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Snapshots – bicycles

Posted by dan on March 3, 2011

Bicycle stunt in Sydney

Bicycle stunt in Sydney

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Happy New Year

Posted by dan on December 31, 2010

The New Year has already started in Sydney with an extravagant fireworks display.

2010 NYE fireworks sydney

Sydney 2010, NYE fireworks. Image: http://www.abc.net.au

If I’m right the Sydney fireworks craze has started with the 2000 Olympics – I certainly remember NYE celebrations without any fireworks – and since then it became the biggest party in the world, with an estimated 1.5 million revellers on the streets and a billion people tuning in to watch the show on the screen.

Baywatch-themed cocktail party at the Opera Bar

“The best views will be had by those who queued for hours to take temporary possession of a prime piece of real estate at the Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay.

Some splurged up to $500 for a Baywatch-themed cocktail party at the Opera Bar where guests were being served drinks by waiters in swimming costumes.

‘This has got to be the best place to be in the world tonight,’ said Marc Wilson, 41, from Sydney.”

I personally would prefer a quieter place – and Sydney offers several good choices – but don’t want to argue with Marc. Different strokes for different folks – enjoy it and a Happy New Year!

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/31/3104625.htm

In pictures: New year celebrations: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12100065

 

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Wall art 2. – Australian graffiti

Posted by dan on December 11, 2010

These images of graffiti in Sydney were shot over a decade ago – I wonder how many of these are still left. Although bit overlapping, you can clearly see different styles – the classical murals of the 70s carrying a political message, the Aboriginal motifs, the jazzy, the hip hop, the trendy and the decorative ones. Art is not a crime – bad art is.

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Memory lane – Sydney photos

Posted by dan on November 12, 2010

Sydney, Australia

Match sticks in the Domain, close to Woolloomooloo

I have been away from Sydney for quite a while, almost a decade. Today I started sorting my old images and I found these shots which I took with my first digital camera, a Ricoh, in year 2000. This was when I started taking pictures more consciously, although I do have a good number of pics made before the digital age kicked in.  Time to time I will post some of the old images – not only from Australia but also from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and of course Europe. Wherever it is relevant, there will be a story as well, at other times the pictures will talk for themselves.

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