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.
Well, this is a dire Christmas Day on Sydney’s most iconic beach. 21C with a strong cold southeast wind, and heavy grey clouds. Not exactly what you think of when the term “summer in Sydney” springs to mind, is it?
To me, there’s a sort of admirable determination to have fun going on with these people. We’re in Sydney, it’s Christmas Day, we’re going to the beach!
There seemed to be as many lifeguards as beachgoers, and with not a lot to do.
Compare this gloom to 25 December last year, which really was a perfect summer day.
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.