Sunday, 1 February 2015

10. Theme Day - What would I miss?

If I had to leave Sydney forever, what would I miss? I have canvassed a range of regrets I would have should this occur, until it finally dawned on me that I would miss Sydney over three-dimensions.

On a 2-dimensional axis, I would miss the centre of Sydney: from Sydney Cove in the North, to Central Station in the south; from Macquarie Street in the east, to the shore of Darling Harbour in the west.

But adding a third dimension is the crucial element for me, and that is time. I would miss my search for understanding the people and places of my city through time, from 1788 through to 2015.

And what better place to ponder all this history than on the shores of Sydney Cove, where European settlement commenced. Kicking back with a Stonefish Riesling, and a Roast Pumpkin, Macadamia nut, and goat's cheese salad, watching the myriad of vessels plying their trade under a summer sky.
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31 comments:

Jim said...

Good choice for theme day, Julie.

Dina said...

Well said, Julie! And such fabulous photos. What a city!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sounds pretty good to me Julie!

Karl Demetz said...

Great photos of your beautiful city, don't leave it ! :)

Dianne said...

Kicking back with a stonefish riesling on the shores of Sydney Cove sounds pretty good to me Julie - I'd agree with Karl, Don't leave it !

carolann said...

Very much like Toronto who just made #1
Best City in the world on t.v.

I added my pix today but now I live in the country.

I love it.

Nice quiet place no pollution
Less stop lights.

cieldequimper said...

I think I'd miss this too!

William Kendall said...

Such a beautiful view, too. Excellent choice!

Birdman said...

You convinced me.

RedPat said...

Fabulous! Good choice!

EG CameraGirl said...

Sidney sounds like a great place to live, Julie!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Love your choice for the theme day. Well done!

magiceye said...

Wonderful takes for the theme!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I have been wondering what you would choose in the end and think you have made a choice that is very true to your regular posts ... a good choice.

VP said...

Happy to see water, ships, and a great background. This is definitely a place I would love...

Gunn said...

I understand your choice.

Chrissy Brand said...

Very well put, Julie.

Rob the frog said...

Sounds pretty good to me too!

Denton Harryman said...

Hi Julie, love your explanation especially the part about time being the third dimension. Discovery of history is a wonderful thing ... also reflecting on history while drinking a fine glass of wine is a wonderful thing. Happy theme day.

Denton from www.CharlotteDailyPhoto.com

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

The birds seem to have been put there by someone ...

cieldequimper said...

Hi Julie, I replied to your comment re. paying to enter the palace gardens and grounds on VDP.

wilf said...

I have visited Sydney once and I miss it, it is such a beautiful city.

hamilton said...

To have such a wide open space to enjoy the water and the view of the city is a wonderful thing to be able to enjoy.

Jack said...

Beautiful views of the harbor.

Joe said...

I love the way you think outside the square Julie. You have a knack for finding and explain a dimension which is often overlooked Julie.

Alain said...

Je remarque les goelands qui attendent les miettes (et peut-ĂȘtre davantage).

Julie said...

Thank you, Joe. The passage of time is a crucial element in my understanding of my city.

Julie said...

Yes, Alain, the seagulls were ready at a second's notice to steal anything!

Julie said...

Yes, Alain, the seagulls were ready at a second's notice to steal anything!

Mark R said...

A sense of place....

Nathalie H.D. said...

Indeed.
Sydney Cove - where the vast brown land's modern history all began (or almost). Australia isn't finished with trying to make sense of it all.

Beautiful photos.