How many people get to live their dreams? I am..........!

This is my story from the time when Capt'n John and I first decided to sail around the big block, to circumnavigate this great land of ours, AUSTRALIA.

Monday, 26 May 2014

More Days in and Around Sydney

Here we go again - more of my photo tour..........................

More Days in and Around Sydney

Bradleys Head is a headland protruding from the north shore of Sydney ... The foremast of the cruiser HMAS Sydney, renowned for taking part in the Royal Australian Navy’s first ship against ship engagement in WWI.
fishermen in Middle harbour

ALANA ROSE going through the open Spit Bridge
living on the waterfront in Middle Harbour can keep the owners very fit with all that climbing
Clouds over Sugarloaf Bay
colour on the water - Sugarloaf Bay

Golden Sunset - Sugarloaf Bay
outside my window
kayakers on Middle Harbour
boats at anchor

Middle Harbour
ALANA ROSE at the d'albora Marina
d'albora Marina -  at $175 per night for us, only for the rich and famous
under the Spit Bridge
watching the opening - a great way to spend your afternoon
Nancy with sister Marjorie

not even peek hour traffic - all converge on the Spit Bridge
Afous "The Perfume of Life", a unique place with stunning views of the Middle Harbour, to arouse all of your senses with the best Moroccan Flavours and Spanish tapas in Sydney.
stormy sky from the d'albora marina
Tim de Haan's mural - The endearing adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie have been brought to life on the two-storey mural by McMahons Point artist Tim de Haan. There are koalas and kangaroos and other lovable Gibbs characters such as Obelia and Lilli Pilli. There's even the evil Banksia man trying to steal a gumnut baby. The mural was completed on the eastern wall of the Neutral Bay Post ­Office and now dominates the plaza area known as May Gibbs Place. May Gibbs lived at Nutcote, now a historic house and museum, on the harbour foreshore at Neutral Bay for 44 years.
Nutcote is the beautiful harbourside home of May Gibbs (1877-1969), Australia's foremost children's author and illustrator and best known today for her iconic story The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. 
The Music Hall Theatre Restaurant was a popular entertainment venue located in Neutral Bay, Sydney, which operated from 1961 to 1980. Built in 1921, the building was formerly known as Hoyts Southern Cross cinema, and also spent a short period of time in the late 1950's operating as a skating rink. Melbourne impresario George Miller and his wife Lorna opened the converted cinema at 154 Military Rd, Neutral Bay, in 1961. The stalls were replaced with dining tables and the venue had a capacity of 500. I remember going here through my teenage year and what great fun it was.
Sydney Harbour Bridge as seen from Kirribilli 

Sydney from Kirribilli
approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the 23rd floor
Come Fortians All - my old school (Fort Street Girls High) now part of the National Trust.
In 1849 the Government of New South Wales established a Model School in the old Military Hospital, which had been built by Governor Macquarie in 1815. This building stood on Observatory Hill, the highest ground in the city near the site of Fort Phillip and the military barracks. It stands there today, the headquarters of the National Trust. The school takes its name from a street which was partly incorporated in the playground during the reconstruction of the hospital and which disappeared when the approaches to the Sydney Harbour Bridge were built. Fort Street was to be not only an institution where boys and girls of the colony could be taught, but it was also to serve as a model for all other schools. Its scholars were to play a most important role in the growth of the colony and in the federation of the nation. Students and staff were selected to attend the Model School. Their contribution is basic to the fabric of Australian society today. The school became two high schools at the beginning of secondary education in NSW. At this time a headmaster and headmistress were appointed to lead Fort Street Boys and Fort Street Girls High Schools. In 1916, Fort Street Boys' High was relocated at the present site on Taverners Hill, Petersham; the Girls' High School remaining on Observatory Hill. In 1975 the two schools were re-united as Fort Street High School on the new Petersham site. Fort Street remains a selective high school providing a wide choice of subjects for study by talented young men and women.
Once a Fortian, always a Fortian! 
great view of the approach to the Sydney harbour Bridge and Luna Park from my friend's appartment
Excavating Sydney - an archaeological site on Cumberland Street The Rocks; the site of an archaeological excavation with remnants of more than 30 convict buildings dating back to the 1790s.
An archaeological excavation of the site was undertaken in 1994 recovering evidence of the lives of more than a thousand people who had lived, worked and died here over the previous century. The remains of their houses, and three quarters of a million artefacts of daily use, are an important resource for the study of Sydney’s past. 
my friends live on the 23rd floor
Sydney roof tops
parts of old and new Sydney 

old Sydney Town
night lights of the harbour
Sydney by night.................................

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