Monday, October 6, 2014

the thirty fifth

So I was bored and decided to take a walk towards Darling Harbour one Saturday evening. Its a nice area for tourists, and especially people with young children, because there are theme parks all around the harbour. The food, on the other hand, is another thing altogether. Thank goodness Chinatown is around the corner. So if you enjoy having a drink/meal by the pier, Darling Harbour might be just the place for you. And there are some nice night haunts as well. So en route to Darling Harbour is Chinatown and I got a couple of shots.

A couple of young buskers. I thought they were adorable.

Supposedly this alleyway is one of the five famous alleys in Sydney's CBD.

People dancing outside the convention hall. This is actually a class conducted by 'professional' dancers. I heard people actually pay to attend these classes. Out in the open, not in a studio, and everything is cash on hand. Sounds pretty profitable if you ask me.

Fountains and water... gotta catch them all.

A park at the Quarter. Its huge. It has slides. It has circular thingies. It has things on ropes where it moves you from A to B. It has wailing children. It has a sand box. It has those rope climbing things too. And it has a mini fountain where kids run in and get wet. Did I mention the wailing children?

And Darling Harbour.

Under the bridge shots. I love symmetry and lines. Probably one of my better shots in awhile.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

the thirty fourth

Today, I decided to take a walk around Sydney's most iconic landmark - the Opera House. For more information about the opera house, you can kindly direct yourself to their website =) Within this walk around, there were a lot of opportunities for pattern type pictures, and a section will be dedicated to the patterns of the Opera House.

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon with the sun beating down on the waves and presented very good contrast to the building. Aussies (and tourists) took to the elegant Opera House and made a day out of it.

Looking through the glass.

And now comes the patterns, tons of them. I didn't realise that the Opera House was made of tiles on the outside. It felt like marble.  Patterns, patterns and more patterns....

And more...

After a walk around and the pictures, this seagull decided to keep me company... Either that or it wanted my beer. 

And the entertainment from the bar below the Opera House - called Opera Bar. He started his first set with 'Ain't No Sunshine' and it was amazing..

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

the thirty third

So last weekend, I went to the Aroma festival in Sydney. This festival highlights the coffee culture within the city and showcases the gourmet coffee brewsters and their roasts. 

A view from atop the Shangri La Sydney

The Rocks at the Aroma festival. It was real crowded.

A man and his foto-box. What this guy does is that he goes around at events and he gives away pictures for free. Don't know whether he has a website though. FYI, this is not a marketing gimmick for him, and should he request me to take down this picture, I will.

So this was the photo that came out of the box. I think it looks pretty good actually. Its free and gives memories. 

Just a few baristas and their love for the art. 

I bet this guy knew I was taking a photo of him.

So I proposed this weekend to this wonderful girl. A couple of head shots of her at the Aroma festival, sporting a sparkling gift...