Tag Archives: Sydney

Sushi, but only my way

This is awesome. What do you do if your tiny sushi restaurant in Sydney suddenly gains a reputation that makes it impossible to make everyone happy? Well, you start by only allowing in members, and hanging out a sign like this: The restaurant, which is called Wafu and run by chef Yukako Ichikawa, costs around […]

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Squashed Car Art (Sydney)

Strolling along the Rocks in Sydney, and this is what we find. Slightly odd, and you can imagine that of course we would have jumped immediately to the aid of the driver of the car. And then we saw the sign. Phew! Very helpful. I wonder when we will get to a point where they have similar […]

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Surprising Stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Part 2)

When I started writing them all down after our recent trip to Sydney, I realised that there really are just too many stories for one post, so here a continuation and final 4 stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its amazing history. And in case you missed them, click here to check out the […]

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Surprising Stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Part 1)

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an incredible icon, not just of design but also of the truly genius foresight of the man who designed it. Here are some stories I recently heard that I personally find pretty amazing. 1. Incredible planning foresight Picture it like this. The bridge was designed in the 1920’s, and built […]

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The Athena in Sydney Harbour

If you were in Sydney for New Year’s Eve you will not have missed the Athena. Owned by serial entrepreneur perhaps best known for co-founding Netscape, Jim Clarke, the Athena is a clipper-bowed 3 masted Gaff Rigged Schooner (apparently, at least according to this wikipedia entry). There are few man made things that can hold their own […]

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My Awesome DIY Letterbox

When I lived in Sydney, I bought my first home. It was a lovely little cottage, a modest front, and great location near Backwattle Bay in Glebe Point. Narrow, but long enough and somehow large enough to contain 3 bedrooms. I loved it, and I still wish I had not sold it (though keeping it […]

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