I have been MIA recently, working in Sydney and had a wonderful time even though the only free time I had was from 3pm every day. (Unfortunately I forgot my camera so most of these photos are from my phone).
The view of the city on my walk to work everyday
I have been to Sydney twice before, back in the early 1990s for long weekends (the first was to see Primal Scream in 1992 and the other was to see a Manga exhibition - back in those days not many exciting things happened in my home town so we had to travel 13 hours in a car to see anything decent).
So when my work asked if I was interested in representing them at an education EXPO for 4 days in Sydney I put my hand up ME! ME! PLEEEEAAASE - Woo Hoo! Work was boring so I won't go into that but at the end of each day I walked everywhere and just loved the architecture of Surrey Hills - the Art Deco buildings were stunning and I almost fell into a few puddles and drains straining my neck looking up at their beauty.
Unfortunately all of the photos I took of the Deco buldings refuse to rotate and so this building was the only one I could post - I'm loving the paint work!
Bec from Black Swans Pond tipped me off as to where the Sydney Antique Centre was and I actually became a little catatonic at the size and brilliance of it all and got a headache - but I powered on through the many stalls and found a few items that I fell in love with.
Unfortunately this beauty was too expensive - isn't she divine!
I was also just down the road from Crown Street and a little cluster of vintage shops where I happened across a few more beauties at Strawberry Fields Vintage and met by coincidence someone that used to work for Pop Boutique as did I in the UK, how small the world is. And I got a fab scarf for free just 'cause we knew the same people.
Lovely scarf I picked up at Strawberry Fields Vintage
I so wish to go back again but next time for a week, no work, and enjoy it with Mr Ed.
2 purchases - This hat is pure scultpure and pom pom collar aaahhhh