Avon Dam

Avon Dam was the third and largest of the four dams constructed to collect water from the Illawarra Plateau. Created by damming the Avon River and completed in 1927, Avon Dam’s main role today is to supply water to the Illawarra region.


I was asking myself this question when I saw this eclectic collection of books and plants on an alley near Reservoir St Surry Hills.


This feels like a steampunk portal into a different universe or dimension. It is actually a children’s playground, part of the Albert Sloss Reserve.

Wynyard Station

This is the new entrance to Wynyard Station from George St, Sydney, after refurbishment. The building containing this entrance has been renamed Brookfield Place.

Watch for Cyclists

I found this brightly painted car parking entrance with lots of warnings about cyclists. I wonder if this is a response to a prior incident.


Black and white photo of Sydney Tower (formerly called Centrepoint Tower) flanked between the Myer and Gowings buildings, taken from the Queen Victoria Building.

Flower Boxes

This set of flower boxes are located in front of the Sydney Town Hall and faces into the light rail at George St, Sydney.

Emden Gun

Located in the south-east corner of Hyde Park facing Whitlam Square, this mounted, four-inch gun was recovered from the German ship SMS Emden. 

Patterned shadows

The sun passes through the awnings of the Surry Hills hotel and creates an interesting set of shadows on the footpath.

Royal Exhibition Hotel

This is the Light Rail track running past the historic Royal Exhibition Hotel in Sydney, located next to Prince Alfred Park and Central Station.

Rainbow walk

This is the 90m rainbow path in Prince Alfred Park located next to Equality Green. The path commemorates the November 2017 decision to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia.


Bebeah is a 5 hectare garden at Mt Wilson featuring an extensive strolling path featuring many varieties of flowering plants, and a semi formal Italianate design including a lake.


The branches of these pine trees at Yengo intersect and interleave to form a lattice that reaches up to the sky.

Waterfall Reflection

If you look at the picture, you can see the blue sky reflected in the water amongst the leaves which are behind the waterfall.