Dangar Island: A Hidden Paradise

Dangar Island: A Hidden Paradise

We should have known better than to run the gauntlet that is Sydney traffic heading north out of the city on a Friday evening. All arterial roads were clogged, crawling at a snail’s pace through Sydney’s salubrious North Shore suburbs. Impatient motorists, horns blaring, jockeying to get ahead in what had become almost gridlock. We […]

Street Photography: Sydney

Street Photography: Sydney

Street Photography in Sydney Sydney – The Harbour City. The Emerald City. Doing street photography in Sydney it would be easy to fall into the trap of capturing the iconic emblems. Sydney Harbour. Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney Opera House. But that would be too easy. A city is more than its buildings. More than its icons. […]

Kensington Street -24 hrs in Sydney’s Hip New Precinct

Kensington Street -24 hrs in Sydney’s Hip New Precinct

hip:  def. – adjective, informal 1. cooler than cool, the pinnacle of what is “it”; beyond all trends and conventional coolness (The Urban Dictionary) 2. very fashionable, in fashion, voguish (Wikipedia) 3. Kensington Street Precinct (NOMAD/nester) Sydney has a shiny new precinct.  What was once the derelict and rundown old Carlton United Brewery on Broadway and bordering Chippendale […]

Street Photography: Newtown

Street Photography: Newtown

Street photography is an acquired skill and one that needs to be worked on.  For me street photography is an essential part of travel photography particularly when I visit large cities and places that are culturally very different to where I live. I think the people are far more interesting than the monuments and tourist attractions. […]

Street Art: Barcelona, Adelaide, Sydney

Street Art: Barcelona, Adelaide, Sydney

“People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly.” Banksy, Wall and Piece   Back in 2008 a strange thing happened in Bristol. The old crusty Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery put on an exhibition that saw people queue for three hours to get in. Every day. For […]

Flying High: Flight Experience Sydney

Flying High: Flight Experience Sydney

Back in the early nineties I flew into Hong Kong’s old Kai Tak Airport. With its only runway jutting out into Victoria Harbour, and with mountains and skyscrapers to negotiate, this airport ranked as one of the trickiest in the world even for experienced pilots.  I recall looking out the airplane window as we approached the runway […]

Destination: Photography & Food Tour Cabramatta

Destination: Photography & Food Tour Cabramatta

Sydney ranks as one of the world’s most multicultural cities and one nationality that is well represented are the Vietnamese.  Not yet having had the good fortune to travel to Vietnam I took the opportunity to take a food and photography tour of Sydney’s Little Saigon – Cabramatta – a suburb of Sydney with a distinct […]

Destination: SYDNEY FOR A DAY

Destination: SYDNEY FOR A DAY

A sunny Sunday spent wandering the galleries of Sydney:  White Rabbit Gallery Contemporary Chinese Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art.  Oh and some markets and a delicious lunch in between! The White Rabbit Gallery is a treasure trove of contemporary Chinese art and has exhibitions that change every 6 months.  The gallery is the […]