The old General Post Office, in Martin Place, now a Westin Hotel

 

Sydney’s first permanent Church, designed by a convict, Francis Greenway, a forger whose face is on a banknote!

Sydney’s first permanent Church, designed by a convict, Francis Greenway, a forger whose face is on a banknote!

 

The old Military Barracks from 1817, now a museum

The old Military Barracks from 1817, now a museum

 

The boar outside the Sydney Hospital - polish his snout for good health although clearly some polish a different part!!

The boar outside the Sydney Hospital - polish his snout for good health although clearly some polish a different part!! 

 

Shakespeare, Sydney

William Shakespeare - I think he probably wanted to be an Aussie and settle here in his own hamlet, you know, in that as you like it way. And where there is a Will Anne hath a way, but of course, all’s well that ends well … in Oz!

 

Sydney - State Library

The State Library where I went to see the Silent Film Festival’s ‘The Big Parade’ about WW1 the 1924 “oscar” winner, at lunchtime today

 

The Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge

 

The Sydney Harbour Bridge - The part of the bridge that marks the start of the walk over the arch

The part of the bridge that marks the start of the walk over the arch

 

The Anzac Bridge from the Fish Markets

The Anzac Bridge from the Fish Markets

 

Frenchy's restaurant, Sydney

 

Sign at Frenchy’s restaurant getting ready for Sunday brunch and the little restaurant, below. The Harbour Foreshore Historical society has taken over an old Army camp (since 1880s) when Middle Head controlled the entrance to Port Jackson with a network of hidden gun pits.

Sign at Frenchy’s restaurant getting ready for Sunday brunch and the little restaurant, above. The Harbour Foreshore Historical society has taken over an old Army camp (since 1880s) when Middle Head controlled the entrance to Port Jackson with a network of hidden gun pits.

 

The Heads, the entrance to Port Jackson - Sydney Harbour - and the Manly Ferry

The Heads, the entrance to Port Jackson - Sydney Harbour - and the Manly Ferry

 

Manly Ferry, Sydney

The Manly Ferry passes by

 

Kookaburra, Sydney

KOOKABURRA SITS IN THE OLD GUM TREE Merry, merry king of the bush is he - laugh kookaburra laugh … old Oz song

 

Old fiat, Sydney

Ciao, ciao Bambino - getting into the thing would be quite a Fiat!

 

Chowder Bay and Sydney in the background

Chowder Bay and Sydney in the background

 

Kookaburra, Sydney

Kookas everywhere

 

Shot across the bows of the Manly Ferry!

Shot across the bows of the Manly Ferry!

 

Wendy and I at Middle Head.

Wendy and I at Middle Head.

 

 

Winfred Peppinck is the Tales of the Traveling Editor for Wandering Educators

 

All photos courtesy and copyright Winfred Peppinck