look up

Look! Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s…

Sydney July 2015 – September 2015 (6 photos)

love is in the air

Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound
And I don’t know if I’m being foolish
Don’t know if I’m being wise
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes.

Love is in the Air, sung by John Paul Young (1977).

Above the Four Seasons Hotel, no less.

And also in the air at the same time was the aroma of coffee, at the Aroma Coffee Festival in 2015. July in the Australian Winter is the time to visit Sydney if that appeals to you.

aroma 33

But if you have a strong sweet tooth, September in the Australian Spring is the time to visit, for the smell of chocolate and sweets is strong wafting through the air.

smooth festival

Because that’s the time for the Smooth Festival of Chocolate.

chocolate fever

dessert in a jar

These photos are from the 2015 Festival. I photographed the 2014 Smooth Festival of Chocolate previously.


And to mark the change of seasons, and the start of the Australian Autumn next week, I’ll be in the air, flying off to Melbourne, with camera in hand. Not sure if I’ll have the time to do a post next week or not.

Leica Etcetera, Photography Etcetera

Something in the Air


67 thoughts on “Something in the Air

  1. Australians certainly love their coffee, no doubt about that judging from your shot of the Aroma Coffee Fest. Looks like a crowd that could rival New Year’s. As someone who likes chocolate, I’m all up to attending that chocolate festival one day πŸ™‚ Happy travels to Melbourne. The weather here is looking pretty good next week. Good timing.

  2. What foodstuffs are in the Mason jars?
    Ha! I was going to harass you about boarding an airplane, Dragon-Guy, but on a second read, you simply mention flying–not airline travel.
    Enjoy your trip no matter HOW you get there. πŸ™‚

  3. This would be my favourite kind of festival – mouthwatering!!β™₯ I wish we had such a festival where I live. We have just about every other kind, but not sweets. We used to have a chocolate factory that made the city smell of chocolate some days. It was slightly sickly, but I really miss it that chocolate air! πŸ˜€

    • A selection of desserts in a jar – a less messy way to eat on the go. Baked cake crust on the bottom, then custard, then fruit & Jelly, then meringue (torched) on the top.

      Sadly this is a quick visit only, and I won’t have time to leave the inner city. The next trip I’ll try to include more touristy things including a vineyard – one at your suggestion.

  4. A chocolate festival? and then in the comments I read of a tea festival? Look what I’m missing out on by not being home! Sydney in September is definely on my list once I ever get back to Aus!

  5. Sydney seems to be the city supremo of festivals, of course it is a great outdoor place and I wonder about that heart. Was it a marriage proposal? Prime your wings LD and watch for drones I’ll look forward to visiting Melbourne with you.

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