Friday, 31 July 2009

Outdoor lounge

SOL Square, Christchurch

Cosy outside area of a cafe/bar/restaurant whose name I forgot!

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Sails in the setting sun

It took this shot last week, forgot about it until earlier today when the sun was setting in similar fashion.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Funky chickens

Bird Textile Emporium
a cool fabric shop in Surry Hills (Cnr Cleveland / Marlborough Sts)

Monday, 27 July 2009

Coloured windows

Jane Foss Russell Building, University of Sydney

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Welcome aboard!

This is the not so fun part of my weekend getaways: getting back on the plane to Sydney. This time round it wasn't that bad... I enjoyed a bit of extra room, countless channels of entertainment and a delicious meal courtesy of Emirates and the A380!

Friday, 24 July 2009

Road trip

How I'd love to travel around Australia or
New Zealand in one of those!!!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Little house in a tree

One, or two or more, lucky kid(s) live(s) in this house! (Snapped on King Edward Parade, Devonport)

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Ferry ride

Ferry arriving at Devonport terminal.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

The other coat hanger

Not as impressive as Sydney's Harbour Bridge but I think it adds a nice touch to the Waitemata Harbour. Next time I'm in town I should do a bit of bridge climbing kiwi style!

Monday, 20 July 2009


The Sky Tower reflected in a window in the Viaduct Harbour area.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

A little bit of self-indulgence

Another Sydney Opera House photo.. I never get enough of them :)

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Ferry terminals

From Circular Quay, Sydney....

To Auckland.....

I'm in Auckland for the weekend... I didn't get here by ferry though!

Friday, 17 July 2009

Out and about in Newtown (6)

I will wrap up the series with another bookshop... Better Read than Dead... what a cool name! Having already bought a few (too many??) books at Gould's I stayed well away from it. Next time!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Out and about in Newtown (5)

Wonder what's behind those doors? If you never been to the Vanguard on King Street, take a look here. This is a pretty funky place to have dinner & listen to some good music.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Out and about in Newtown (4)

Continuing on the (King) street art theme and .. this one is the "Herald" mural, a reproduction of the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald's edition of 10 July 1992, when recession hit the country. This time round Australia hasn't been too badly affected by the GFC and hopefully we're not heading for the wall again.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Out and about in Newtown (3)

Martin Luther King mural on King Street

According to Wikipedia: it was painted by Andrew Aiken and Juilee Pryor using a donated cherry picker and $1000 worth of paint. Aiken and Pryor created this landmark " over two nights in August 1991, declaring it a "humanist protest against the sterility of postmodern art". You will find out more about this mural and street art in Newtown here, including on the tragic life story of Andrew Aiken.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Out and about in Newtown (2)

Beautiful pattern spotted on the facade of a house on Georgina Street

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Out and about in Newtown (1)

Remember Belinda Carlisle's song Heaven is a Place on Earth?? Well.. in my books, excuse the pun, this is the place: Gould's Book Arcade. The best second hand bookshop in Sydney / Australia / the Southern Hemisphere!! I'm not saying the whole world because I know a great spot in Paris :)

If like myself you are a bit of a bookworm, not allergic to dust and willing to spend a couple of hours trying to dig little gems, this is the place!!!

Friday, 10 July 2009

Working men

Footsteps in Time is the name of this sculpture group unveiled in October 2004 near the St Martins Centre, 40-50 St Georges Terrace in Perth. It commemorates the 175th Anniversary of Western Australia and symbolises the people who have built the CBD.

St Martins Centre occupies the site of the first businessman's club of WA, this public artwork recognises their involvement in significant historical moments during Perth's development.

1. Dutch exploration, discovery, mapping and naming of Swan River, 1697
2. Anglo-Celtic settlement of Swan River, 1829
3. Discovery of gold, 1885-95
4. Post World War II European immigration, 1945-55
5. The Millenium Man, 2004

Thursday, 9 July 2009

What's what?

Donaghys Hill lookout, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Tasmania

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Round House

The Round House in Fremantle was built in 1830-31 as a gaol and is the oldest building still standing in Western Australia.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Friday, 3 July 2009

Multi-coloured windows

Check out those cool windows.. and the flower pots!!
Donald Street, Lyttelton

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Bus stop

On Sunday morning I walked around Lyttelton, a cute port town not too far from Christchurch, and had a great time taking photos, sipping wild raspberry tea in a cool cafe, despaired at the sight of a closed second hand bookshop. Over the next few days, I'll take you around...

Wednesday, 1 July 2009