Tuesday, 10 November 2009

I'm forever blowing bubbles


Instead of alighting the westbound platform at Newtown station, perhaps I found a new exit from platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross station. Whichever it was, my journey from Double Bay to Newtown on Sunday teleported me to the Kingdom of Feral.

The old, the young and the very young are carving out life their way in the inner city and they are a very happy bunch of [insert sub-culture of choice here]. They are certainly community minded, if the turnout for the Newtown Festival is anything to go by.

Head nod to "Jaan Kenbrovin" for the title.

19 comments:

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I don't know what the festival of feral is, but there certainly looks like a big crowd. Your first photo is brilliant - all those coloured bubbles. And that tongue! Caught (on camera) at just the right moment.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Lois said...

I love that bubble shot! They certainly are enjoying themselves.

brattcat said...

That first shot is a treasure. The second fills me with awe. So many gathered together. The collective joy is captured here in these images. Wish we could bottle this and distribute it around the globe.

James said...

Great shot Julie. I've tried to capture bubbles, but they never seem to look right in my photos.

MaCoBra said...

I have updated myself on the pictures you have posted the past week. You really have a nice and diverse blog. The hands theme is really your speciality!

Jacob said...

Goodnight! This gives new meaning to the phrase, "jam-packed."

Ann said...

I love everything about this shot, especially the colours in the bubbles. I thought about going to Newtown, but then it rained, not sure I could handle the crowd (although I am steeling myself for Festival First Night in January and there is one of the free Domain concerts I really want to go to - Toumani Diabate & Vieux Farka Toure).

Lily Hydrangea said...

your bubble shot is beautiful.

Ken Mac said...

this made me smile and today I really needed a smile. Thank you

Paula said...

I adore blowing bubbles and I keep swearing I'm going to photograph some - you beat me to it and did it wonderfully well. A great photograph on every level.

Lew said...

Colorful and playful bubbles! You have captured the many moods of the city in these past few posts: happy, melancholy, lonely, young, old and best of all public-spirited!

Julian Davis said...

I love the colorful bubbles. Great enjoyment for them.

Vogon Poet said...

I absolutely need some bubbles to photograph... Funny and beautiful shot the first, impressive and crowded the second one.

J said...

I'm a complete sucker for anything with bubbles in, and I love the atmosphere of joy in this photo (although I am wondering what she's doing with her tongue!)

Joan Elizabeth said...

Just remembered that I didn't comment yesterday (my day in the city). I love bubbles and the fun in their faces. The second shot takes all the fun out of it for me ... I prefer to browse without having to jostle through a huge crowd.

diane said...

The bubble shot is very good and oozes fun. The crowd is full on. Although they all look like they are having fun It all looks a bit squishy for me. Many years ago, in the 50's my Dad used to work in the telephone exchange in Newtown. In those days I think it was the Greek quater.
BTW I have always taught Primary school.You have had an interesting career and now entering the best time of your life as long as you stay healthy. Happy retirement.

JM said...

The bubble shot is so cool! Pretty funny too.

J Bar said...

Love the bubble shot too.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Fantastic bubble shot! Love that! Bubbles never fail in making people smile.