Monday, 9 January 2012

Sundee Tele - To sit on or to read

Delving back into the darkest recesses of my mind, this image reminded me of attending a rugby league match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), probably that infamous ANZAC Day massacre game of 1978 where the St George Dragons slaughtered the Eastern Suburbs Roosers. It had rained a lot, the ground was a quagmire, as were the rough-hewn bleachers. An enterprising paper boy, desperate for sales, was threading his way through the crowd hollerin': "Sundee Tele, Sundee Tele. To sit on, or to read'.

This woman is kickin' back on the sands of Camp Cove, reading The Sun Herald. Although it rained a bit later, and she probably had to nip down to the kiosk to buy The Sunday Telegraph.

16 comments:

Jo said...

Brilliant Julie. Fantastic how you remembered, not only the game, but the newspaper vendor's sales pitch which fits this image perfectly! Have a great day. Jo

Kate said...

T'would be nice to sit on the beach, doing nothing right about now!

Leif Hagen said...

I walked on our local beach yesterday but the water was FROZEN and a little snow was on the edges...
Happy New Year, Julie!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Love this shot! Why don't you come enter it in my Weekly Top Shot meme? We're on Week #11 and I'd love to see you share with me! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=5812

Red Nomad OZ said...

Haha! LOVE it!! And I guess if it was actually raining, the paperboy could have sold the papers as makeshift umbrellas - a la 'Rocky Horror Show'!!

I haven't lived in, or been to Sydney for many years - your blog brings back memories. Have a great day!!

Emma Dalloway said...

:)

http://lovely-little-things.blogspot.com/2011/05/knit-graffiti.html

cheers, Dalloway

Julie said...

Dalloway, I have seen other posts on knitting (tricot) and I think it is a gorgeous form of graffiti. There is much in France, and there is some in Sydney because my Photography Meet-up group has posted some. Thanks for the link.

Folks, this is in regard to Joe's post today in Melbourne.

J Bar said...

What a view.

Joe said...

Ahhhh ... To while away a few hour on the beach with the paper. Such a wonderful treat.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully composed shot Julie, love the way the city is just casually sitting there unassumingly in the background!

Joan Elizabeth said...

The Sunday paper can be a long read ... this photo makes me feel sunburnt.

Emma Dalloway said...

Thanks for the link. Is this the 'Sydney Photography' meet up group?

Steffe said...

This is a great candid photo. She really looks to be enjoying herself at the beach.

NixBlog said...

Wonderful candid shot, Julie! It's great to sit on the beach in summer and read the "Sundee Tele"...

Mark said...

Fabulous shot Julie.
We still have paper boys in Grafton, who ride the quiet streets on Sundays with their attached barrows, sadly they don't call out.
I used to love the Sun & Mirror sellers and their long gone lunchtime calls in Sydney,
"Get ya Mirror Here.. Headless Body found in Topless Bar...read all about it..Get your Mirror here."

Zyzzyz said...

A gorgeous view.