Thursday, 23 July 2009

Steppin' out

A Sydney winter Sunday
easing down to evening
20C mild and calm
hangin' out communally.

19 comments:

James said...

Nice candid photo's.
I've just discovered the fun of playing candid camera. :-)

Tim Pasqualone said...

I love the lines in these Julie.
Perfect framing. Very interesting shots.

JM said...

Each shot is just great, but the idea of posting them together as if it was a collage is brilliant, Julie!

J Bar said...

Are these the Opera House steps Julie?
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Julie said...

Yes, they are, Jim. Taken from part-way up the steps to the Tarpeian Way.

J Bar said...

Thanks Julie. I've never heard of the Tarpeian Way before. Must google that.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Reminds me of the ripples shots I posted earlier this week. I guess it's an urban form of the same.

DelBoy said...

These are great Julie. Reminds me of the Spanish Steps in Rome with people just chillin all day watching the world go by. The same sort of thing happens in Melbourne on the steps of the library.

Jacob said...

I've always liked to climb steps to the top and then sit and watch the world go by or just relax and meditate...

Excellent photos. Is this a stadium or the a government building in town?

Julie said...

These are the steps of the Sydney Opera House, Jacob.

brattcat said...

Excellent post, Julie. The cumulative effect of the step shots yields a single image with so much visual play. And exercise.

Ann said...

Good stairs shots. I seem to have developed a bit of an obsession for them.

Had to do some serious research on this one - ie find someone who could remember the name of the foodhall across the road from the building that we used to work in (the one with the clock tower). The foodhall is called Wintergarden which may or may not be the name of the building. The building is on Bridge Street, possibly on the corner of O'Connell. The building with the clock tower is the old Department of Lands building, sadly no longer occupied by us but by Planning. One of the most fascinating buildings I've ever worked in, the dome was built as an observatory, there are conference rooms in the square bits on roof and the building is built around a central courtyard. Its well worth a look and is usually open for Sydney Open.

AB said...

A nice selection of random Sydneyites at leisure. And an indication of how temperate your climate is. Stair sitting is an exlusively summer time activity over here.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow, I love this set of photos. The stairs do provide some dramatic photography opportunities.

Where in Sydney is this taken? It looked almost like the Spanish Steps in Rome.

altadenahiker said...

I think this set is brilliant.

Lois said...

Very nice pictures Julie! I didn't realize they were the Opera House steps until I read the comments.

Stephany said...

Wonderful! I have always liked your stair step pictures.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Nice eye! I like the dark horizontal lines in your shots. Gosh, 20C in winter is quite hot compared to Argentina.

cara said...

Fab lines - like little wee people caught in venecian blinds.