Various lockdown hacks and escapes — 69 — revisiting old haunts October 2011

The third and last from ten years back — a train trip to Sydney and Surry Hills, Oxford Street and old friends.

Train sequences — people watching to pass the time

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Crown Street Surry Hills:

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On Oxford Street:

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Ray outside the Midnight Shift
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Sirdan and Ray, Midnight Shift

Various lockdown hacks and escapes — 55 — enjoying last September’s crop

We were in a comparatively happy space last September, pre-Delta Variant! I was still shopping freely and going to the clubs three times a week. On the blog I reposted a lot of pictures — go there to see them all. Today I select a few just as a nice break from the past few rather heavy posts.

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Some other July days in the past decade or so… A photo post

Looking through my archive for July 2016 I see retrospectives that are worth selecting from. So here are some, nothing too heavy.

Posted on July 13, 2009

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Passing parade — Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

Posted on July 24, 2009

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Cornstalk Bookshop, Glebe — owner Paul Feain at the freebies table…

Posted on July 11, 2010

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Sunday lunch — Trinity Bar, Surry Hills

Posted on July 14, 2011

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On Wollongong City Beach looking towards Port Kembla.

Posted on July 19, 2011

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Lunch at The Diggers Club.

Posted on July 27, 2011

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Wollongong Harbour.

Posted on July 20, 2012

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Lunch at the Steelers Club — the club and the neighbourhood are totally changed since then!

Posted on July 13, 2013

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A rare sighting of Michael Xu in Wollongong, at the back entrance to Illawarra Grammar School in fact.

Posted on July 29, 2014 

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From my window, Mount Kembla on the left.

Posted on July 11, 2016

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Lunch with Chris T at Ziggy’s House of Nomms, which included two treats especially, the first being a sencha tea delicately scented with flowers. Lovely. The second we tried because we didn’t know what it might be, but it turns out to be a thing! Taiwan Taco Gua Bao.

Photos tagged “street shots” — 5

A VERY broad category in my photoblog 2008-2013. Enjoy. Fifth of five, going today to Surry Hills and Belmore Park 2009-2010. 

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And now something really special, that I can claim no credit for. It dates from 2014, so pre-tram and pre-COVID — so it is pretty much the Surry Hills I lived in 1992-2010. There are some lovely images in this. Credit to Carlos Carlozie.