Monday, November 28, 2011

Sydney's Botanical Gardens

Once has gotta love these Botanical Gardens that are situated on prime land in AU. Melbourne, Sydney. A park that actually allows you to... please step on the grass. But more on that later. Before that, a little memorial plaque which we came across, next to the Opera House, beside the gardens.


What are you trying to spot luv?
Magpie came a calling.
The gardens is home to many kinds of trees. And various sizes and ... shapes.
And so did this bird came a calling.
What cha looking at bub?
According to the plaque, this had topple over during a thunderstorm and to right it, would damage the tree. So, it's since been left as it is.
Tree. Big tree. Puny human.
And a Kookaburra. Very lucky to have come across this in the wild!
The Government House.
See what I mean about walking on the grass??? :)
The main gates outside.

The End.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sculpture by the Sea - Bondi Beach

The world famous Bondi Beach. Easily accessible from Sydney's city centre. As you can see, even in early spring, the folks here are all geared up for Sun, Beach and Surf! :)

You'll have to ignore the speck of dust that collected itself...

And as usual, reflections work best. Thanks Sweetie.
Now, what can these 2 blokes be upto? But wait, if THAT a swimming pool next to the ocean itself?
Yes, indeed. Either brave, foolish or just... wanna have fun?
"Okay. I don't do surfing, but... this is probably as close as it get's?" :)
This image was intentionally manipulated to show the waves as it beat against the swimming pool and the 2 blokes.
And what's a Zebra doing here? Bet he must be thinking that the grass is greener on the other side!
It sure it buddy! Come on over!
Apparently, every year, at around early November, you have this exhibition called, Sculptures By the Sea. And so, these here, are the exhibits. Basically, one just walk...
No idea what this is suppose to be...
Missus says that this is a representation of a Larvae, Pulpa and Butterfly or some winged insect.
Along the way, you have these outcrops that have been shaped by Sun, Wind, Rain, Snow, Surf, Water...
Invasion of the Yellow ... whatever!
Attack! Up the Hills. Quickly!
I swear I can lift this.
The view back towards Bondi. One just walks along the walkway. And it's not as long as it seems. Really!
Heart?
Oh look! A Piggy...
And Clams?
No idea... but someone said that those white stuff, cigs.
And an Eagle.
Honeycomb.
Imagine if this was your house. Small, quaint, but...
Fire.
Hah! I'll drench you all... you'll witness my water power!
"I hope it's not going to transform..."
"Is it lost?"
No comment
"Frogs. Attack!"
Rabbit watching out... thinking about those waves.
2 blokes. 1 lass. And a bottle.
There's this nice cove... Makes a very nice and scenic shot.
Subwhale!
Even Sydney isn't spared...
And the winner is... Turtletyre!
Remnants of a war?
Even Buddha knows when to take a holiday!
Boy. Screw. Sand. Nuff said.
I don't think these boats are meant for rowing...
Interesting way to hold a meeting.
Anybody missing a skeleton recently?
And the history of life saving...
Nice exposure of Bondi.

The End.

Jungle Gym @ Atria

As during the recent Raya / Eid holidays, and we needing Little One a way to burn off his super high energy, what better way to perform tha...