A photographic exhibition at Everglades, Leura on the theme of stillness.
Recently I attended a talk on early photography in Sydney. The focus was on the changing streetscapes of the city from the late 1880s through to the early 1920s. The first photo of Sydney was taken in 1841, and changes in recording technology led to … Continue reading Glimpses of Another Time: Sydney Streetscapes
One of my favourite blogs is Pip Lincoln’s Meet Me At Mike’s. I discovered Pip by chance after hearing her being interviewed on a podcast. At first, I must confess, I thought something like ‘ho hum, another crafty person’ but that was way off the … Continue reading My I Spy: Something Beginning with ‘A’
A Katoomba institution, the Paragon Cafe celebrates its centenary this year. It was established by Zacharias Simos in 1916 when he leased premises in Katoomba Street to start his business. The cafe walls are adorned with friezes including Roman inspired gods and goddesses, and chariots … Continue reading Paragon Cafe, Katoomba
I have a bit of a thing for old places. Places with a history, regardless of whether they are in current use or not. The Australian countryside is host to thousands of ruined and abandoned sites, including places where entire towns have been left to … Continue reading Down in the valley, the valley so low*