Royal Botanic Gardens

Lunch Bites: Royal Botanic Gardens – Lion Gate Lodge (4)

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Making the most of a free lunch hour on a day that offered an early glimpse of spring, I went for a walk to visit the big kitties.

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“Lions and tigers, and bears, oh my!”
Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum

2-08-2013 2-45-26 PM

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Lunch Bites: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney – Herbs (3)

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I needed a breath of fresh air and despite the weather not appearing as fine when looking out my window as at the computer’s Temperature & Time display, I decided a short walk and a few pictures of the Herb Garden in the Royal Botanic Gardens was in order, which given the season is not at its best but still balm for the spirit, and food for future garden making thoughts.

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Lunch Bites: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney – Rosy (2)

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I needed to shop during my lunch break today, so thinking to follow on from yesterday I detoured via the Rose Garden in the Royal Botanic Gardens, took far too long snapping pics but could have lingered longer as it is a lovely area. I had to speed walk down to George Street, grab the items I needed and sushi, then rush back to the office for lunch as I was starving.

 

 

Later, this is how the evening began…

999 Evening

30-05-2013 2-34-44 PM

Lunch Bites: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney (1)

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Foggy Sydney
Foggy Sydney

Given my office is a short distance of 1 traffic light crossing over & 2 traffic light crossings along from one of the entrances to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, I should go there more often that I do.
One of the problems is, the gardens are too nice. Once you get to wandering in lunch time sunshine, the last path you want to take is the one that leads back to your desk.
 
Today, the weather was just too nice to spend the hour indoors. Also the early mornings have been chilly, damp and foggy so I have forgone my usual walk. I’m craving physical exercise and the accompanying mental quietude.

So after a quick bite to eat I donned sunglasses, grabbed my phone and out I went. On my walk back from a circuit of the gardens I put the phone’s camera setting onto Polaroid and took a few shots of the harbour and cityscape.

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I think I’ll make this a regular thing on sunny Sydney winter work days.

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