#1 La Traviata trip

Lost my camera for a while so late uploading these pix from March. But hindsight allows me to say that this was my best night in Oz so far, followed by #2 below. The setting was exquisite and the staging included fireworks, the chorus as revellers arriving by boat and flying fox bats whizzing overhead (seen by day in the Botanical Gardens here, for the last time as they have been sonically evicted in recent weeks for chewing up the trees and plants). An entirely excessive evening in a spirit I am coming to see is Sydney’s own.

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#2 Sydney vivid

My pic is a pathetic record from last weekend of a glorious transformation of the Sydney Customs House into a whole city – the video link is better if it works. Smart and beautiful. Also saw a couple of movies in the Film Festival , thanks to Jane (we had oysters on the harbour after one!) including one in the fab deco State Theatre (see pic) – this one’s for Kate

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