Friday, August 15, 2014

A step back in time

It was one of those lovely crisp clear winter days yesterday so hubs and I decided to play tourist in our city and caught the ferry from Manly to Circular Quay.  

My  favourite part of the city is around the Rocks area and I love to meander around the laneways and see what I can find.

Original brickwork which looks like it belongs to a fireplace or oven.

A mural on one of the walls leading into another lane
All of the old buildings have been restored and many turned into eateries and shops.
The photo below is of Cadmans cottage which is the oldest surviving residential building in Sydney.  It was built in 1816  .
And a red phone box is something that I have not seen for more years than I care to remember.    When I was growing up they were a very common sight on street corners - quite often the phones were broken and you had to walk to the next one to make a phone call.   Everyone now uses a mobile phone hence the demise of the phone box.
Tomorrow is supposed to be a wet day so I plan to get in and audition my stash for my next quilt which I had hoped to have had time to do during the week but with such lovely days it is nice to be able to get out and about enjoy them.

Back soon and in the meantime happy sewing.


Liz said...

I love going around the Rocks on the few occasions I get to Sydney.thanks for the trip down Memory lane.Such an interesting place to visit.

Shirlwin said...

Your posting brought back memories of when I moved to Australia. DS and I stayed in an hotel near The Rocks and spent a wonderful day wandering around exploring. The next day we boarded a plane to Perth.