No, this is not the fireworks shot I was hoping for, but I do quite like the delicate traceries of light created by my unsteady hands.
Another Saturday lottery draw has come and gone, leaving me no richer. My quest for easy money continues.
This is the second post in an occasional series called “The view from the window” — and, coincidentally, it features the same ship as in the first post! Daliconi is a small village in the Exploring Isles in Fiji, and was badly hit by Hurricane Winston in February this year.
Where Alfred Street meets George Street, behind Circular Quay and its bustling ferries, a fountain meanders from pool to pool. Sculpted animals peep out from pipes and are caught frozen in time while going about their business. This is Sydney’s Tank Stream Fountain — and I defy anyone not to smile at the quirky animals in this fun fountain.
One end of the fountain has a special area at the right height for children for view.
Okay, so I’m stretching the interpretation of September’s theme of “fountains that are fun/fountains that make you smile“. The very staid and grand Archibald Fountain in Sydney’s Hyde Park does not spew out giant soap bubbles, despite the impression given in the photo above (how cool would that be if it did, though?).
But I certainly smiled when I came across this scene … and as for “fun”, this girl has no doubts.
And here’s the source of the giant soap bubbles. I have no idea who he is, but I often see him around Archibald Fountain, bringing smiles and laughs to young and old alike. I just call him The Bubble Man.
I couldn’t resist framing this vista of Manhattan’s skyscrapers through the iron arches along the top of the Rockefeller building. I loved the contrast of old and new.