How fast the time goes! It is already three weeks since my Sydney meeting.
The day began very early - Lisa came before sunrise to take me to Cogee - her favourite beach. Then we had breakfast somewhere in the nice place. It was the first (and only) time that I tried Vegemite. [It is a dark brown Australian food paste made from yeast extract.
Vegemite is made from brewers' yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacturing, various vegetables, wheat and spice additives. It is salty, slightly bitter and malty, and rich in umami – similar to beef bouillon.] It was interesting experience.
Near the Queen Victoria Building we met Dawn and Gus Izurieta, Ian and Colin Fegent and Graham Maranda. Pity that Peter couldn't come. Our first stop was Queen Victoria Building, where Lisa is banned from shopping. (haha, no danger for me. I should be banned from shopping at airtickets sites :)). It is impressive beautiful building. We made photos there but I was not satisfied with mine, unfortunately. Then we went near Cathedral and Hyde Barracks. We spent there quite a lot of time observing May Day parade. For me quite funny to see Che "always living". I am interested in flowers and trees so we went to wonderful Botanic Gardens. marvelous place. Then of course near the opera, Circular Quay and finally we had delicious lunch. There we said good bye. I was not tired at all, why should I, so I took a ferry and went to see Sydney from the water side and Manly Beach. When I returned to the City it was already dark and to late to go to Harbour Bridge Pylon. I walked around the Rocks, making some night shots and near eight I was back at my hostel. It was unforgettable day, thank you all!
This photo was made from Eye Tower. One can see here the cathedral and the Archibald Fountain. On the left are Hyde Park Barracks. [Constructed by convict labour by order of Governor Lachlan Macquarie, the Barracks is one of the most familiar works of the accomplished colonial England-born, Australian architect Francis Greenway. As the principal male convict barracks in New South Wales it provided lodgings for convicts working in government employment around Sydney until its closure in mid-1848.
It has had many occupants since then. It was an Immigration Depot for single female immigrants seeking work as domestic servants and awaiting family reunion from 1848 to 1886 and also a female asylum from 1862 to 1886. From 1887 to 1979 law courts and government offices were based at the Barracks. Wiki]
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lousat (92110) 2013-05-26 0:53
Hi Malgo,the perfect pic for who suffer of vertigos like me..ehehe...but really beautiful this large view from this very high tower,spectacular details,eposure and colors,and very interesting too to read your meeting adventures on the note,i like it..Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
burraburra (1219) 2013-05-26 1:43
Wonderful POV of our city Malgo.
Nice sharpness....great color.
Excellent note said with so much feeling.
Thankyou for the photo, the note and meeting you :)
ChrisJ (114759) 2013-05-26 2:06
I've taken a similar shot from Centrepoint or the Sydney Tower as it's now known? Or have they changed the name again to Eye Tower? Seems so. Good sharpness and the imposing sandstone cathedral by Hyde Park dominates the scene. The radial pattern of the paths leading to the fountain are eye catching. Tfs!
snunney (100154) 2013-05-26 2:51
A great point of view to catch this interesting and attractive scene. Well framed and benefiting from excellent light and colours. A perfect blend of nature and architecture.
marabu61 (11059) 2013-05-26 4:32
It seems that you had a really good time down under with Lisa.
Spectacular high POV, the look down to the park is dizzying, even the cathedral is dwarfed. Beautiful greens in the park and trees.
have a good sunday
Sergiom (80830) 2013-05-26 4:54
C'est très plaisant ces réunions, surtout lorsque l'on peut profiter d'un guide qui connait très bien l'endroit au niveau photographique. Ici, le point de vue est saisissant et donne le vertige.
cargus (10273) 2013-05-26 6:43
Impressive panorama of the site. picture is well done with a perfect blend of color, brightness and contrast.
Graal (102928) 2013-05-26 9:08
fajne zdjecie z Antypodow. fajny wysoki POV mialas. Ladna architektura kosciola, troche stylem przypomina brytyjska. No i takie spotkanie - zazdroszcze...
U nas dzis bez deszczu, nawet slonko wyszlo i samoloty sportowe bzykaja nad moim domem.
PS. nie otwiera mi sie WS.