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Sydney April 2013 – March 2016 (7 photos)

“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.”

… Dorothy Day, Journalist/Social Activist.

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“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.”

… Fran Lebowitz, Author/Public Speaker.

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“When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life.”

… Monica Bellucci, Actress/Model.

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“I want some more.”

… Charles Dickens, Author.

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โ€œNine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies.โ€

… John Q. Tullius, Artist/Cartoonist.

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“I think Australian food is probably some of the best in the world.”

… Karrie Webb, Australian Golfer.


“Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.”

… Sophia Loren, Actress.

Over at the Weekly Photo challenge, the topic is Dinnertime and we are asked to show a picture of a meal. I thought I’d contribute in my usual way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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99 thoughts on “Food for thought

  1. And very well done on this challenge in your usual way. Everyone looks like they are enjoying their food. Well, except for that guy and his chips…it looks like he spotted your camera sneaking up on him ๐Ÿ˜‰ But sharing is caring, and food is so much more enjoyable with company, as your Monica Bellucci quote shows ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I have always really really really liked the little girl and her spaghetti…that’s such a cool shot.
    On a dragon-food related note: I just read (New York Times, maybe?) that perhaps the best croissants in the world are made in Melbourne. Maybe you could write off a photo excursion there as “research.”

    • That was one of my earliest candids, and I’ve been trying to catch that magic again ever since. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, I have a list and tried a couple when I was there. More saved for the next trip. There’s a fine line between tax deduction and tax rort, but I’m a creative guy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. contesto il fatto che il miglior cibo sia quello australiano…questo credo possa dipendere dal fatto che chi lo dice non รจ mai stato a pranzo in Italia ha ha
    le tue foto e le didascalie..grandiose, come sempre
    buon lunedรฌ

  4. Hello dear Draco, I’ve been far from blogging for a while but I take a look for your pictures. And has always I’ve seen beautiful thing. These place is a gold mine for you and for our eyes. the little girl is so cute, a usual posture for a child but great taken but your hand and cam. Grosse bises and a nice week ahead

    • Thank you so much, Sophie. I spend less time blogging as well. Life gets so busy, but it’s always good to hear from you. I hope everything is going well for you now after last year.

      They haven’t banned me from photographing people in that shopping complex yet, so hopefully, more photos to come. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week too.

      • Yes Life is better for me now :-D. My new job is less stressful , my new house where I am in peace with nature around. The things fall in order.
        I hope they let you enter in that shop yet a long time because you go back with wonderful life pics ๐Ÿ™‚
        Grosses bises

  5. Great set of shots as always – spaghetti girl has always been one of my favourites. Interesting note about Melbourne doughnuts, though I don’t have a sweet tooth ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Lisa. The comment was about croissants, not doughnuts. One has less sugar but more butter than the other. An important difference. LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. LaVagabonde says:

    The second gentleman looks like he prepared to defend his feast with whatever means necessary. Food is both a need and a pleasure. My acupuncturist recently told me that a huge appetite for food (which I have) symbolizes an huge appetite for life.

    • That’s clearly the truth in regards to you, maybe not others. ๐Ÿ™‚ I always defend my hot chips against predators, well at least those older than about 8 years. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. The bloke with the chips and his “balanced diet” is certainly onto you and I love the little girl, I’ve always shied away from eating spaghetti in public, now she has shown me how I may have another go at it…

  8. lol, the guy in the second photo looks like he is almost passing you some more salad ๐Ÿ˜€ I was sure you will come up with a great selection of dinnertime photos from your chocolate box ๐Ÿ™‚ btw, love that quote about 9 out of 10 people loving chocolate lol ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Alex, but that man was eating hot potato chips, and he definitely looked like he was protecting his food. LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes, that chocolate quote is magic! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • it’s not every day that I’m the optimist in a conversation… LOL ๐Ÿ˜€ ok, so he’s passing you the potato chips then and looks worried you don’t want mayo with them ;P it’s the coolest thing when a photo can be seen differently ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you very much. I always like seeing the spaghetti girl and wonder if I can catch such a moment again.
      As you would know, the QVB shots are largely possible due to the massive glass ceiling that you would recall. On sunny days, I do several circuits to make full use of the light. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sophia Loren must have had lot’s of gas from vacuuming her spaghetti ๐Ÿ˜› Hehe! Lovely photo series as always! Amazing what moments you capture and how expressive the portraits are! ๐Ÿ˜€ Love them all!

  10. Ah yes, food, meeting friends and eating out…a favourite of mine! And what money there is to made from us filling our tummies with food we didn’t need, but we enjoyed anyway! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’m guessing the lady with the chocolate didn’t just see you coming, but posed?!! She looks like she likes you!

    I love the way that little girl gets the spaghetti in!! I had spaghetti yesterday evening, tried some made of rice flour. I love pasta, but rarely have any as it seems to pile on pounds on. I’m hoping the gluten free one might not do that – but that could be and illusion. I was all out of practice in the eating, I should have piled it in like that little girl! I did at least remember to inhale it like a vacuum cleaner….haha…very good quote that one! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Food can be a pleasure or a sin. Regardless, it is a necessity so I just enjoy it.

      The lady with the chocolate is the owner of the store. She posed for me, and then I bought all those bars. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      I love spaghetti, but never ever wear a white shirt when doing so. You just know it will end badly. ๐Ÿ™‚

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