15th posting of photographs of Sydney August, 2015
This is the last in the Sydney series. On August 14 my second cousin Warren took us sightseeing around the north shore of Sydney Bay. We stopped at a gorgeous little shady, romantic park Wendy’s Secret Garden near called Watt Park. The land was restored and landscaped by a Wendy Whiteley;”, local artist, and has some lovely sculptures. Here is a bit about the Bay Parklands by NSW Gov
It was a treat to visit the Taronga Zoo in Sydney again with my sister and nephew. The animals and the birds are stunning, as is the scenery. The zoo overlooks the harbor, so the giraffes have the Sydney Bridge behind them. The bird show is amazing. It was charming to see the gorilla with her baby. One gorilla took an interest in the Australian Wood Duck. Unfortunately, I dropped my 80-400 Nikon lens off the picnic table but it didn’t break, only the hood threads ripped off. I had it fixed under warranty on my return to NYC.
We also went to Centennial Park a couple of times. The wetland area is my favorite part. The gate to the tiny bird less bird sanctuary is a lovely work of art. However, I think it is too small to harbor any birds, and I did not see any in it.
Taronga Zoo, Sydney
Gorrila with Australian Wood Duck
Statue in Centennial Park
Horse riding in Centennial Park
Eucalyptus in Centennial Park
Grey-headed Flying Fox, Centennial Park
Wrought iron Gate in to Bird Sanctuary in Centennial Park, August 2, 2015
13th posting of photographs of Sydney August, 2015
Rocks thrill me and I love trees. I studied geology and worked as an environmental educator so when I travel I always pay attention to the inorganic as well as organic features in the environment. Here are some of the sandstone formations, eucalyptus trees, and fig trees of Sydney, Australia.
12th posting of photographs of Sydney taken in August, 2015
It has been a while since my last post. I’d been meaning to play with the photos of Sydney’s wrought iron railings and create a couple of collages with them. I used 36 photographs in all and then did some fancy processing in Photoshop in the two collages, Sydney Houses Wrought Iron and Sydney Wrought Iron. I meant to do this weeks ago but….
I decided to try Windows 10 on my main computer, a gamer, after having had success with upgrading my laptop from Windows 7 to 10. I replacing the Video card to run a new NEC monitor, flashed my Bios, wiped my hard drive and installed Windows 10. 10 didn’t sit nicely on windows 7. So half a dozen calls to Microsoft later I did a clean install which meant I spent all week installing hardware and applications.