Friday, April 17, 2015

Home again!



Back safe and sound, and the good news is that I really didn't find the flying experience as nerve-wracking as usual, perhaps I'll even get to the stage where I don't have to pop a pill to board the plane :) It was brilliant to see my son and daughter-in-law and to be there to join in the fun of my granddaughters first birthday party. When in Sydney I cannot resist the beauty of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.. I've watched documentaries about the construction of the bridge and am in awe of the accomplishment. A few different angles here. As the chap above climbing the steps to begin the bridge walk turned and gave me a wave I couldn't help thinking.. I'm sure you can guess what I was thinking :)


For the first time I noticed there were a handful of locks along the bridge walk, one in particular was very moving. Aimee has details over on her post today..


I'm not sure why there was an octopus in Darling Harbour, guess it came up with the sub :)


Our hotel was just five minutes from Darling Harbour and look what I found on the way to breakfast one morning.. a portrait of Jack Mundey by Portuguese artist Vhils, j'adore his work so was pretty thrilled by this discovery..


The main reason I brave the flight twice a year, such a gorgeous wee girl. Here with Aunty Aimee looking out over the waves at Bondi Beach, she was exhilarated by the wind, it was pretty chilly, blowing in her face. Looking forward to catching up with what you've been up to over the last week, happy Friday, take care and stay safe...p.s. sorry about the boring title, it's late :)


36 comments:

  1. It all was worth it . Like all your photos.

    A real baby dolly. Pretty hooded set .

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  2. You will be flying around the world in no time now Grace. Nice snaps of the new family member. Fun shot with the octopus and the sub!

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  3. Yep, you will indeed soon be flying around the world!! Your granddaughter is a precious baby doll indeed!! What a delight!! Thank you so much for sharing these and what a wonderful trip you've had!!! Hope you're ready for a great weekend!!

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  4. Well, the portraits, of course, take the cake. :-)

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  5. Great shots, Grace. What a beautiful young girl you have as a granddaughter. You are a lucky person as well as a fine photographer. Love the octopus on the submarine. Someone has a sense of humor.

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  6. Your granddaughter is both healthy looking and beautiful. How grand to have both in that sweet little body. Glad that your flight was better than expected!

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  7. She's a real cutie, Grace! Glad the flight wasn't too bad. Love the octopus! ;-)

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  8. Good to have you back in action, Grace! I saw Aimee's post, too. Your granddaughter is a cutie!

    And I love the octopus!

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  9. Boy, she is a cutie indeed!

    The octopus is odd... considering that sub looks military!

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  10. Oh goodness, she is so very precious, and wow such beautiful photos. That bridge, oh my way high it would be so scary to look down from where he is! I'm happy you did well on both trips flying, you will master it yet!

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  11. Oh welcome back. Lovely pictures as usual, I have to say the octopus and submarine is great, I've seen a movie many years ago about that...

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  12. Welcome back. That is an interesting bridge, but your Granddaughter is the best.

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  13. Really fabulous shots of the bridge, great art, and a little sweetie! <3 Just lovely, G!


    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  14. Wonderful photo of your granddaughter.

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  15. Your granddaughter is so adorable Grace! Glad you made it back alright. I'm starting to dread the flying I will be doing this summer, but not nearly as much as I usually do.

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  16. She is just lovely. Walking soon, I expect. You seemed to be away for such a short time. The octopus is funny and what a find the Mundey portrait was.

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  17. cool bridge.

    your granddaughter is soooooooooooo adorable.

    welcome home.

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  18. It's been 23 years since we visited Sydney, I think, but I sure remember walking across the bridge.

    Beautiful, beautiful child. And I'm proud of your advanced flying skills. Now you're ready to come to North America.

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  19. A cool series of your Sydney escapade Grace. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. The shots of the bridge are delightfully crisp and the ones with your grand daughter have just the right dash of depth of field. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I can see why you overcome your fears to see that cutie! Grandkids are the best aren't they?

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  21. Welcome home - what a cutie she is. I didn't realize that the bridge was quite so "industrial" while on it. I like it very much. I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise given the overall design.

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  22. Welcome back, I missed you. You have such a cute granddaughter, she looks adorable. And that bridge, you are not planning a walk upside, are you???

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  23. So many beautiful and HAPPY images!
    Happy weekend to you too:)

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  24. Welcome home! Your granddaughter is definitely worth braving the plane ride for!

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  25. Wow, that´s great news, Grace, that you relax more going on a plane!
    I mean, the reason for going twice a year is sure a very cute one! Great you are back :-)

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  26. What a cuuuuuuute baby ♥ ! (the bridge is great too .. :o) )
    This octoppussy made me smile !
    Have a nice week-end !

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  27. Your granddaughter is so cute, a good reason to visit Sydney Grace.
    Great photos of the bridge!

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  28. Welcome back, and what a cute granddaughter you have! Love all your images and also the benches...

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  29. there is a lot of fun art out there now

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  30. Welcome back, glad the flying was better this time, you'll be jetting over regularly now to see your gorgeous grand daughter, she is a little cutie. I like your photos, the octopus is great, someone has a good sense of humour.

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  31. Sydney traffic is a nightmare. I used to drive in it, many years ago and it was bad then. One way streets in the heart of the city are a challenge. The little has such a delightful expression on her face.

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  33. Adorable shots of your little granddaughter! I have a feeling I would be thinking the exact same thing about the guy climbing the bridge. My friends Julie and Dave have done it.....twice! You won't catch me up there.

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  34. Sidney looks like a great place. What a cutie. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  35. What a cutie! Nice to see your granddaughter. I will be practicing my photography on a first granddaughter in about three weeks.

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