Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Oh what a perfect day...

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)

7 comments:

annadee said...

I can imagine that the melting Mr Whippy would be fantastic on a really hot day. Did it work as well when it wasn't?

Mondo Viagiatore said...

I am glad someone I know got to see the sculptures, hope there are lots more piccies.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, of course that pagoda, gazebo, bus stop thing was built with my eldest grand daughter in mind. It makes the wind wand in New Plymouth look stark.
BTW I have found a local seller of alpaca wool, incredibly soft and only $6.50 for 50 grams.Your Mum has all the details.
Love Gran

Kristin said...

But did you have explosives? That's the question.

Carson said...

Thanks for the SBTS teaser.
I'm going to wait to check it out during the week next week (too many thousands of SMH readers flocking there on the weekend..ugh)ONe of the upsides to freelancing is taking your weekend when you want to.

pinar said...

I love the little hut.. love it..

Anonymous said...

the bridge opened in 1932 i have the perfect reminder sitting on my side board - just don't tell my father! princess B