Thursday, 5 December 2013

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Gallery 29 - Round

These round life rings are little beacons of hope port-side.

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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Gallery 28 - Celebrations

While I have no interest in celebrating Halloween (I live in Australia). I could not help but fall in love with these little guys in the USA last October. They were part of a display along the Balboa Waterfront.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Gallery 27 - Someone I Love

There are some very special people I love, but this prompt requires just one. I accompanied my daughter on her dance trip to the USA last year. I have been using Bella's weekly prompts to display pics from that particular trip. Laura featured with a giant lollipop in Gallery 21- 'Bright', but let me introduce her as one of the people I love. Laura Grace. She is currently on a student exchange in London and we are missing her desperately.

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Week 26 - First thing I See

A breakfast of delicious pancakes - not every morning of course.

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Zetland 2017

It has been a while since Arpana and I have been out together with our cameras. Today we zipped to the end of the alphabet and shot the Sydney inner city suburb of Zetland.

At the turn of last century swamp lands in Zetland were drained to create a horse racing course. Joynton Avenue and Park are named after the founder of the privately owned Victoria Park Racecourse. In the 1920's a racing car track was built around the horse racecourse but by WWII the site was used to build aircraft. Following the war the factory was used as a car assembly line in turn by Nuffield, BMC and Leyland Australia. From the 1970's though to the late 1990's the Victoria Park site was used as a Navel Depot. Now, the once claimed Sydney's smallest suburb, Zetland is expanding into a multistory residential melting pot. New high rise apartments have been built on the site and further developments of residential, retail and business are taking place.

In contrast to the Victoria Park development sits a pocket of beautifully restored and waiting to be restored terraced houses. We met a local resident form this established area and enjoyed conversation about the changes to the suburb. Jenny grew up in Zetland and has recently moved back to care for her elderly dad, a trend she has observed recently among other long time residents. This weekend Zetland is hosting the East Village Gourmet Food Festival.
Zetland Hotel
awaiting restoration on Elisabeth Street
restored on Tilford Street
under construction
Merton Street
Joynton Avenue
local resident Jenny
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Gallery 24 Gold

Golden sunrise - Mexico

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Gallery 23 - In the Circle

Balloons in balloons -These cute Micky Mouse shaped balloons are in the circle shaped balloons. I loved the bunches of them that floated by in Disneyland. It reminded me of the movie, 'Up'.

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Friday, 20 September 2013

Gallery 22 - In my hands

My camera is always 'in my hands' so I found a subject with a hobby that occupies his hands too - Fishing - I love this....
I thought fishing was suppose to be peaceful, but with Pacific Fair raging in the background I would be surprised to see if this man caught any fish.

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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Gallery 20 - At the end of the day

At the end of the day whizzing around Disneyland a soft comfy bed is all one needs.

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Gallery 19 - On the Line

on the line -  in a line - line up - on line
this line of legs passed me as I was waiting for a parade to start

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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Gallery 18 - Light & Dark

Gallery 18 - Light & Dark
Newport Pier at sunset after a walk along the Balboa bike track from Balboa Pier.

Newport Pier - Newport Beach - CA
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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Gallery 17 - Unusual or Uncommon

No this is not a sight you see every day!
The Space Shuttle Endeavour mounted atop of a modified Boeing 747 in the skies of Los Angeles on September 21st 2012

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Gallery 16 - Childhood Games

If you ask most 21st Century kids they will tell you 'childhood games' is really code for 'childhood apps' but to us folk who were born last century, childhood games conjurers up memories of Elastics, Jacks and Mr Potato Head. This little vintage red wagon is the quintessential childhood toy, although I didn't ever own one I really appreciate its nostalgic value.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Gallery 15 - Fresh

Is there nothing more lovely than fresh flowers - especially from your husband. These were sent by Tim for my birthday.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Gallery 14 - Down Below

Immaculately white, well groomed taxi drivers wait patiently 'down below' for opulent cruise ships to dock in their town of Puerto Vallarta. I watched them from my cabin balcony calmly playing cards, snacking, exchanging stories and chatting on the phone. As soon as the passengers disembarked the mood changed to one of competition as each driver boldly approached tourists with promises of cheap tours and day trips

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Gallery 13 - Layers /Stacks

Before a busy day lying in the sun sit stacks and stacks of deck chairs on board Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor
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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Gallery 12 - I went for a walk and this is what I found

To escape the heat and hecticness of Hollywood I woke early and went for a walk. As I rounded the corner back to our hotel I found a flutter of roof top pigeons.

Orchid Ave, Los Angeles
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