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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Holiday fun, more Sydney sketches, by Elaine (jaguarish)
Maybe you'd like to see more of Sydney. The following sketches are centred around Cammeray, in North Sydney.
We stayed in a friend's place which had a huge terrace at tree level, as the hillside dropped steeply away at the back. All kinds of native birds paid us a visit -- cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets, currawongs (sort of a native crow), king parrots -- and I was inspired to do a quick sketch at breakfast one morning.
We were walking distance from a stunning castle shaped bridge. which connects the suburbs of Cammeray and Northbridge. I was initially confused by its name, Suspension Bridge (because it is obviously not!) but found out from the plaque that it was converted from a suspension bridge to its current arrangement. Below is a sketch I did from the Cammeray end on New Year's Eve, with an entertaining stream of partygoers passing through the bus stop I sat in for my sketching session. I also visited the park below the bridge one morning, Tunks Park, which is a beautiful gorge, wild on one end, and groomed at the other in a huge field ending on a boat harbour.