Saturday, 25 July 2015

A day in Sydney, at the Art Gallery and other places.

Today my mate Barb and I went into the city for the day, to check out the painting in the Archibald portrait painting.
Firstly this is the local cafe next to the supermarket under new management and now selling camel burgers not sure if I will give them a try.
We were not going anywhere near the shops or the city centre but heading to the gardens and the Domaine for the day also a quick tour around Hyde Park and The Art Gallery. When we arrived in the city the first thing we saw was this fellow not sure if he was a fellow or maybe a lady, all wrapped up in a blanket and sound asleep, it's been a while since I seen a homeless person asleep on a park bench.
The two seats were vacant, we could use them on the way back but we forgot our blankets, so I guess no naps.

The war memorial

and the pool of reflection
Centrepoint tower

This was a flag about the Sydney to surf but the wind dropped as I was taking the picture.

The trees lining the path down to the fountain.
St Marys

There is always a bride having her photo taken.

Great fountain lots of water going everywhere.

Centerpoint tower is maybe Westfields tower now but no one told me.

Morton bay figs they are pretty big trees.
Now when you come across a bunch of people and very large plastic balls in a field you wonder what happens next,
Well they pop them over their heads and guess what.

They play football, sort of, well no injuries but if you fell over would you  roll off the field, it looked like fun.



The last time we went to the Art Gallery, there was a sign up to say cameras were not to be used but today lots of people were taking pictures with their phones so I had to ask and was told they are now allowed but  no flashes so I took a few in the general part some turned out some didn't.  
I like the clouds in this one
Cool river scene

Sweet little fellow dozing in the alley
This one is not a happy chappy
This is a crazy tree
and ones with big roots









The afternoon is clouding over time to head home.
My friend in the gardens
A rainbow to welcome me home.
.

36 comments:

  1. What a lovely day - and to be welcomed home with a rainbow is special.
    Love the fountains, and the Morton Bay Figs. Majestic trees.
    We are now allowed to take photos in our gallery too. Which I love.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it was because people were taking the photos anyway so they now allow it , It was a lovely day.
      Merle..............

      Delete
  2. Hari OM
    Lovely outing! I always enjoyed the Archibald and the ANZAC fountain never fails to please! YAM xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Is that what it's called, most of the time I call it the Hyde park fountain.
      Merle............

      Delete
    2. Hari Om
      hmmmm maybe memory has tricked me... you could be right; think the ANZAC ftn is the one at Kings Cross! Oh well... still delightful.&*>

      Delete
  3. What a lovely day. I would have been asleep like you fellow on the bench by the time we took the bus home, or the car.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We took the train home.
      Merle..........

      Delete
  4. You live in Australia? I was never sure where you live :-)
    Great pictures and it looks like you had a wonderful day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was a great day and yes I live in Australia.
      Merle..........

      Delete
  5. Oh Merle. What a lovely excursion! Great photos, too. Thanks so much for sharing. Susan

    ReplyDelete
  6. ... great photo story Merle..... It was a good day out ... I really enjoyed the day...... The photo of me turned out OK... the one I took of the 2 of us has a great shadow over my face.. I look a bit weird.. hehee....
    The rainbow welcome home is beautiful... xxxx
    Hugs... Barb xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I not sure why we had a rainbow as we didn't have rain or not much.
      The photos I took of us were strange too.
      Merle..................

      Delete
  7. What a great outing and photos with places we visited earlier this year. The tree with big roots look like they could get up and run.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's right I forgot you were in Sydney earlier this year you have been busy.
      The trees don't run away well not often.
      Merle...............

      Delete
  8. Lovely day out finished with a lovely rainbow. I like that avenue of trees going to the fountain. I wonder why no flash allowed, surely it wouldn't damage the paintings?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not that I can figure out, but it might upset people in the gallery, there were a few oddies there.
      Merle...................

      Delete
  9. Hello Merle, looks like a great day out with your friend. I love the fountains and the neat tree. The rainbow is a pretty scene to welcome you home. Happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gergeous fountain, trees actually all is lovely...seems you had a good day out..

    ReplyDelete
  11. I enjoyed our trip very much thanks, lol, you don't know how much it means to me when you do posts like this. I will never ever get to see your country in person but you bring it to life for me with each post,
    too bad you didn't remember the blanket, lol,

    beautiful rainbow!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My pleasue love to do it.
      Merle......

      Delete
  12. Lovely shots of your day. I would have to pass on the camel burger.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. One day I will give it a try, will let you know what's it's like.
      Merle..........

      Delete
  13. Thank you Merle for stopping by!! I have felt a bit guilty not blogging or visiting my blogging friends this summer - but have had a wonderful time with my granddaughter!! Looks like you had a wonderful trip to the city!! I'm in love with your "fig" trees!!! they are huge like our oak trees here. You reminded me that you are in winter right now as we are in summer. I prefer the winter coolness - but enjoy the summer and having my plants out on the patio as you do. Lovely paintings in your art gallery!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have breaks too, sometime nothing happens and I run out of ideas.
      Merle.....

      Delete
  14. Hi Merle - I enjoyed coming along with you and your friend to the city! Love all the beautiful old trees and fountains. I've seen those human ball-games here - it seems to be a popular thing with corporations to get their employees to share in group activities. Bonding, so to speak! I don't know how getting knocked around in a giant ball can be bonding, but hey, it looks like fun anyhow! A way to get out aggression, I suppose :) Love the gardens and the art gallery paintings. I do love art galleries. Hope it has inspired you to do some painting! xo K

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Went I worked for the Insurance co they had bonding sessions too but not so much at our level but someone had to do the work, I guess.
      merle...........

      Delete
  15. What fun to jaunt with you!

    ReplyDelete
  16. So happy you had a lovely day. The trees are stunning and how lovely to end the day with a rainbow. Thank you for your comment on our Tiger girl. She will be missed.
    Donna

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A nice day spent in winter sunshine.
      Merle...........

      Delete
  17. What a lovely day out you've given us, Merle. I particularly like the photo of St Mary's seen through the trees and the fountain pictures.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love that fountain always have, but always have problems with the name.
      Merle...........

      Delete
  18. This is the precise weblog for anybody who needs to seek out out about this topic. You notice so much its almost arduous to argue with you. You positively put a brand new spin on a subject that's been written about for years. Nice stuff, simply nice!

    ReplyDelete

It's getting cold now,,,,,,,

The only picture I had of our day out at the Royal National Park, I know I took more but I must have erased them or something. On...