Tag: sydney harbour

Opera House Protest

Sydney Opera House Protest

According the The Guardian, there were hundreds. According to the ABC, there were just over a thousand. According to Fairfax, there were thousands. And according to both News Corp and Alan Jones, there were probably just a "handful". I don't know exactly how many people attended tonight's protest rally at the Sydney Opera House, but ...

The view from the thirteenth floor of the ABC building in Ultimo, Sydney

Recent Views

Though it can sometimes be cold, wet and miserable in Sydney during winter, it can also be totally awesome. And yesterday, in the midst of our visit to the NAIDOC Week Arts Festival, I took a brief walk out in the sunshine. I sat down, I closed my eyes, and just enjoyed the awesomeness of ...

Sunrise at Sydney Opera House

Sunrise at Sydney Opera House

Staycation (Day 3) started early. I woke at 4.30, and thought "I don't feel like going back to sleep", so I hopped on a bus to Circular Quay, to enjoy the sunrise, and to take some lovely photographs.

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House

It was such a beautiful night in Sydney. Early spring. No need for a jacket. Perfect.

Circular Quay, Sydney, views at dawn

Having woken early, and knowing the weather would be fine this weekend, I caught a train to Circular Quay ahead of sunrise. There weren't too many people around. Just a handful of early morning walkers, and a couple of other people with an interest in photography. When I arrived, one photographer (with a tripod) had ...

Manly Saturday

I was running late, and so I paid a few extra dollars to catch the fast ferry. With only a few people on board, I couldn't help but notice I was amongst a handful of middle aged nerdy blokes taking a close up look at one of the cruise ships at Sydney's Circular Quay. "What ...

Sydney Views

"Can you imagine what it must be like here for the New Years Eve fireworks?", I asked a colleague earlier tonight. The reality is neither of us could probably afford the view privately, so it was really lovely to be invited to a function earlier tonight, located on the thirty-first floor of Sydney's Interncontinental Hotel. ...

Sydney Harbour Cruise

Though I've been on many ferries over the 20+ years I've lived in Sydney, for the first time EVER I went on a cruise of Sydney Harbour today.  For $39, a group of friends and I (including visitors from the US), enjoyed two hours cruising the harbour. The cruise included a complimentary glass of sparkling ...

View of Sydney from the Manly Ferry

Summer in Sydney

Meet me down by the jetty landing Where the the pontoons bump and sway I see the others reading, standing As the Manly Ferry cuts its way to Circular Quay Thirty years after hearing the song "Reckless" by Australian Crawl, and in particular the line, "As the Manly Ferry cuts its way to Circular Quay" ...