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Random Street Shots and The Constalk Bookstore in Glebe

I started from Glebe and was wandering around the Harbour side. Random street photos here.

By the way when I was at the Glebe, I stopped by The Cornstalk Bookstore which sells mainly rare/antique/used books. As I found out a bit later, the owner of the bookstore is selling the building so they are in the middle of packing although the clerk doesn't know where it's going to be.

I really do hope they will open the store somewhere else as the place has such a great nostalgic atmosphere. It's kinda sad to see all those moving boxes around.

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p.s: I bought a copy of a photobook, 'Madagascar' by Gian Paolo Barbieri. I was really happy as I not only found a fantastic photobook, but also discovered an even more fantastic photographer.

Dunlop Slazenger Factory Continues - No More Paper Work

After you have done this amount of paper work, it's probably a good time to say, "Okay, I'm done with this". I would say, "Yes, I think you've done enough". That's all, what a mess it was ...

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Glebe Street Fair - Rainy Edition

It's been already a year since I went to Glebe Street Fair in 2012. Honestly I'm not a big fan of various street fairs as most of them are nothing more than an overly commercialised market place. However, I do find Glebe Street Fair more attractive than others and it must have been due to the location itself, Glebe Point Rd, which has a variety of cafes, restaurants, bookstores and other shops that I like.

Unfortunately, when I made a quick visit this year, the weather wasn't helping at all. Probably the worst weather condition for this kind of street festival. All the bands were playing very good without much audience and the shop owners looked disappointed by the number of people turned up.

But still there were people who found some excitement and trying to make the best out of it. It was still fun for me although it was a little bit wet.

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Dunlop Slazenger Factory - Urban Decay

Last weekend I had a chance to visit the abandoned Dunlop factory in Alexandria, Sydney. It's a quite famous place for its graffitis and eerie atmosphere after not being used for more than 20 years. Such a fantastic place for photography for sure and even better when it rains like the day I visited.

The whole place looks as if the special effects team from Hollywood just finished building to shoot the party scene for drug dealers. The type of place where Jesse Pinkman would hide from Walter White. It was amazing to see that this kind of place actually exists other than the cliché gangster movies.

Definitely fun place to visit although I wouldn't go there at night, or all by myself. It's officially closed, but it's not that closed. So when you have a chance, have a visit and be safe.

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Street Pussy

Running into a street cat while shooting on the street is not really new for me. However, meeting two photo-friendly cats on the same day is not very common.
Whenever I see a black cat, it reminds me of the short novel, 'The Black Cat' by Edgar Allen Poe, which is the shameful trauma of mine as I read it very young, and it really terrified me at the time. Although in reality all the black cats I've met were nice little cutties and none of them was remotely close to the mysterious omniousness. As a matter of fact the stupidest cat I ever known is almost black :)
Anyway, so this black cat was cautious enough to keep the distance, but wasn't very shy of the camera.
And this is the aggressive attention seeker that is determined to get what it wanted. Even after it strode towards me with the grumpy-looking face, this pussy had an intensive purring session on my fingers. Hahaha.

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Trip to Canola Fields - Addicted To That Yellow

Recently I had a trip to Cowra Shire located in Central NSW, 310km drive due west from Sydney, which is famous for its beautiful canola fields. It was my first visit to the town and that yellow colour shown in front of my eyes was just mesmerizing. So here we go.

This trip was organised by the club, Sydney Korean Photographic Society and I had a chance to learn a lot from many talented landscape photographers. Wonderful time I had and it really made me want to buy SUV :) Although I love my poor Toyota Corolla, but mate, you are just not good enough for the country town. 

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The Cherry Blossom Festival

The photos from the festival held at Auburn Botanical Garden in Sydney.

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