It was a long weekend in New Zealand last weekend (Waiting Day on February 6). I managed to extend it a bit by taking an extra day off work so I took the opportunity to visit Sydney. I flew over on Friday, February 5 and came back home on Monday, February 8. The weekend was filled with walking, shopping, eating and photography.
I had heard about a walk that I hadn’t previously done in Sydney (Manly Beach to Dee Why Beach). This walk was completed on Saturday. It was an interesting walk and it took in a few beaches from Manly north. There were a few parts where the route wasn’t totally clear – rightly or wrongly I ended up on a mixture of beaches, streets and paths – but lots of interesting scenes that would be well worth a visit photographically at sunrise.
Food highlights were The Bridge Room for Friday lunch and Aria for dinner on Saturday and Sunday. If you love good food, I would have no hesitation in recommending both. Booking ahead is a good philosophy with both locations.
Photographically, I took a few ‘record shots’ in the middle of the day but the more serious photography occurred at the extremes of the day. I met up with Lisa Dorenfest at Bondi Beach on Saturday morning but most of the other shots were taken in central Sydney. A particular focus was around Circular Quay and I was lucky that Chinese New Year Celebrations were taking place when I was there.
I’ve put together a gallery of some favourite shots below – hope you like them.