You couldn’t forget that you’re surrounded by water at Bennelong Point, but after dark, water became mysterious, even forebidding.
Whereas during the day the exterior of the Opera House dominates, at night the interior came into its own. With so much detail, it was no wonder that the building took at age to finish.
It wasn’t just the wood and concrete that was fascinating, there were also masses of steel and glass. It gave a new perspective on the Bridge.
It was a lovely hour to be at Bennelong Point. We waited on the steps while the light slipped away, and we weren’t the only ones.
I liked how they had lit this tree in the Botanical Gardens. It helped us ignore all the construction in front of it.
Eventually it got so dark that the people around us were just silhouettes in the night.
We were at the Opera House to watch Neil Finn play, but while we were waiting for the 9pm start it was a perfect time to take some photos of the dusk.
Bennelong Point was certainly a popular place to be on a Friday night.
There was a lot of construction work going on the foreshore. They’re fixing up the car park apparently.
Of course, the Bridge was its wonderful luminous self.
Main course was even more sumptuous. I had fish (a bass grouper) with oysters, samphire and pickled turnips. It was an interesting study in umami and saltiness.
Hubby had lamb from the Moran’s family farm, which was succulent and sweet.
The side of green vegetables were an imaginative mix of braised broccolini, snow peas and kale.
And the desserts were absolutely wonderful. Hubby had a study in Valrhona chocolate, hazelnuts, honeycomb and sherbet.
And I really did enjoy my berry tartlet. The pastry was wafer then and the sorbet inside was wonderful. Oh, and the staff even remembered my birthday. That’s service for you.
It was my birthday last week, and Hubby and I celebrated with dinner and a concert. We dined at Aria, which I’ve never been before. The restaurant was in a surprisingly inconspicuous spot, in what was the busiest tourist corner in the country.
Soon after we sat down we were served these tartlets of gorgonzola cheese and toasted nuts.
We favoured seafood for our entrees. I had a marvelous spanner crab mayonnaise, but the scallops that Hubby had was the winner.
Back at home, I did a little more depth of field tinkering with my babushka dolls.
And I managed to get up close and personal to the beagle to get this scary shot (she’s asleep).
Guess who’s stalking?
These colourful rhinos were all over the city. They seem a bit more threatening than the colourful cows that were around years back.
A leaf on the ground means that autumn has arrived.
As you can see, lots of work with depth of field this week.
This photo by Joan made me wonder about how consumed we’ve become by our phones. This young office worker is a good example. She didn’t seem to notice anyone around her, let alone how nice it was out in the park that lunch time.
You might not have known it from this blog, but I haven’t been feeling too much love for photography lately. Apart from holidays and day walks, it’s been ages since I took out my camera just for the heck of it. So to rekindle some camera love, I’m taking a short course.
I have taken a basic photography course before, but that must be 10 years ago or so now, and since then I’ve hardly been out of my comfort zone (i.e. scenes, landscapes and the like). So over the next little while, I’ll be posting the photos I’m taking as part of the week’s homework. Forgive me if it’s all a bit random.
To start off with, a study of Hyde Park at lunch time.
Lots of nice highlights and shadows now that it’s March. I really like how everything is so lush after the weekend’s rain.