Sunday, 30 March 2008

luna park

Whilst in Sydney I purchased the Luna Park DVD - Spirit of the Carnival and Just For Fun a book by Sam Marshall. Both were a wonderful insight into the history of Luna Park. I discovered it started it's life in Glenelg, South Australia, but with constant moaning from the local government and residents, it was packed up and moved to Sydney.

Luna Park is probably the one park in the world that can claim to have been opened, closed, opened, closed, bulldozed, rebuilt, closed, opened all in the space of 73 years .

The Spirit of the Carnival was a great accompaniment to the book with much historical footage and great interviews with people who helped shape the park. Both the book and DVD are highly recommended. You don't need to travel to Sydney to purachase these, they are available from the Luna Park Web Site:

Monday, 24 March 2008

sydney, australia

Sydney was great. I found everything really easy to navigate & the people very friendly. Sydney Harbour was just beautiful - so photogenic. Hyde Park was a nice place to relax after long treks around the city. We worked it out that I covered approximately about 50km on foot on the first day. I needed to rest. The Opera House is incredible up close. Wandering over the bridge was great - you can really appreciate the work that went into building it. Luna Park was quiet, but mercifully it was open so I got to see most things. I even got to witness the bats flying around at dusk – pretty cool!

And did I manage to photograph everything I wanted? I sure did!

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

my amazing race

Sometimes with me things may take a while. I’m now hooked on The Amazing Race. It’s exciting, fun, stressful and highly entertaining - & I’m just watching. I seriously doubt Australia will do its own version…so I’m going to have my own. But with my rules. Okay, it’s nothing like the Amazing Race to anyone but me. I’m heading to a location that’s wildly foreign. I’m giving myself a goal to photograph a number of items in a short time frame. Besides photographing the icons I’m going to do a few that are out of the city limits. And there’s really where the race begins. It’s going to be fun. The limited time frame is a problem but its all part of my very own Amazing Race. Where am I going? Check flickr after Easter for the answer.

Friday, 14 March 2008

northern lights