Opera House at Dusk – Part 3

You couldn’t forget that you’re surrounded by water at Bennelong Point, but after dark, water became mysterious, even forebidding.

Opera House at dusk

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.

Opera House at dusk

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.

Opera House at dusk

Opera House at Dusk – Part 1

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.

Opera House at dusk

There was a lot of construction work going on the foreshore. They’re fixing up the car park apparently.

Opera House at dusk

Of course, the Bridge was its wonderful luminous self.

Opera House at dusk

Birthday Dinner – Part 2

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.

Dinner at Aria

Hubby had lamb from the Moran’s family farm, which was succulent and sweet.

Dinner at Aria

The side of green vegetables were an imaginative mix of braised broccolini, snow peas and kale.

Dinner at Aria

And the desserts were absolutely wonderful. Hubby had a study in Valrhona chocolate, hazelnuts, honeycomb and sherbet.

Dinner at Aria

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.

Dinner at Aria

Birthday Dinner – Part 1

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.

Dinner at Aria

Opera House at dusk

Soon after we sat down we were served these tartlets of gorgonzola cheese and toasted nuts.

Dinner at Aria

We favoured seafood for our entrees. I had a marvelous spanner crab mayonnaise, but the scallops that Hubby had was the winner.

Dinner at Aria

Park Study – Part 1

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.

Lunch time at Hyde Park

Lots of nice highlights and shadows now that it’s March. I really like how everything is so lush after the weekend’s rain.