Category: Personal

I’ve been shooting the Voigtlander 35 mm f/1.4 rental lens that I brought with me. As it has a wider field of view the 50 mmm, it makes it easier to try shooting from the hip to capture interesting looking folks or activities without them being the wiser. Generally, I will hold the camera up to my eye to take the photo, but sometimes, people are walking by and that moment would be ruined by such a move. In this…

I stopped by a Vietnamese restaurant in the Hay Market, with the intention of getting a bowl of Pho, a sort of beef noodle soup. When I looked at the menu, this item, Special Vermicelli, sparked my interest, so I ordered it. When I got it, it was delicious. It was a combination of noodles, fish, crispy beef, fresh basil, and some other things that I didn’t know about or ask about. It was fantastic! So good in fact that…

Since people in Australia drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road and there are so many visitors here, they’ve put markings on most street street corners tell you which way to look. It might sound rather pedantic, but it has saved the bacon a number of times. It’s kind of hard to break a 40+ year habit of looking left, right, then left again and doing the opposite. I’ve caught myself a few times already almost stepping into the…

It started out innocently enough. I wanted to go for a walk to Hay Market. It’s an area where they have lots of stuff on sale, everything from fruits and vegetables to clothing and sporting gear. I left the hotel, looked at the map and went exactly the opposite direction of where I needed to go. You see, I had my map upside down. That is, north and south reversed. It can happen to any of us … I hope…

I was asked a very good question: So far, from what you’ve seen, what do you like most about Sydney. As yesterday was rainy, and today, sunny. I didn’t have much to say because I hadn’t really seen anything. Today, I took a rather very long walk of approximately 4 hours and here are my first impressions. What I like most: The green spaces. Sydney has set aside a bit of real estate for green spaces in the heart of…

After my random walk around Sydney, I came back to the hotel, hopeful to have luggage. When I went to the front desk to inquire if they had delivered my luggage, I noticed that it was there in the holding room. Oh you beautiful, garish, gr1y and orange bag! I love you. Yes, gray with orange sides. I bought it because it is so distinctive. I’ve never seen one like it. It’s very easy to find when it comes off…

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