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Showing posts from October, 2014

Central again

Here we are back at Central station.  Just missed the train and another hour to wait, so headed off to the refreshment rooms for yet another cuppa and I spotted my last lines for the day. The end of my big city adventure.

Lines lines lines

Off to Martin Place to meet hubby.

Bookshop 3 of 3

I've never really noticed this foyer beside Dymock's Bookstore.  It says "Time Conquers All" and at last it is time to go meet hubby.

Bookshop 2 of 3

I'm tired. Time for a little rest.

Bookshop 1 of 3

I quickly tired of the department stores and headed to something more to my taste ... Dymocks bookshop.  I am thinking of starting a series on books and bookshops ... will have more success with that than city lines I reckon.


More lines.  We are at Strand Arcade which runs off the mall.  Nice.

More lines


City lines

Some time ago I suggested that I might run a city lines series, like my country lines and sea lines.  But after looking around I decided it's impossible.  The built environment is ALL lines.

Pitt Street Mall

Pitt Street Mall despite being softened by trees seems desolate to me, even though it is always busy.  I think it needs a few cafes in the middle.

Circular Quay again

I've still got some time to kill so lets catch the train back to Town Hall and go shopping. This is the view from the other side of Circular Quay railway station.  The city seems to be showcasing weeds in their planter boxes this spring.  They will be pretty when the weeds flower and should have no trouble growing.

Back again 3 of 3

On the ferry at last, a catamaran this time.  We're nearly back at Circular Quay.

Back again 2 of 3

Here's a view of the beach from the ferry terminal.

Back again 1 of 3

It's back to the ferry.  Oh bother I have just missed one now I have to hang around for the best part of an hour again.  I like this little peep at the beach from the shopping centre.

Nutcote 3 of 3

Here is the view from the house ... not bad eh.

Nutcote 2 of 3

Here is the other side of the house.

Nutcote 1 of 3

It is a Mediterranean style home (except for the portico entrance) built in the 1920s so interior is arts and craft.  Unfortunately they would not let me photograph inside.  It has been furnished in the 1920-30s period.

Neutral Bay

There are lots of posh houses and apartments in Neutral Bay, like the one above.  I am over this way to visit Nutcote the home of May Gibbs, creator of Snugglepot and Cuddle Pie. Her home is somewhat more modest.

Ferry ride 3 of 3

Those little people towards the left are bridge climbers.