Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is surely one of the most iconic buildings in par with the Eiffel Tower. For our first trip in Australia I select Sydney as our first landing point not to miss it.

If you stay close to Circular Quay the building is always in view.

I am not going to copy wikipedia but quickly the building was the work of danish architect  Jørn Utzon and was opened in 1973.

If you walk around the Rocks market during the week end you can see some vintage shots of the construction which are quite interesting.

We took the tour to visit the building which I highly recommend, but be warned, I find it pricey at 34$ per adult.

On top of having a guide that tells you the story of the building and describe its architecture, you can see some of the show rooms and inner pieces or architecture.

Definitely one of the nicest views is from Harbor Bridge.

M262-90mmF2.8

All shots with the Leica M262 and M6 for the Black and White picture.

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Sydney Opera House

39 Syed Alwi Road – Singapore

Shop houses 39 to 45 on Syed Alwi Road in jalan Besar Area in Singapore are undergoing a massive renovation.

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Camera::Hasselblad 500CM
Lens:Planar 80mmF2.8
Film::Kodak Portra 400ISO
 

The smallest hairdresser in town and the old bike repair shop are now gone and a boutique hotel will rise in the renovated building. A part of my Singaporean playground is going away it seems.

 

Wild Style
Wild Style

Camera::Leica IIIC
Lens:Jupiter 8 35mmF2.8
Film::Kodak Tri-x400
 

The old repair shop
The old repair shop

Camera::Nikon F
Lens::50mmF1.4AIS
Film::Kodak Tri-x400
 

The old repair shop
The old repair shop

Camera::Leica M4
Lens:Summilux 50mmF1.4
Film::Kodak Tri-x400
 

The trishaw
The trishaw

Camera::Nikon D700
Lens:Nikkor 85mmF1.8D

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Cannes (France) Destruction of the old Hospital

The old hospital is being destructed; I made a few shots of the “destruction site” on a bright sunny day.

The 17-35 and polarizing filter made wonder (to my taste), I love the colors.

On the building itself, I don’t know much, it was built after WWII, my dad worked on some of the iron fences that were surrounding it. I always loved the late Art-Deco/Modernist side or it. Another landmark on the go…

I had the pleasure to spend a few days there around 2006, and the inside was in urgent need or renovation. Some rooms probably had sea view, some a distressing view on Cannes cemetery

Not many people were working at  the destruction; I had a discussion with this young chap, who apologized for not being able to let me inside… thanks anyway mate.

 

Cannes (France) Destruction of the old Hospital

Nepalese Woman carrying bricks – Patan – Nepal

Nepalese Woman carrying Bricks - Patan - Nepal

This was in Patan south west of Kathmandu, on the Durbar Square; three women were working on a part of the palace that is under renovation. Two carrying bricks and one loading their baskets.
This picture lack sharpness, probably she moved a bit or I shook my camera; however I like it very much. I like the tiredness of the face, I like the feminine touch of the necklace and the watch. Damn if only if only it could have been sharper!

Camera: NikonD700
Lens: Nikkor 80-200 mm f2.8D
Processing: LR3+PS Elements 4.0

Nepalese Woman carrying bricks – Patan – Nepal

100.000 – One hundred thousand

Site under construction

My account reached one hundred thousand (100000) views on Flickr this week, probably nothing to be too proud about, surely a big part of it have not even been seen. But yet, some have, so thank you flickr.

“Site Under Construction”, at Marina Bay Financial Center (MBF) in Singapore.

On the way to my new office MBF Tower 2, the construction continues. Tower 3, maybe 4 ? I don’t know – don’t care really. But nice shot opportunities.

Camera:Nikon D700
Lens:Tamron 28mmf2.5 Adaptall 2 (aka the infamous)
Processing:LR3+PS Elements 4.0

100.000 – One hundred thousand