Orphanage abandoned after 66 years of operation

Just off the main road through Goulburn NSW, you turn into a quiet road that leads you up an uneven street for a short distance before stopping before No 52 Mundy Street on your left.  In the peak of a NSW Summer, the ground is sparsely covered with barely a blade of grass that ordinarily…

An acapella African thunderstorm like no other

The Angel City Chorale based in Las Angeles performs an acapella rendition of Toto’s Africa that will make you cry, reminisce and sing at the same time.  As you listen you find yourself shedding a silent tear at the sheer beauty of the performance whilst swaying to and fro from the tranquil melody, and smiling…

Graveyard of a different kind at Homebush Bay, Sydney Olympic Park

On the banks of the Parramatta River at Homebush Bay, you’ll find yourself gaping in wonder as you gaze upon 1140 tonnes of a beautiful rusted steel-hulled steam collier,  a mere few meters from where you’re standing on the bank.  The SS Ayrfield, one of the four shipwrecks that currently reside permanently in a state…

Tattoo …. Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Tattoo….You?.” Had I acted upon this desire in my youth, my mother would have literally scalded me with words no young lady should be privy to (and thankfully I never confessed to being a lady), compliments of growing up with my father, to which I am eternally grateful…

Sydney Olympic Park – more than you imagined

This week in Sydney Revealed, Sydney Olympic Park. To most, Sydney Olympic Park, located 16km’s from the Sydney CBD is associated with the 2000 Summer Olympics.  But in truth, this facility has gone from industrial wasteland, brickworks and abattoir to international sporting fixtures, waterfront residential living, bird sanctuaries, commercial development, bike and walking trails and a…

Hidden Gem in Sydney’s Lane Way – Suspended Birdcages

This week in Sydney Revealed, we visit a hidden gem tucked away in a lane way. In the heart of the Sydney CBD, just off George Street, you step into a laneway called Angel Place, paved with square stone-like brickwork, amidst a concrete jungle of cold cement in various forms.  You’re engulfed by two tall…

Always Something There to Remind Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Always Something There to Remind Me.” “A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place.  Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why?” Having one’s iPhone on shuffle, getting through 4,500 songs, every so often Cheryl Crow will eventually serenade…