Saturday, 30 September 2006

Monday, 18 September 2006

I Love Beijing Tiananmen

"I Love Beijing Tiananmen", this is the title of a well-known Chinese nursery rhyme, especially for those people like me who born in China before 1970s. Tiananmen is a symbol for China, as the Opera House for Australia.

On 18 September 2005, one year ago today, I took the following night scene of Tiananmen while standing at the west of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. That day was also the Mid-Autumn Festival in the Chinese lunar calendar. We, two workmates and I, just flew back to Beijing from Urumqi, after attending the workgroup conference of GB/T 19668, a set of Chinese national standards specialising on auditing and monitoring information system.

Canon IXUS 50, F/4.9, 0.6 sec, Exp +2 step, ISO 50, 21:24, 18 September 2005.
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Yesterday, as I mentioned in my last post, I took a picture of Sydney Opera House while on the Harbour Bridge. It was a coincidence that I recorded two symbolized buildings of two countries just at the beginning and the end of a one year time period.

Sunday, 17 September 2006

On the Harbour Bridge

This morning, I initially intended to go to Circular Quay by train then go to the State Library, but I got on a wrong train which stops at Millson Point after Wynyard, not Circular Quay. When I found that the train was passing over Sydney Harbour Bridge, I realized this.

I got off at the Millson Point Station. It was a very nice day. The sky was brilliantly blue. So I just walked back to Circular Quay over the Harbour Bridge, and took the following pictures:

Opera House, Circular Quay, Sydney CBD and The Rocks
Canon IXUS 50, F/5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO 50, 11:53, 17 September 2006.
(Six parts of this picture available in original scale, see the links in this post)

You might have noticed that, among the several white boats roaming on the water in Sydney Cove, there is a speeding bright-yellow boat toward to the Harbour Bridge at right. It is a Yellow Water Taxi, just like those running on the water in New York Bay, New York. This kind of taxi boats is operated by Yellow Water Taxis, the "Australia's Most Experienced Water Taxi Company".

The east walkway of Sydney Harbour Bridge
Canon IXUS 50, F/5.6, 1/256 sec, ISO 50, 11:55, 17 September 2006.

Sydney CBD: Traditional vs Modern Buildings

A modern building (for lease) beside the MLC Centre at Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/400 sec, ISO 50, 16:20, 17 September 2006.

Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/250 sec, ISO 50, 16:23, 17 September 2006.

The Susannah Place

What's it? Does it look like a common house in China's rural areas? :-)

In fact, it is a histoic museum, Susannah Place Museum, built in 1844, "located in the heart of The Rocks, one of Sydney's oldest areas and arguably the most appealing part of the city to tourists."

The Susannah Place 1844
Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/320 sec, ISO 50, 12:12, 17 September 2006.

I found a picture of the musuem at here. I reckon its composition and effect is much better than mine above. I will try taking another photo of the building later from the view of the Flockr one's.

Friday, 15 September 2006

The beautiful Xinjiang

KANASWhere was I today in 2005? Kanas! Time flies.

Kanas is a very small town located at the most north-west corner of China, the heart of the Altay Mountains in Xinjiang Autonomic Region of the country. and bordering Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.

(to be continued)

Tuesday, 12 September 2006

Medina Executive Sydney Central

Canon IXUS 50, F/4.9, 1/125 sec, ISO 50, 13:45, 12 September 2006.

Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/640 sec, ISO 50, 13:47, 12 September 2006.

Sydney City Library

Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/3 sec, ISO 50, 16:18, 12 September 2006.

Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/5 sec, ISO 50, 16:24, 12 September 2006.

Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 2/5 sec, ISO 50, 17:22, 12 September 2006.

Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/13 sec, ISO 50, 17:29, 12 September 2006.

Monday, 11 September 2006

Lotus leaf in Daming Lake

Which one do you like?

A piece of lotus leaf floating in the Daming Lake, Jinan, China
The original photo (the left one) taken by Yao, Xiang
Canon DC 40, F/2.8, 1/90 sec, ISO 100, 12:27, 9 September 2006 (Beijing Time)

Tuesday, 5 September 2006

The Sunday Tour - Meadowbank to Bondi

The Flemington Station
Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/500 sec, ISO 50, 13:17, 3 September 2006.

A memorial fountain in Meadowbank
Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/500 sec, ISO 50, 14:09, 3 September 2006.

The Opera House from Sydney Cove
Canon IXUS 50, F/3.5, 1/640 sec, ISO 50, 16:09, 3 September 2006.

A blue glass skyscraper at Circular Quay
Canon IXUS 50, F/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO 50, 16:22, 3 September 2006.

The Bondi Beach at sunset (the north view)
Canon IXUS 50, F/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO 50, 17:22, 3 September 2006.

The Bondi Beach at sunset (the west view)
Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO 50, 17:33, 3 September 2006.

The Bondi Beach at evening (the south view)
Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1 sec, ISO 50, 18:07, 3 September 2006.

Inside the Tom Thumbs Fish & Chips and its founder Les Mill
Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/8 sec, ISO 50, 18:37, 3 September 2006.

Friday, 1 September 2006

The heritage Post Office at Martin Place

The original Sydney General Post Office (GPO), built in 1887, located adjacent to the pedestrian plaza Martin Place, between George Street and Macquarie Street, alisted as one of the most significant heritage building in New South Wales, Australia, now refurbished as a Westin Hotel and Macquarie Bank office tower.

Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1 sec, ISO 50, 20:42, 1 September 2006.