Sunday, 31 March 2013

April Theme Day - Pedestrians crossing

These lads were walking across the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, at the top of the front steps, when on a whim, they looked at the world inverted. I guess because they could.

The image below is looking toward the northern end of George Street where the Cahill Expressway crosses over near the site of Sydney's original gaol and army barracks, long since gone. The area is known as The Rocks.
The City Daily Photo community holds a Theme Day on the first of each month. Come on over and see how other members around the CDP world have captured the April theme.

27 comments:

Dina said...

Two unique shots to start off the Theme Day!

brattcat said...

well, you've certainly turned this theme on its head. excellent.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I believe that yours will be the only photo of pedestrians on their hands. Very clever.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Two fab shots Julie, the first is a marvelous capture :)

raf said...

Always good to see a Sydney Eye post. Your top shot is, hands down, my fave!

As always, Julie, thank you (and Peter) for all the time and work you give keeping the wheels on the CDP wagon.

Julie said...

Thank you, folks. The hand-stand shot was totally serendipitous, although I like standing down the bottom of the steps catching people in all their wonder as they mill around The House. One never knows what will turn up! Voila!

TheChieftess said...

I love that top shot!!!

LOLfromPasa said...

Next time I am in Sydney (hopefully), I will know where to find you, Julie. Lovely shots!

Virginia said...

OH wow. I'm still digging for B'ham. Have one for Paris. We'll see!
V

Kay L. Davies said...

My fear of heights (and, more recently, since my eye surgeries, of steps) is so bad I find it difficult to look at the first photo. Bravo to the brave young men, however, for providing you with your serendipitous shot.
K

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

some folk are born exhibitionists

Meghan said...

What a fun way to cross the plaza, if you're able!

Jim said...

Great shots but the first one is a brilliant capture.

LONDONLULU said...

What a great contrast, I love that first one (even if it fills me with envy...oh to be that young and energetic!:)

Joe said...

I like to think that once upon a time I could have walked on my hands like these two fellows. Great idea for the Theme Day Julie.

Ann said...

Serendipity indeed. Well spotted.

Rob Siemann said...

Hand-estrians? Cool!

Tamera said...

Great shots!

Red Nomad OZ said...

How fabulous that you were on hand to capture the spontaneity of that dramatic Opera House moment!

Leif Hagen said...

Those two Aussie mates must be in top shape to walk around on their hands! Fun, fit foto find, friend!

Hilda said...

Just love that first photo!

Tanya Breese said...

ahhhhh i'm scared they are going to fall over and pummel down the stairs! what a great capture!

Clueless in Boston said...

Perfect!

Petrea Burchard said...

I love it, Julie.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Such serendipity. Having the camera handy is always helpful.

Mark R said...

Outstanding photos, and literally 'street-photography'!
It is great to have the camera at hand, and just pop the shot. If you hesitate, it's gone...

Buck said...

Loving the hand-walkers! I can only imagine the wrist strength involved, but what silhouettes! Thank you for the slice of history. It's cool to be able to look at blogs from round the world and start to see what it's like elsewhere. I think it makes me a better person. Sorry for the late comment - I've been slowly visiting each Theme Day participant and it takes me a while.