Monday, July 24, 2006

Mega Food Fair

The Mega Food Fair is an annual event, recently held in Beecroft. I went there because Keat (and her mother and auntie) had a food stall. It was great, the food really good and I left totally full. The Menu:

1) Nasi Lemak
2) Chicken Curry
3) Vegetarian Spring Roll
4) Beancurd with cinnamon and
5) Ice Kachang
The Ice Kachang was the best I have ever had. The secret ingredient was home made red beans.

The Nasi Lemak Food Stand Nasi Lemak Ingrediants
Keat and her cousin and their stall.

Happy Ice Kachang Makers Bean Curd with Cinamon
Ice Kachang makers and Bean Curd with cinnamon.

Making Spring Rolls A discussion Cooking Food Stall Eating Hall Music and Organisers Char Koay Teow Vegie Stall Information Sign
Thumbnails. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Carisbrook House

Carisbrook Open
Well this is starting to be prolific. The other day while going to Mosman to see some photos of children in Iraq, I stopped at Carisbrook House. I have driven past the sign many times, and never stopped there. Unfortunately I seem to have not taken a photo of the house itself. The house is at 334 Burns Bay Road in Lane Cove. It is very much worth the $5 entry fee. The man I had was very informative and they have many interesting items on display and are able to explain most. So please do visit.

window with shutters
Details of the house

Old stone face Tennis Court Roller
In the yard

Iron gate latch
The front gate

Prospect Reservoir

Built between 1888 and 1893, (the valve house was finished in 1887) it is part of Sydney's water supply. I went down there to learn to use my new camera and these are some of the photos. There are more photos at this link.

Prospect Reservoir
Prospect Reservoir
Sydney Water supply 1888-1893
The history, click on it see the large size to read the writing.

Machinery in the valve house Valve House
The valve house.

Prospect Reservoir
The outlet.

Reproduction Shared Cycleway
Some local details, there is a cycle way that for some totally bizarre reason is only open during daylight hours and a few wasps.

Disused Water Supply Channel
This channel brings the water to the dam from the dams on the Nepean River.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Lewis Morley

I went to the Art Gallery of New South Wales with some of the Sydney Photobloggers. We were there to see the Lewis Morley exhibition. I arrived early and wandered around taking some photos of the gallery and playing on the computers. The Lewis Morley exhibition was quite interesting. At first I was a little bored, I have never been a great fan of black and white photography. By the time I had finished the three rooms spanning 40 or 50 years I was hooked. He is such a good photographer and I will have to go back some time to see the exhibition again. After this we wandered around the Sydney biennial, including wandering an exhibit in black cloth covered viewing platforms. Afterwards we went to Bill and Tony's for dinner. All in all a very good evening.

Entry Hall

Sleeping Beauty Mac Browsing

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Burned Food

Well I have been cooking this meal for many years, but last night, for the first time in so long I cannot remember I completely got it wrong. Smoke filled the house, the smoke detector did not go off, even though there was a foot thick layer of smoke directly underneath it. I mush have pressed a wrong button on the oven, do not know if I made the time too long or the heat too high.

The house still smells of smoke.

Burned chicken

Friday, July 14, 2006

Views and Vertigo

The other day I was driving over the Gladesville Bridge and saw the lovely view so I decided to stop to take some photos. The bridge is over 100 feet above the water and I suffer from vertigo. So I walked up to the edge, stuck my camera though the fence and took some shots of Sydney Harbour, the city and the bridge. I think it was worth it in the end.

Gladesville Bridge
Gladesville Bridge.

Sydney Harbour
View of the harbour.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
View of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Click on the images to see my other photos.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Italy wins the world cup.

Well, I was on my way to bondi junction this morning to visit the dentist. I was driving along the road I normally travel to work along, through upmarket and leafy Haberfield when I noticed cars tooting their horns. As I progressed down the road there was more tooting. Then I saw a flag and thought, well I guess that means that Italy won the world cup. The traffic was much worse in the Habberfield and Lichardt shopping streets as the Italian fans drove up and down the main street. There was quite a carnival atmosphere. So cool.

Italy wins the world cup celebrations Italy wins the world cup celebrations

More photos.