Category: Sydney

Sydney is a work in progress

Sometimes I think Sydney is a work-in-progress. Everywhere I go there are construction sites with their cyclone fencing, shadecloth, hoarding, cranes, jackhammers, big trucks and men in hard hats and fluoro vests. And what’s not under constructions seems to be closed off for the ‘elite’.

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Aboriginal Tourism in Sydney

Didgeridoo playing at Circular Quay, Sydney

There were fewer visitors to Sydney in 2013 than there were in 2012, and far fewer than there were in 2001. And I think I’ve discovered one reason why. It’s too hard to find out what to do – apart from see the Harbour Bridge & the Opera House that is. On my latest foray …

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The Secret Garden, Lavender Bay

Frances Hodgson Burnett knew the value of a secret garden to retreat to as a place to revatilise the soul. The Secret Garden (or Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden) is a landmark at Lavender Bay. Started by Wendy Whitely around 20 years ago on derelict land owned by Rail Corp, it’s now an oasis perched on …

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Venturing north – of the Bridge that is

One thing about travel is that it challenges all your assumptions. As a born and bred Sydneysider I know a lot about the place. And despite what you may have heard about Australia being a classless society, Sydney has very distinct social divides. These are decided by where you live – north / south / …

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Is it travel photography if you’re at home?

As you can see from my website, I love to travel, and I love to take photos. Combine the two and you have my perfect job – travel photography. If only somebody would pay me to do it I’d be as happy as the proverbial pig. Maybe one of the reasons I don’t get paid …

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