Monday, August 31, 2009

Surry Hills – so many lanes!

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Love the surviving cobblestones.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Much added here

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In a Surry Hills side street.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First signs of spring

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Taken in the grounds of Sydney Boys High, Moore Park.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Moore Park Sydney

Children’s play equipment in Harbour Bridge shape.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Gymea Lily in Moore Park beside motorway

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The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at the University of Sydney offers an interesting story about this indigenous NSW plant.

The Creation story of the Gymea lily tells of a tribal warrior, Bullana. During a violent storm, Bullana and his people were trapped in a cave by a landslide. As the fittest and strongest, only Bullana was able to escape through a narrow crevice. He was determined to do all in his power to keep his people alive.

He would hunt, fish and bring water to his tribe trapped in the cave, day after day. The physical effort and weight of responsibility were enormous. Exhaustion caused him to fall into the ravine where he broke many bones, but he persisted, trying to crawl to hunt and fish and sustain his people.

In the end the effort was too much, and those in the cave were dying. Bullana finally collapsed in his beloved valley, amongst the trees and plants. His hand reached out and grasped a small plant, and as his spirit left his body, the plant grew masses of long broad leaves and the great white flowers at the centre became red with his blood.

Like many Creation stories it is an ultimately tragic tale, but it tells of strength, courage and perseverance in the face of adversity, which are essential in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Red

Saw this door in a Surry Hills street yesterday afternoon.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Park in East Redfern home unit complex

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Between South Dowling and Bourke Streets.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Highrise home units, Haymarket

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How the city has changed in recent years!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Convergence

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In George Street Sydney, Saturday.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Enter!

Staircase in Haymarket. You might let your imagination run riot and conjure up a crime fiction plot in this setting…

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Friday, August 14, 2009

More from a warm winter day in Surry Hills

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In recent years with gentrification, and enlightened local government policy, the harsh edges have been softened by private and public tree planting.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Man at work -- Haymarket

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The Haymarket area – so named because in early colonial days there was in fact a hay market – encompasses Chinatown, just to the north-west of Sydney’s Central Station.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Surry Hills July 22: 21 – back alley view

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One reason so many Surry Hills houses have metal roofs is that almost all the tile and slate roofs were destroyed in a great hail storm in 1999.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Surry Hills July 22: 20 – such a clear winter sky!

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The horror, the horror!

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Yes, it is I! Taken as a test of the webcam on my new computer.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Surry Hills July 22: 19 – doggy loo

Yes, this is for canine products, not for stray dogs that concerned citizens might bag and take home.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Surry Hills July 22 15: another time-warp in Crown Street

They don’t make them like this any more. Environmentalists, please look the other way.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Surry Hills July 22: 14

Such glorious sunny winter weather that day, and yes I did take a few photos didn’t I? This is just a lane, but I liked the textures and light.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Surry Hills July 22: 12 – contre jour

I couldn’t really see what I was taking, but I quite like the result.

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In Crown Street.

Saturday, August 1, 2009