Had a day's annual leave in Sydney today and it was all quite exciting. Got searched for explosives as I left Canberra, then met a woman on the bus to Cremorne who was telling me about how she remembers walking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge when it first opened in the 1930s.
Went to a luncheon screening of Mrs Palfry at the Claremont, complete with Wurlitzer performance beforeand sandwiches after. It was a lovely way to spend a morning, especially as The Hayden Orpheum is such a stunning old picture theatre.Then had a bit of time to squeeze in a visit to Vinnies in Crows Nest and Chatswood before meeting Princess B at 4pm to go check out Sculpture by The Sea and, most importantly, the melting Mr Whippy van (find a Real Player interview with the artist here, which includes a soundtrack of the wonderful melty Greensleeves tune)The weather has been most odd today, which made for great photos but it was a little disconcerting to hear about a bushfire raging that was somewhat doused by snow and hail... In NOVEMBER!
(I'll be loading the rest of the Sculpture by the Sea photos up to Flickr this weekend)