Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.
This pretty little restaurant is at Church Point 32kms north of Sydney and the large outdoor deck is suspended over the Pittwater – my son and his partner took me there for lunch and breakfast whilst I was visiting them in Sydney. The area is very beautiful and fairly quiet with a lovely walk around the water. An idyllic spot to watch the boats glide by. The Waterfront Cafe and Store is where the local residents of Scotland Island – mostly artists, writers and creative spirits – come to chill out, or pick up supplies.
I don’t really take photographs of people unless I am a long way away, it feels intrusive to me, though I do admire other photographers’ street photography. Faces are so fascinating.
I needed to be more to the right to get this face full-on, but then the tree got in the way!
The Rocks area in Sydney is a very interesting area to explore on foot. There are a lot of little cobblestone streets and alleyways in The Rocks and a lot of references to the past era around, in information panels, plaques and art. Each helps explain the site’s history and evoke the past. At the opposite end of The Nurse’s Walk to Suez Canal, the route ends at Globe Street, where you’ll find some amazing street art by contemporary artist Vhils on the stairs up to Harrington Street. He has painted a portrait of Sydney environmental activist, Jack Mundey, who worked to preserve some of Sydney’s built environments too, like Victoria St, Potts Point and other areas in the inner city.