Saturday, 20 May 2017

The city commute


Hi all,
I am currently without the use of my car and am doing the rail and bus commute to my various workplaces and it has taken me a while to get used to the timetables and routes and cope with the sheer energy and time it takes. But it's great for people watching and train carriages have windows with interesting evening reflections.

My favourite..


Boarding the moving sardine can..


Myself, after the train had pretty much emptied before it gets to my suburb



The first and last are reflections, the second shot gives you an idea of the multicultural crush that is peak hour Sydney.

Have a good weekend,
Val.

Friday, 28 April 2017

The lure of the second hand



These photos were taken in a wonderful antiques and bric-a-brac shop on the way to Lithgow last weekend. I love this stuff but whenever I try to make it fit into my decidedly casual interior they just don't work so I admire them then go my way. I spent my formative adult years with hippie decor I could throw into a van and I guess that's sort of where I stayed :))









Have a good weekend everybody.  

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

People of Ironfest 2017


Last weekend I went to a very interesting event in Lithgow, a city several hours drive from here, over the mountains. The festival of Ironfest is an alternative grunge/medieval/steampunk event with all sorts of wonderful characters setting up tents and giving  displays at the show ground. Must admit I wasn't fond of bayonet battles and canon fire (loud!) but I loved talking to various people about their interests and what brought them there. Here are some of my photos, untouched, as is. It was a cool cloudy day, perfect for roaming around having a good time!























Have a good weekend.
Val.