Sydney

big, bigger, biggest

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Driving west on our road trip over the Blue Mountains to explore central western NSW we were somewhat surprised to see a sign for the Capertee Valley Canyon indicating it as the biggest in the world. Obviously we needed to to stop, look and despite the ordinary weather, take a couple of photo’s. Upon returning home we googled “world’s largest canyon”, and found a Wikimapia entry…”Although the Grand Canyon is undoubtedly ‘grander’, Capertee Valley as a canyon  is 1km wider, and also longer than America’s Grand Canyon. It is a  stunning place, which has its own monolith (a butte called Pantoneys Crown…) that is up there amongst the worlds largest.” Luckily we took photo’s of both the canyon & the butte. Who knew?
Capertee Valley Canyon, NSW, Australia
Capertee Valley Canyon, NSW, Australia
Pantoneys Crown, Capertee Valley, NSW, Australia
Pantoneys Crown, Capertee Valley, NSW, Australia

where’s the birdy?

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Last year, we moved somewhat reluctantly a short distance to a new neighbourhood. We spent the first few months walking around with our eyes closed obviously, as earlier this year we spotted this iconic piece of historic street art on a building we walked past a gazillion times on the way to Erskineville train station (Sydney, NSW, Australia).

rat trike

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The things you see when your missus bribes you with a coffee stop for a luscious milky cappucino at your old friend Bobby’s Cafe on the way to do the grocery shopping… Given the location at downtown Darlington (close to Sydney University, NSW Australia). I’m thinking this rat trike was a summer break project born of too much time & too many beers: an old kid’s trike body duct-taped to an engine & battery pack, supplemented with go-cart wheels packed into PVC pipe for better drifting, which after he cruised up the footpath into Bobby’s for a coffee, is exactly what the owner did – drifted & slid with quite an air of expertise long born of practice, all the way down the Ivy Street hill and motored back up again for more.

Waratah Motor Spirit

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This street art in King Street, Newtown, (Sydney, NSW, Australia) is a huge example of garage memorabilia. It was exposed late in 2011 when the drycleaners next door burned down and the demolition process brought it into view, and of course some dickhead couldn't wait to get in there and tag it. It is however still impressive.
This street art in King Street, Newtown, (Sydney, NSW, Australia) is a huge example of garage memorabilia. It was exposed late in 2011 when the drycleaners next door burned down and the demolition process brought it into view, and of course some dickhead couldn’t wait to get in there and tag it. It is however still impressive.

D.I.Y.

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It’s not the most colourful example of street art in St Peters (Sydney, NSW, Australia), nor is it unique but it makes me smile weekday mornings on my walk to the train station. The guy who saw me taking the photos had a smile also.