Thursday, 31 July 2008

Where do I go from here?

Honolulu is tempting....
(Seen at Christchurch airport )

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Let's get nuts

I like macadamia nuts.. in ice cream, covered with milk chocolate or honey... yum!
(Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne)

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Stairway to heaven?

Anyone coming to Sydney should do the walk from Coogee to Bondi. 6 kms of amazing coastline wiews, beautiful beaches, a cemetery, million dollar houses, and these stairs.

Si vous venez a Sydney, voici l'une de mes recommandations: longer a pieds la cote de Coogee a Bondi. 6 km avec vue sur la mer, de belles plages, un cimetiere, des maisons pour gros budget et ces escaliers .. vers le paradis?

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Love to hate you

Australia and New Zealand enjoy a love-hate relationship and here it is at its peak:

Last night in Sydney the Wallabies (Australia) got the better out of the All Blacks (New Zealand) - 34 to 19.

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Did you guess the monument?

Remember the photo on 16 July? Well, here is the answer to the question:

It was the Opera House!!

Friday, 25 July 2008

Merry Christmas!

Martin Place, Sydney

Before you ask.. yes I AM serious. In Australia some people celebrate Christmas in July. It can be pretty hot on Dec 25 on these shores, not quite many people's idea of Xmas, ie: winter, cold and snow. So, how about a Xmas when it is winter Down Under? In Sydney, it is indeed cold, in the Blue Mountains you might even get a bit of snow. They don’t go as far as putting out all the decorations around town though .. the tree is from last December.

Ce n'est pas une blague (ca m'arrive d'etre serieuse), certains australiens fetent Noel (aussi) au mois de juillet. Noel en decembre signifie pour beaucoup l'hiver, le froid, la neige, donc pourquoi pas un Noel pendant l'hiver australien, a Sydney il fait froid (certes rien a voir avce un hiver au Canada!) et peut etre un peu de neige dans les Blue Mountains?? Ceci dit les decorations restent dans le placard! (Photo prise en decembre dernier. )

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Stuck in the sand

Maheno Shipwreck, Fraser Island, Queensland

The Maheno (which means 'island' in Maori) was used as a hospital ship during WW1, then used by a shipping company as a liner between Sydney and New Zealand and later sold to a Japanese shipping company. On its voyage to a wrecking yard in Japan in 1935 it was hit by a cyclone off the coast and was then washed ashore. It is now one of the main attractions of Fraser Island.

Le Maheno (qui signifie île en maori) a été utilisé comme un navire-hôpital au cours la Premiere Guerre Mondiale, puis utilisé par une compagnie de navigation entre Sydney et la Nouvelle-Zélande et, plus tard, vendu à une société de transport japonais. Au cours de son voyage vers un chantier de démolition au Japon en 1935, il a été pris dans un cyclone au large de la côte et s’est echoue sur Fraser Island. Il est maintenant l’une des principales attraction de l’île.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Monster clouds

Lyttelton Harbour (Christchurch)

Does Nessie have a cousin on the other side of the world?? / Est-ce que Nessie a un cousin a l'autre bout du monde?

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Monday, 21 July 2008

Misty lake

Lake Rosebery, Tullah, Tasmania

Another unforgettable Tassie moment... canoeing (very) early in the morning on the lake.

Encore un grand moment tasmanien, un peu de canoe (tres) tot le matin

Sunday, 20 July 2008

The sky is the limit

Riparian Plaza (Architect: Harry Seidler), Brisbane

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Mural art

Woollomooloo, Sydney
There are kangaroos in the city :).. / Mais bien sur qu'on trouve des kangourous dans la ville :)

Friday, 18 July 2008

Down by the water

Antigua Boatsheds by the Avon, Christchurch, NZ

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Moment of Zen

Japanese Garden, Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane

Monday, 14 July 2008

French touch

Yorktown Square, Launceston, Tasmania

Today is Bastille Day, so I had to post something French!

Un petit bout de France en ce 14 juillet, profitez-bien de votre jour ferie mes chers compatriotes!

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Eternal Flame

Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Save me

Surf Life Saving Competition, Cronulla

Friday, 11 July 2008

Thursday, 10 July 2008

At my feet

Derwent River flowing through Hobart
View from Mount Wellington, Tasmania

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Monday, 7 July 2008

By night

Christchurch Cathedral

Sunday, 6 July 2008


The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

The sisters, Meenhi, Wimlah and Gunnedoo, are said to have been turned into stone to protect them from three brothers they had fallen in love with but the tribal law forbade their union. The witchdoctor died before reversing the spell.

Ces soeurs, Meenhi, Wimlah and Gunnedoo, auraient ete changees en pierre pour les proteger de pretendants d'une tribu rivale. Le sorcier aurait perdu la vie avant de pouvoir leur redonner leur apparence humaine.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

It's oh so still

Henty River, Tasmania

I travelled around Tasmania in Feb 2007, absolutely loved the place and dying to go back. This is one my favourite shots.. not even one ripple on the river. Simply breathtaking.

J'ai fait un circuit en Tasmanie en fevrier 2007, je suis tombee en amour avec cette ile et je reve d'y retourner. La photo est une de mes preferees, rien ne trouble la riviere. Epoustouflant, tout simplement.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Thursday, 3 July 2008

My Bridge

My favourite landmark in Sydney... even more beautiful in black and white.
(View from Milson's Point)