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Monday, 6 October 2008

Best Shot Monday: The Sydney Trip



Was this my Best Shot from the Sydney trip?

I loved the textures of these whale skeletons enclosed in perspex bodies. They hang over the escalator at Cockle Wharf: Darling Harbour.

The whole Darling Harbour area is a kaleidescope of curves and lines, textures and angles. I went over with my camera for an hour but as usual was not able to capture what I saw in my mind's eye.

Here's a shot which I, strangely, love. I like all the diagonal lines and lines at right angles. I also like the warning against over priced fashion labels which accost you as you get onto the train.

And what about these?


A selection of the fine materials available to the most aggressive shopper at the Picton Library Book Sale ( $5.00 to fill a bag). I acquired a book on ocean racing for Himself, several audio books for the car and a manual on Self Defence for Women for the Baby Angel. Well you never know...
I did not purchase Tropical Tempest or Winter at Whitecliff.

Back in Sydney:

A shot taken standing below the monorail station on the bridge at Darling Harbour with Centrepoint on the skyline.


Further out into the suburbs and the sub-tropical climate gives rise to these fantastic rain forest style plants, growing wild by the path where we walked the dog. I think they're called 'Elephant Ears'.
I don't know why this caught my eye; apparently it happens frequently, according to Himself. The wide variety of brands of 'liquid amber' cooling wildly on their way to your glass cause the whole tap and line system to freeze up with condensation. I must have seen it in pubs before but perhaps I was too busy to notice. Maybe I noticed this because I was on holiday and because it was a delightful 30C+ outside?

Or perhaps the best shot is this one.
Or this one, if we could lose the 'tuckshop' arms....

Good friends. Great holiday.

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13 comments:

Brittany said...

Oh man, woman! You have a great group of photos, there! I can't choose one. I really love them all!

Blueberry said...

oh what fun pictures you took! you must have had a wonderful time. :)

HipMomma said...

I've been commenting all over about how I'm loving words in picture shots lately. So, I love that shot of the step. Lots seem to be posting one today.
Glad you had a nice trip. Back to the daily grind?

Megan said...

what fabulous trip!

Jen said...

Looks like you had a great trip. Welcome back and great photos.

Never That Easy said...

I'm not sure what a tuckshop arm is, but I'm glad you had a good time. That first shot is so intriguing, and it took me a while to figure out exactly what it was, which I love.

kim said...

what a fun trip. I don't think I've ever seen an ice covered tapper before.

A Free Man said...

But did you get Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly? Sounds, um, imperial.

Kimberly said...

What an eclectic group of photos. Love the humor and leading lines of the "Gap" photo.

Arizaphale said...

'Tuckshop arms' are fat, middle aged lady arms :-(

Golightly said...

What a great set of photos! A wonderful trip! I love the whales, we go to the aquarium here and I recently took a picture of the life-sized whale hanging - but it not half as cool as yours.

justjessie said...

Those were all great shots. I think the whale skeletons might be the coolest, though.
I'm glad it looks like you had such a nice holiday. I loved your bestie's post about your karaoke night, too. I laughed my head off!

Maggie said...

I love them all! It looks like a great trip...hopefully some day I can make a trip to Sydney too!