People in Sydney | You Never Know What You’ll See

Sydney has won me over in so many ways.  Not only was the temperature absolutely perfect, the city easy to navigate, but I couldn’t put my camera down.  There was so much to photograph and so much to see.  While buildings tell stories of history, people tell far more intimate stories and I’m always interested in imagining what their stories might be.
Wedding couple
Wedding couple

As I was trying to find the best angles in which to photograph Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park, I noticed there was someone else photographing the fountain.  Literally out of nowhere a beautiful wedding couple arrived and as they were setting up the shot, I took a quick picture of the entire scene.  It was such a magical scene and it was like watching Cinderella come to life!

Students wear uniforms in Sydney and each uniform is specific to their particular school.  As we walked around Sydney, we always saw packs of kids in their school uniforms.  No baggy pants, low waists, or short hemlines here.  Everyone was appropriately covered and they didn’t seem bothered by the somewhat antiquated designs.

Sparring in Hyde Park
Sparring in Hyde Park

Walking through Hyde Park, we saw people relaxing, eating, chatting, and yes, even sparring.

Frazer Fountain in Hyde Park
Frazer Fountain in Hyde Park

Looking for a break from the sun to meet up with a friend? Try Frazer Fountain, a Gothic style structure housing a water fountain.  Erected in the 1880’s by Irish born businessman John Frazer, the basin of the water fountain is made of Scottish granite.  Were these people friends, coworkers, tourists?

Window washers in Sydney
Window washers in Sydney

This high wire act on the streets of Sydney with men cleaning the windows of a high rise building didn’t go unnoticed.  Usually I see the platform under, around, or near them, but not here.  These men were the biggest of all risk takers flying over the side of the building all on their own in a freestyle, Cirque du Soleil-type of maneuver.

Waving goodbye from The Rocks
Waving goodbye from The Rocks

The above moment above I captured as people at The Rocks were waving goodbye to passengers on the Celebrity Solstice and is one of my favorites.  There’s one lady waving a white towel and everyone is smiling and waving.  It seemed very old fashioned and nostalgic and I loved every minute of it.  At sail away you don’t normally see people standing by and waving to friends and family.

Do you prefer to take pictures of people, building, flowers, animals?  What’s your favorite?

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