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

Sunday lunch — Trinity Bar, Surry Hills

Posted on July 14, 2011

On Wollongong City Beach looking towards Port Kembla.

Posted on July 19, 2011

Lunch at The Diggers Club.

Posted on July 27, 2011

Wollongong Harbour.

Posted on July 20, 2012

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

Posted on July 13, 2013

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

Posted on July 29, 2014 

From my window, Mount Kembla on the left.

Posted on July 11, 2016

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.

Looking back ten years from the start of winter 2021 — 2

This is the second of two posts of selections from my June 2011 photo blog. This time I focus on Wollongong Harbour.

Words have been unnecessary for these — but study this one and see the harmony we so often achieve in this wonderful (at its best) multicultural Wollongong — and Australia. A pox on all who would undermine this!

August 2010 and I explore Wollongong

Free ride to and from Wollongong

The rail union pulled the kind of strike most of us like yesterday: free rides.


At Central Station – walk on through!

North Wollongong Beach in winter — 1


North Wollongong Beach in winter — 2

The flotation belt on this lifesaver tribute made me slightly uncomfortable. Looks like something else…


North Wollongong Beach in winter — 3



North Wollongong Beach in winter — 4


Wollongong through the eyes of others

Some selected videos of my area. Broadly defined as some include Shellharbour and Kiama. But first an old one of mine. This video has pics from my first three months back in The Gong (2010). And my favourite Chinese music.

Now a lovely vid — not mine — that includes the Kiama blowhole. Visitors love our sea coast.

You see quite a bit of Wollongong Hospital in this next one — and of the town. Filmed in 2019. Again not mine.

Finally a view from above (2016).

Let’s repost some soothing images from my photo blog….

I just did my venting about US/China relations on Facebook — friends and relatives only! There is a link though in the sidebar, but you’ll have to be friended before you can see my posts.

OK — I feel cleansed by all that Facebooking. Now for the pics. They’ve all been here before — but why not? I won’t bother with links or explanations, except that they are all around Wollongong.