Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Past Sydney: People

Waiting at the traffic lights and watching people cross in front of me, I wondered what someone from 1918 or even 1818 transported to today would think of the appearance of today’s men, women and children. Would we be as shocked if we were transported to 2118 or 2218? 

Here's a look at some past Sydney scenes and people.

Wattle Day, Sydney, 1935. 

Children in Sydney slums, 1949 

A family forced to become cave dwellers during the depression, near Kurnell, New South Wales, 1930s. 

Mark Foy's Department store in Liverpool St, Sydney at Christmas, 1959. It is now the Downing Centre court complex. 

Liverpool St, Sydney in 1930. Same steps as above. 

Milkman's horse and cart in fog in Martin Place, Sydney, 1949. 

George Street, Sydney, date unknown 

Dole queue at Harold Park during the Great Depression, Sydney, 1932 

Electric trams on King Street, Sydney CBD, c. 1900. 

Entrepreneur Quong Tart outside his luncheon grill room in George Street, Sydney, 1891. Tart, who lived in Ashfield, opened tea rooms and eateries so Australian women could socialise away from hotels. 

Suffragettes, Sydney, 1892. 

Circular Quay, Sydney, 1880s. 

Street scene, Sydney, 1885 

Children, Sydney slums, 1949 

Armistice Day, the Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney, 1934 

An original Anzac and his family evicted from their Redfern home into the street during the Depression, 1929. 

Visiting American women's jazz band "Ingenues", Central Station, Sydney, late 1920's 

Women medical students, University of Sydney, 1897. 

Five women in Hyde Park, Sydney,  c1939 

Horse-Drawn Omnibus, at Circular Quay, Sydney, ca.1900

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Thought for the Day

Readers Write and Clever Business Names

Readers Write:

From Kara O in response to the collection of haiku: 

Fresh air. Too bright sun.
Restless. Haunted. Fingers twitch.
Keyboard. Daily fix! 

That's all. Say no more.
Woman of few words today.
Otto strikes again. 

Thanks. Kara 

From Steve M, in response to the collection of feelgood moments: 

Today’s Bytes, 
In a word, beautiful. 
In two words, congratulations Otto 
In three words, really powerful stuff 

Thanks, Steve. 

From Tobye P in response to the same post: 

You made me cry Otto-but in a good way! 
Paul Harvey specialized in this kind of reporting-there is much good in the world-but sometimes it gets crowded out by all the bad news. It’s important to note that it goes the other way too. 
Thanks so much for sharing-looking forward to more heart-warmers! 
Regards, Tobye 

Thanks, Tobye.

Some more tomorrow.

20 of . . .  Clever Business Names:

Leo sent me an email with a collection of witty business names. Here are 20 of Leo’s, more to come from other sources as well . .