Friday, 25 May 2018

A day in the city.

On Tuesday morning I met my friend Barbara and we went into town to check out the paintings in the Archies, a wander around the city a few hours in the art gallery lunch another walk around and home a full day with lots of exercise. 
I'm having trouble taking photos inside for some reason this worked but all the photos inside the Art Gallery did not for some reason, so you will miss all the entries. In the past it was not allowed to take photos but now they do allow now it only you are not allowed to use a flash. We did spend the afternoon in the domaine and early morning wondering around Sydney so I  just took outdoor shots.


I can not read this sign or remember what it said but it must be interesting as I took a picture of it.
This is a bubbler such a lot of decoration and coverage so you can take a drink in privacy.

These houses are right on the edge of the CBD worth so much money wish I owned them.

Stopped for morning tea interesting wall they also had a bookcase with books, now that was a good idea.
Interesting owl picture do not know why he is called mr black, but it was a coffee cafe.
This is first fleet house all the first fleeters were recored here as the beer fairy's relations came out in the first fleet on his fathers side he was a convict that explains a lot, so I looked his name up, there were two recorded so not sure which one he was but when your name is John  Turner I guess that is to be expected.

Bikes everywhere a bit of a eyesore.
The entrance to the harbour tunnel I think but it is very quite so maybe I got it wrong.






Our city skyline with a burnt match and a live one
These birds are always grotty to look at but here they were very clean looking and very friendly.







Well I sure didn't take cuttings but some one has.






A Freckle plant is not a freckle plant unless it has lots of freckles so this one makes the grade.
Old old trees with lots of stories woven into their trunks.

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  1. What a beautiful trip to town. Hiss and spit at the plant thieves.
    The sign warns people about tree failure after heavy rain and wind. I wonder whether it is an insurance issue?

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    1. Oh I remember now we had a chat about getting under a tree when it rains keeps you dry but maybe will fall on you.
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  2. We don't use the term bubbler but we use the term drinking fountain. But I know like the term bubbler more.
    Coffee is on

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    1. When I was a little fellow I saw drinking fountains on tv I always thought they were the same as our fountains in parks I tried them out out but the water was not to fresh.
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  3. Who would steal plants from a park. Sheesh. I would love going to art galleries with you. Thats the stuff I enjoy. Looks like a great day out wish I had been there
    My own feet are sore today, I put on sandals and did some walking in the heat. Toes are like sausages now
    Luv Janice

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    1. I never wear sandals I always end up with blisters if I do.
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  4. Wonderful tour Merle, enjoyed it.
    Those terrace houses, worth a lot of money, can't understand that myself but as you say close to the city.

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    1. They are always very dark inside and often cold.
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  5. Hari OM
    Hehehe, that sign you can't read now is warning against visiting the park after heavy rain as there is a risk of - wait for it - "Tree Failure"!!! LOL.....oops. I schnorted... stop cackling YAM...

    I loved visiting the gallery and the Botanics and you made my heart sing with these familiar spaces. The plant theft has always been a problem at the gardens; bad enough cuttings, but I did once witness a lady whip out a trowel from her bag and take an actual plant. I kid you not. Was there a ranger to be found and report it to? Nope.

    The photography is really hard for galleries to police now, with everyone being 'Ansel Adams' on their smartphones these days and there just isn't the staff to watch over it. The trouble is, if you post images of another piece of artwork, you risk crossing copyright boundaries - so perhaps providence was at work! I LOVE your lighthouse piece. YAM xx

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    1. I surpose the trees are getting old and there is always a danger of fallen limbs that sign was in Hyde Park and have never noticed one before.
      I never seen anyone take a plant before but I can imagine it could be a problem if it happened to often.
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  6. Love all your photos. It seems a while since you have been out and about. I think that is the bubbler tap in Hyde Park. It seems Ibis aren't as bad as bush turkeys for home invasion. Is the tree in the last photo a Strangler Fig?

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    1. i've always know them as Morton Bay Figs but I could be wrong.
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  7. That was a lovely day out :)
    I learned long ago not to say how much I liked any particular plant in our Botanic Gardens because the person I was with would go back later on his own and bring back pieces of things I said I'd liked. I had to tell him off several times.

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    1. Oh dear does that make you a plant pincher after the fact.
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  8. How beautiful I enjoyed your tour. I hate that people take clippings tho. Sandie

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    1. Always good to spend a day walking around.
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  9. A lot of color and a lot of unusual sights. "Tree failure" amused me, but plant theft does not. Revolting! I would have been dead on my feet the first fifteen minutes. Good job, all that getting around.

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    1. We are a carless couple so walking is the only way to get around keeps you fit well sort of.
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  10. Your day out in the city photos are really good, going to see the Archies and the Botanic Gardens would have been wonderful. The old tree sure would have some stories to tell.

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    1. We did it every year but missed out last year to busy with the babies.
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  11. Crikey Merle ... great photos! I’ve missed your interesting take on things. I wish I could go to the Botanic gardens but they won’t let me in. Those bikes are a problem, aye?

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    1. They are a bit mean about dogs in gardens if you are on a lead I don't see a problem.
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  12. Lovely seeing all of your photographs.
    That old tee in your last photograph is fantastic.

    All the best Jan

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  13. Oops that should read tree !

    All the best Jan

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  14. .. Hi Merle ... It was a great day out ... I enjoyed every minute of it .. I love people watching and the Art Gallery was the highlight ... but the little cafe was fabulous .. xxxx ... we must do something like this again sometime soon ... xxx hugs ... Barb xx

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    1. We will go to the rocks gallery next to see all the rejects from the Archies the guy we were talking to who worked in the art gallery said they were better than what they hung on the walls.
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  15. Hi there Merle, I really enjoyed this virtual tour. So many interesting sights to see in the city.

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    1. I lived all my life here and I often find things that I did not know existed.
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  16. Hello Merle, wonderful tour of the city. I am surprised people would steal plants. I would like the art Gallery. The last old tree is awesome, so big. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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    1. I must admit I often break a bit off a plant if I know . it will grow from a cutting and if it is sticking out of the fence.
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  17. What an interesting post, Merle. I'm fascinated that the beer fairy can trace his ancestry back to the early days. Does he know where they were from and why they were shipped out? Might have been the smallest thing, such as poaching a rabbit. Times were hard.

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    1. Nothing in the records about what they did but most likely not much at all .
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  18. Your grand twins header always makes us smile.
    thank you for the city tour
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. They have grown so much since then.
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  19. Such interesting pictures. What a neat day you had! Love the owl, the chandy and bubbler!

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