Thursday, October 09, 2008

15 Sep 2008: The evening

After the trip to St Leonards, I took an evening nap when I reached the hotel. The nap was a necessity that helped me feel better.

When I woke up at about slightly close to 8 p.m., the food court at Market City that was nearby the hotel was closing for the day. I ended myself up eventually at Dixon House Food Court, located along 80 Dixon Street.

After much contemplation, I ordered the Bamboo, Mixed Vegetables with Rice from the Jack's Chinese Kitchen stall. I wasn't very hungry, but needed some food to give me some energy. After my trip, when I showed my maternal grandmother the photo of my dinner for 15 Sep 2008, she remarked that the dinner looked good. The truth is that the ingredients were indeed quite fresh, and the dish would be perfect if the chef had not been overly generous with his use of salt.

Anyway, I bought myself a glass of fresh soya bean milk, and it saved the night. It was deliciously fresh, and just the right taste. It also helped to wash away the effect of the generous serving of salt found in the Bamboo, Mixed Vegetables dish.

Dixon Street is just about 15 minutes leisure stroll from Darling Harbour. I have heard about the beauty of the Darling Harbour in the evening, and I decided I shall go there and take a look. The evening skies of Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay are beautiful indeed. I was glad that I had brought a mini-tripod along and could use it to enable me to hold the camera steadily enough to capture the beauty of the evening scenes.

Imagine that there's a lovely, gentle breeze when one sits down at Cockle Bay. Generally, it feels peaceful to be there even though there's jazz music from the nearby food and pub establishment.

Savour the beauty of the night skies for now.

Cockle Bay, near Darling Harbour.

Looking towards Darling Harbour.


Doreen said...

We also got Dixon St here! lol By the way, the bamboo taste ok? I don't normally order bamboo here, coz' taste a bit weird. I think the bamboo they use here are from can one. Not fresh.

oceanskies79 said...

Doreen: I suspect that Commonwealth Nations may have a lot of streets and roads with similar names. I won't be surprised to know that there's a Dixon St in New Zealand as such. :)

If I realised that the bamboo are from the cans, maybe I won't have ordered the dish.

Have a good weekend.

mistipurple said...

a bit like boat quay scenery at night, with the jazz pub nearby.

oceanskies79 said...

Misti: I am awfully biased. It may seem like Boat Quay, but it is not. Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour just felt so much more spacious, and quieter.

Well, Cockle Bay will lack the familiar clock-tower of Victoria Concert Hall and the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, which I would get to see from Boat Quay.

The two places are just simply different. :)