Thursday, May 29, 2008

dinner in Newtown

, originally uploaded by The Department.

we went back to newtown for dinner.

Storms over marrickville

Last time there was a storm, I was unable to take any photos because I did not have a proper tripod. But since then, I have purchased a tripod, so when this storm arrived I was ready. While the storm did not cooperated and locate it self in the best position, I learned lots about how to take photos of lightening.

"Storm over Sydney" by yewenyi [?]
Storm over Sydney

"Storm over Sydney" by yewenyi [?]
Storm over Sydney

"Storm over Sydney" by yewenyi [?]
Storm over Sydney

Storm over Sydney Storm over Sydney

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Well I have always loved Eurovision, long before it became fashionable here in Australia. But this is the first time I headed off to the pub.

On some occasions I am in synch with the Europeans, and others I am not. This time I was only a little in synch. Here is my top 3

  1. Bosnia Herzegovina
  2. Azerbaijan
  3. Ukraine

"Eurovision at the Pub" by yewenyi [?]
Eurovision at the Pub
"Eurovision at the Pub" by yewenyi [?]
Eurovision at the Pub

Sunday, May 18, 2008

SPB Saturday Photo Walk #19

I went on another photo walk, organised by James and some of the SPB photo crew.

"Writing on the wall in Eddy Ave" by yewenyi [?]
Writing on the wall in Eddy Ave

"Surry Hills" by yewenyi [?]
Surry Hills

"Surry Hills" by yewenyi [?]
Surry Hills

"Paddington" by yewenyi [?]

"Edgecliff" by yewenyi [?]

"Kings Cross" by yewenyi [?]
Kings Cross

"Sydney to Sydenham train trip" by yewenyi [?]
Sydney to Sydenham train trip

Monday, May 12, 2008

Na Zdrowie

The subtitle is The spirit of Polish cuisine. I have discussed on several occasions with my Polish work colleagues the idea of going to a Polish restaurant. Originally we considered the one in Auburn at the Polish club. But they always have some reason for not going, like, it won't be like the food made my mum or there is a great schism in Polish society in Sydney between the old and new Poles and they might meet someone from the other side, and heaven forbid, be nice to them. I find this very odd as it never stops them eating Chinese food.

So I organized for a group of much more broadly minded people who actually go out to eat good food to head off to Na Zdrowie. The reviews on the internet were very mixed (1, 2).

For entree, I had a Żurek, white borscht soup. It was excellent. One of the best soups I have tasted. It had subtle flavors but with a little set of delights in the small chunks of sausage. In the european style, it was a thicker soup than the Chinese would make.

For the main, I had the Pierogi, fried dumplings in a mixed filling set. This I found disappointing. It is like a the Mongolian dish, a Polish version of Gyoza with a tomato based sauce. The reviewers raved about it. I found myself wishing I had tried one of the other dishes.

For desert, I had gingerbread cake as they had run out of the Baked Apple dish that I ordered. It was really cake, rather a biscuit and a delight to eat. My only complaint, two pieces were too much after all the food we had already consumed. Interestingly, Wikipedia says that it was traditionally dunked in port. I will have to try this one day.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

the new hose holder

At the NFF I purchased a new hose holder. I finally installed it.

"the new hose holder" by yewenyi [?]
the new hose holder by yewenyi

A week touring around Victoria

Recently I spent a week down in Victoria. I stayed for a while in Seymour and Melbourne, but I took three days to come back via Lakes Entrance, Mount Hotham and Tarcutta. Here is a selection of shots

"the horse with no name" by yewenyi [?]
the horse with no name

"Taemas Bridge" by yewenyi [?]
Taemas Bridge

"Army Museum Bandiana" by yewenyi [?]
Army Museum Bandiana

"167 Arthurton Road Northcote" by yewenyi [?]
167 Arthurton Road Northcote

"Seymour Bushland Park" by yewenyi [?]
Seymour Bushland Park

"mill wheel" by yewenyi [?]
mill wheel

"owl" by yewenyi [?]

"William Ricketts Sanctuary" by yewenyi [?]
William Ricketts Sanctuary

"Puffing Billy" by yewenyi [?]
Puffing Billy

"Ricketts Point" by yewenyi [?]
Ricketts Point

"Bollards" by yewenyi [?]

"Brighton Beach" by yewenyi [?]
Brighton Beach

"Albert Park" by yewenyi [?]
Albert Park

"Victoria Markets" by yewenyi [?]
Victoria Markets

"White Lotus Restaurant" by yewenyi [?]
White Lotus Restaurant

"Walhalla Railway" by yewenyi [?]
Walhalla Railway

"Thomson Dam" by yewenyi [?]
Thomson Dam

"Jim Peterson's Lookout" by yewenyi [?]
Jim Peterson's Lookout

"latrobe valley - making clouds" by yewenyi [?]
latrobe valley - making clouds

"Grass Fence" by yewenyi [?]
Grass Fence

"Lakes Entrance" by yewenyi [?]
Lakes Entrance

"The stony creek railway bridge" by yewenyi [?]
The stony creek railway bridge

"Connor's Hill" by yewenyi [?]
Connor's Hill

"Omeo" by yewenyi [?]

"Dinner Plain" by yewenyi [?]
Dinner Plain

"chair lift" by yewenyi [?]
chair lift

"Tawonga Gap" by yewenyi [?]
Tawonga Gap

"Hume Highway" by yewenyi [?]
Hume Highway

"Burrinjuck" by yewenyi [?]