This is Queen Mary 2 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney, with quite a moody sunset going on in the background plus a sliver of moon. The glowing purple ball on the ship houses various electronic thingies.
This is the top of the Christmas Tree in Martin Place, Sydney. Photographed on 7 December on my way to work, especially for this post.
If you can see past this crazed flock of seagulls, there’s a gorgeous blue Sydney sky here.
Cotton candy, candy floss, fairy floss — all names for the same thing. But these fluffy pink clouds won’t rot your teeth! Shot from my apartment in February.
This is one of my favourite offerings in this year’s Sculpture by the Sea. I’m not entirely sure if this character is a monkey or not, but he certainly is cheeky! And I lived in England long enough for the phrase “cheeky monkey” to be familiar.
The sculpture looks (to me) to be telling a tale about the autumn moon, and since the sculptor’s name is Chinese I assumed it was a Chinese tale. But I couldn’t find anything online that fit. If you know the tale behind the action in this sculpture, please let me know.
If you live in a city, there are few places where you can be alone. In Sydney, I like to go to Waverley Cemetery, a 41-acre site opened in 1877. Perched on a cliff by the ocean, it occupies some of Sydney’s more desirable real estate. It’s especially quiet now that the section of the coastal path that skirts it has been closed due a landslip. You can sit by the deserted walkway and look out to sea or along the coast, with often not another person in sight. It is as serene as the faces of these stone angels.