Sunday, 28 December 2008

Taking the morning air

During the working week, I walk through Moore Park at about 6am. However, at the moment it is closer to 7am. I enjoy the array of people and animals that promenade with me. Moore Park is part of Centennial Parklands which lie just to the south-east of the CBD. The large trees on the left are Moreton Bay Figs whilst the saplings straight ahead are Silver Birch.

11 comments:

Snapper said...

Julie, your timing was perfect! What a beautiful spot. Cheers!

Bob Crowe said...

Julie - thank you for your kind note today on my blog. I regret that I hadn't seen your blog - so many daily photo blogs, so little time. I've visited you city once - 16 years ago! Must find a way back. I think I may actually have walked across this park - is it the one between the city center and Wooloomooloo?

I'll be back to visit again.

Tash said...

Nice place to stroll. I like the gentleman with the stick.

Julie said...

Snapper, I value your opinion.
Thanks Tash: I tracked him along the path and worked out his swing. He was enchanting.
Bob: Nice of you to return the visit. I agree that there are so many blogs and so little time. The park you remember is Hyde Park which is, indeed, between the CBD and Wooloomooloo (good memory for such a tricky word). Centennial and Moore Parks are just on the first ring of the city; they are more grassed and wild. Hyde Park is for cucumber sandwiches. Moore Park is for pie with sauce.

Juddie said...

Lovely! I used to live in Southbank in Melbourne, just across from the Botanic Gardens and close to the Yarra River. I miss being able to walk in cool green established parks. Thank you for this lovely photo :-)

JM said...

This is such a wonderful composition, Julie! It looks like a painting! The tree is awesome, it must be very old.

joan said...

What a great tree that is. It reminds me of our Live Oak trees here in South Carolina but the leaves are larger. We have a few that are over 400 years old.

Julie said...

JM: These trees (and their close relative, the Port Jackson Fig) are quite common around Sydney. However, they would be no older than about 200 years.
Joan: Thank you for your visit. My daughter and her husband visited many of the national parks in the Western USA during November just gone and were very taken with the size and age of many of the trees!

babooshka said...

Well you know I am Cartier Bresson enthusiast so you will understand why I adore this image. Would work equally as a monochrome or even a sepia shot which is quite unusual to straddle those 3 genres. The lone walker is the icing on the cake.

Antonia said...

Pefect composition and so wonderful relaxing atmosphere! Cheers!

freefalling said...

Love this photo, too!
It's the light.