Saturday, July 02, 2011

10 May 2011: Time alone at Circular Quay

10 May 2011 (Tue):

After the lunch, I had wanted to visit the Hyde Park Barracks but I would very much like my mother to enjoy the Magistic Cruise with me too since I think she would prefer a cruise to visiting a museum. As such, I decided to while my time away nearby Circular Quay. My mother liked some rest so she sat on a bench at one of the jetties at Circular Quay. That gave me some time alone and the first instinct was to sketch. It was a relatively quick sketch since the Magistic Cruise would start within an hour's time.

Life around Circular Quay can be described as mesmerising. People were spotted resting leisurely on the ground to bask under the beams of the autumn sun. Nearby, one could enjoy the structural beauty of the Sydney Opera House as well as the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I was feeling very thankful that throughout most of my vacation in Sydney, I had been blessed with good weather.

Seagulls were lovable companions for the people walking past Circular Quay. At times, the seagulls were too attention-seeking. Look at what had happened when this family who was in possession of food became the focal point for a gang of seagulls!

Then again, perhaps this family could be glad that the seagulls seemed to be worshipping every member of the family!

If you were to visit Circular Quay, you know that it will be safe to carry a sketch book. However, if you do not wish to be the centre of attention for the seagulls, please do not carry food with you.

Please also see: My visit to Sydney, May 2011
All the photos on this post were taken using a Canon Digital IXUS 1000HS camera


steph said...

Hi PY :)

It's Steph - 1 half of the couple you met onboard the KTM train on Thursday! :) Just want to say that it's so lovely to meet you... I have been following a couple of your blog posts on tanjong pagar railway station and never did think I would actually be meeting you in person! I'll be working today (in the retail industry so no choice :( ) so wouldn't be able to join you and the team from API. Nonetheless, I'm definitely keen in making a trip to Bukit Brown soon so hopefully, I'll be able to tour the place with an expert like you! :)

Keep in touch.

EastCoastLife said...

So lovely to have a holiday with your Mom. It's going to be a memorable holiday for her.

Could you do a sketch of Sydney Opera House for me?

kyh said...

those seagulls are so cute! i love their kaypohchee-ness! :p

oceanskies79 said...

Hi Steph, thank you for visiting and your comments. Yes, I remember you.

No worries about not being able to join in yesterday. API has kindly put up a free map for members of the public to do their own DIY tour of Bukit Brown, so here is a link to the map for your convenience: map

And I have put up references on my posts (Pt 1, Pt 2) on Bt Brown, and hope these will help anyone who's interested on the subject to get the leads on readings on Bukit Brown.

oceanskies79 said...

EastCoastLife: It was a memorable holiday for my Mom, it seems. Thanks to Tourism New South Wales and SIA for making it possible.

A simple sketch of Sydney Opera House is possible.

oceanskies79 said...

kyh: Yes, the seagulls seem to be everywhere, curious to figure out what human beings are doing. ;)