Just some Hipsta shots of downtown Madrid, as we toured it aboard one of those ubiquitous red tourist buses.
Oh, I almost forgot. If you’re visiting Parc Guell, check out Gaudi’s house
Like a coral encrusted leviathan beached upon a suburban street scape Gaudi’s final masterpiece sprawls unfinished across the city
Rhinoceros and Lobsters in the Gothic Quarter
Visiting with the architect of the non-euclidean And a building such as this. Monet’s water lilies, a carnival expressed in the masked balconies, the confetti effect, the roof like a […]
Paris is also a city of dark labyrinths Down the circular stairwell you wind, past the marks and signs left by the surveyor’s of this realm, and deep into limestone […]
Truth be told, we’d meant to visit the Montmartre cemetery on our first day, but walked right over the top of it without realising. So this morning we decided we’d visit with some of the more permanent residents of Paris. In fact the day turned out to be our ‘day of the dead’.
Found, above a doorway in St Germain.
Dinner at La Maison Rose.
To the south the northern face of Les Invalides seen from the rue de l’universite. And looking the other way (north) towards the Pont Alexander III.
So as Les Invalides is just across the road from The Musee Rodin we thought we’d pay our respects to le petit corporal.
A visit to the Hotel Biron on a hot summer day.
Somehow the possibility of rounding the corner and coming face to face with the Phantom of the Palais Garnier seemed to demand that I bring my trusty Hipstamatic and take some snaps of this second empire opera house.
PAris in the afternoon from the basilica of Sacre Coeur.
In high season the best time to visit Monsieur Eiffel’s tower is either early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the crowds. Ah Paris, the city […]
Walking down the hill at Montmartre following the funicular then down the rue de Steinkerque you quickly descend into the slightly edgier part of Montmartre. While it’s been cleaned up […]
Sunset over the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges after a very pleasant day spent touring the Hunter valley vineyards with the doctor wife and the two AWs.
Where else can you go for a run and end up with a harbour tug as your pace companion. Newcastle is still a working port.
A day of extreme picnicking at Speers Point.
A young girl studies her iPhone during the dawn service.
The guns of the old fort salute Anzac day in the cold dawn light.
A last picture of the ghost of the great banks as she sails out of history and into myth…
A last fallen remnant of once vast Antarctic forests.
There always comes that last perfect autumn day that is the hidden doorway between the seasons. It’s never the last good day, but some how you know that the days […]
A roiling summer sunset viewed from harbour side.
An arrival, another coal carrier arrives to feed the vast industrial maw of the Middle Kingdom. And a departure, the sail training ship STS Endeavour departs harbour under jib.
The old fort late at night, funny to think that I got married here a couple of weeks ago. 🙂
Walking back through the airport car park I looked up and found this Escher like perspective.
Patiently guarding the harbour entrance against enemies long past, the old fort slumbers on…
Walking down through Circular Quay to the Rocks with my girl, planning on dinner at Lowenbrau. Rockside Sydney the big coat hanger always dominates the skyline it’s nowhere near as […]
…with an eye dotting of the lead dragon head float, then a twilight procession from Town Hall to Darling Harbour.
Après moi, le déluge (Madame Pompadour)… After a swim, hot chips (Australian)
Inside the Head of Edward Tulip at the Wonderdome, Foreshore…
Appearing like a 1970s Sci-Fi film revenant upon the harbour foreshore, a geodesic dome for goodness sake…Jenny Agutter where are you now when we truly need you? 🙂
View from Fort Scratchley to the baths at low tide.
Moments after hail stones and windstorms lashed the top of the mountain the view clears as the outer skirts of the storm ride to the east.
The Drop tower. That’s a 120m tall tower with a great view at the top and a stomach clenching 5 seconds of free fall to get back down again. Did […]
Gold coast scrapers shoot up out of the sand dunes in a knife edge conurbation that starts at the beaches edge and then within one block their dominance just as […]
Like a Jeffrey Smart painting, there is always a slight air of menace about the precise humorless geometry of Honeysuckle… And what is that at the second window?
Panorama shot of Newcastle harbour, shot using Camera+ and assembled using Autostitch (a very neat little app). Now if I could just get rid of that slight ghosting…