Category Archives: Travel

Barangaroo Reserve to Circular Quay

From the centre of Sydney one is within walking distance from the harbour.  Barangaroo Reserve, the once industrialised and degraded land has been reconstructed with local sandstones and planted with Australian natives. Part of the trade off for this development … Continue reading

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Remembering Stonehenge, London and thereabouts with my Sony Cyber-shot

In response to Derrick Knight‘s post I dug up some photos I sent to friends by email while I was in London for a month in August/September 2013.  All my photos are locked up in an old computer and these … Continue reading

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The Three Million Dollar Library

On Sunday Ben, Ang and I went to Double Bay by ferry.  Ben was treating us to lunch at the famous 21 and afterwards we visited Wollahra Library at the top of a mall. When I saw the large letters … Continue reading

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Inside and Outside the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 1/1/17

Sydney was quiet after the fireworks on New Year’s Eve so my friend Lucy and I headed for The Rocks to visit the MCA.  Outside along the shore was the ubiquitous cruise ship, dwarfing the Harbour Bridge.  A guitarist entertained … Continue reading

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“So I Just Took Some Photographs”

Crippled with a bad back and not being able to sit for long or toil in my orchard, I stole a page from Derrick and took some photographs.  Walking around my neighbourhood yesterday, I snapped some pics with my iPhone … Continue reading

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Watson Bay to South Head, Sydney

If you arrive in Sydney by ship, you would have passed two headlands aptly named North Head and South Head.  Today my friends and I took a ferry north of the Harbour into the city and from there, another ferry … Continue reading

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Tall Ship and Kirribilli House

Coming home on the ferry I took this picture of the tall ship with the Prime Minister’s official residence in the background (on the right).  However, our PM is not living there; he has his own fifty million dollar mansion … Continue reading

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A Post I Loved

If one can have such a thing, this is my favourite post but I should be using the past tense:  it was my favourite post.  Last Friday, when I crossed the railway bridge at the Flemington produce market, Ang pointed … Continue reading

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Dogs on Leash at the Beach

My friends Baz and Di took me to Balmoral Beach at 7:30 a.m. but it was already 25ºC and felt like midday (except it was 33ºC at midday and kept climbing).  Balmoral is my favourite beach in Sydney and that … Continue reading

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Still Friends at Wendy Whiteley’s Garden

Yesterday five friends and I got together despite it being taboo.  It was the third day of Chinese New Year and according to popular superstition, one should stay home or risk disputes and arguments. Being contrary, I ignored the soothsayers and … Continue reading

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Five Days in Adelaide, South Australia

Last week I celebrated my friend Pauline’s big birthday by taking her to the four day National Play Festival.  We attended half a dozen readings and ate a lot before, after and in between performances. Adelaide is a small, quiet … Continue reading

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Drugs and Money

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Leaving My Orchard Behind

(from my Blog 30 days in Istanbul) When I leave for Istanbul, I must leave my trees behind.  More then that, I will leave the fish in their pond and the worms in their farms to fend for themselves.  They … Continue reading

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