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Sunday, December 31

December 31st 2006




Birchgrove, Sunday December 31st 2006.

There are two firework shows in Sydney on New Years Eve. This is the 9.00 show for families and later at midnight is the main event with a spectacular fireworks show dubbed a Diamond Night in the Emerald City, with the event also ringing in the anniversary of the Harbour Bridge, which celebrates its 75th birthday in 2007. Over a million people are expected to view them at vantage points all over the city. I would like to wish all my visitors a very happy New Year.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@17mm 1 secs f/5.6 ISO 400

Friday, December 29

December 29th 2006




Kirribilli, Friday December 29th 2006.

Jeffereys St. Wharf.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@19mm 4 secs f/5.6 ISO 200

Thursday, December 28

December 28th 2006




Hyde Park Barracks, Thursday December 28th 2006.

Hyde Park Barracks, built in 1817-1819 to house male convicts, was adapted in 1848 as an Immigration Depot for unaccompanied female migrants. Many of these women and girls were refugees from the Great Irish Famine of 1845-1848. This is a memorial to the Famine and lists 400 girls orphaned by it.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@22mm 1/100 f/5.6 ISO 200

Wednesday, December 27

December 27th 2006




Sydney Harbour, Wednesday December 27th 2006.

After the controlled chaos that was the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race yesterday, the harbour is a much calmer place today. This image is part of a large panorama and best viewed here.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@35mm 1/400 f/11 ISO 200.

Tuesday, December 26

December 26th 2006




Steele Point, Vaucluse, Tuesday December 26th 2006.

Boats, people and news helicopters gather prior to the start of the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race. This is the 62nd year of the international classic event covering 630 nautical miles. Please click here for more information. If you have Google Earth installed, the race can be followed by clicking this link which is a feed providing live positional information for each yacht.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@17mm 1/125 f/22 ISO 200

Monday, December 25

December 25th 2006




Sydney, Monday December 25th 2006.

Santa has been.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@25mm 1/60 f/2.8 ISO 400.

Sunday, December 24

December 24th 2006




Paling Street, Thornleigh, Sunday December 24th 2006.

Festive fun or tastelessly tacky? Christmas light displays far more elaborate than this can be found in suburbs all over Sydney. Merry Christmas everyone.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@25mm 1/50 f/2.8 ISO 1000.

Saturday, December 23

December 23rd 2006




Sydney, Saturday December 23rd 2006.

"Seen through a child's eye". My son Tom celebrates his fourth birthday today.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 100mm f/2.8 1/60 f/4 ISO 200.

Friday, December 22

December 22nd 2006




Bondi Beach, Friday December 22nd 2006.

Beautiful weather across Sydney today. On Christmas Day this beach is usually packed with people. This image is part of a large panorama and best viewed here.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@25mm 1/125 f/11 ISO 200.

Thursday, December 21

December 21st 2006




Kirribilli, Thursday December 21st 2006.

Kirribilli House is the residence of the Australian Prime Minister when in Sydney. The official Prime Ministerial residence is The Lodge in Canberra.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@35mm 1/60 f/7.1 ISO 200.

Wednesday, December 20

December 20th 2006




Beare Park, Elizabeth Bay, Wednesday December 20th 2006.

Following on from yesterday here is a detail from another Victorian era cast-iron canopied drinking fountain. Eight of these ornate drinking fountains were imported from Glasgow in 1870. There are only a few of these surviving around the city today. You can read more about these fountains here.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@17mm 1/60 f/11 ISO 200.

Tuesday, December 19

December 19th 2006




Loftus Street, Tuesday December 19th 2006.

Detail from a Victorian era drinking water fountain.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@25mm 1/80 f/4.5 ISO 400.

Monday, December 18

December 18th 2006




Darling Harbour, Monday December 18th 2006.

Looking across the water at this harbour cruise ship I was struck by how it's design echoes the bland anonymous frontages of the office blocks lining Darling Harbour.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 70-200mm f/2.8L@160mm 1/2000 f/9 ISO 200.

Sunday, December 17

December 17th 2006




Queen Victoria Building, Sunday December 17th 2006.

Final in a series of the interior of the QVB.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 1/60 f/5.6 ISO 800.

Saturday, December 16

December 16th 2006




Queen Victoria Building, Saturday December 16th 2006.

Third in a series of the interior of the QVB.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 1/40 f/3.5 ISO 1250.

Friday, December 15

December 15th 2006




Queen Victoria Building, Friday December 15th 2006.

Second in a series of the interior of the QVB.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 1/40 f/3.5 ISO 1250.

Thursday, December 14

December 14th 2006




Queen Victoria Building, Thursday December 14th 2006.

With a massive Christmas tree that reaches through three levels this Victorian era shopping mall is ready for Christmas shoppers. This photo is part of a large panorama and is best viewed here. More from the QVB tomorrow.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35 f/2.8L@17mm 1/40 f/3.5 ISO 1250.

Wednesday, December 13

December 13th 2006




Taplin Park, Drummoyne, Wednesday December 13th 2006.

This couple are trying to eat fish & chips with the seagulls looking for their share.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@24mm 1/200s f/10 ISO 200.

Tuesday, December 12

December 12th 2006




Circular Quay, Tuesday December 12th 2006.

After yesterday's high temperatures there was a thunderstorm overnight and this is how Sydney looked early this morning with very cool wet weather.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@17mm 1/80s f/13 ISO 200.

Monday, December 11

December 11th 2006




Balmain, Monday December 11th 2006.

Swan House, Ewenton is one of Balmain's grand waterfront houses. Built in 1854 as a single story dwelling it was extended between 1862 and 1873. It was purchased in 1911 by Henry Brisbane Swan, a timber merchant and local wharf owner. After his death it fell into disrepair but has now been meticulously restored.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@35mm 1/200s f/9 ISO 200.

Sunday, December 10

December 10th 2006




South Head, Sunday December 10th 2006.

This simple Georgian style sandstone cottage with weather fence was built for the lighthouse keeper of the adjacent Hornby Lighthouse in 1858.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@17mm 1/200s f/8 ISO 200.

Saturday, December 9

December 9th 2006




Thompson St., Drummoyne, Saturday December 9th 2006.

Sydneysiders are property mad, especially when it comes to anything with a water view. With clear views across Five Dock Bay this three bedroom house, in need of renovation, reached $1.65 million at auction today, but failed to sell as the owners had a reserve of $1.7 million and no one was prepared to budge either way.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 24-70mm f/2.8L@50mm 1/200s f/13 ISO 200.

Friday, December 8

December 8th 2006




Sydney Harbour, Friday December 8th 2006.

Rose Bay.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 24-70mm f/2.8L@24mm 1/250s f/18 ISO 200.

Thursday, December 7

December 7th 2006




Sydney, Thursday December 7th 2006.

Bottlebrushes are among the hardiest of Australian native plants. They are long lived, require minimal maintenance and are almost impossible to kill. They suit my style of gardening really well.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 24-70mm f/2.8L@48mm 1/400s f/8 ISO 200.

Wednesday, December 6

December 6th 2006




Darling Harbour, Wednesday December 6th 2006.


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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@17mm 1/160s f/14 ISO 200.

Tuesday, December 5

December 5th 2006




Bradfield Park, Milsons Point, Tuesday December 5th 2006.

Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@17mm 1/125s f/11 ISO 200.

Monday, December 4

December 4th 2006




East Darling Harbour, Monday December 4th 2006.

A tug assists a freighter heading for the Conaust Car Terminal in Rozelle where car shipments from overseas arrive in Sydney.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@24mm 1/160s f/14 ISO 200.

Friday, December 1

December 1st 2006




Sydney, Friday December 1st 2006.

Australia Square.

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EXIF DATA
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@17mm 1/60s f/6.3 ISO 200.