February 2013 theme day–Umbrellas

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Note the Sydney Boys High brolly in the bottom picture – still going strong after seven years.

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FJ Holden beside the Yum Yum Cafe

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Surely the archetypal Australian car 1953-57.

Mind you, at the time my family seems to have spurned the FJ – and I recall finding (on the few occasions I rode in one as a kid) that they tended to make me carsick…

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Standard Vanguard Spacemaster and Austins – our mob in 1955. Not an FJ in sight.

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2012

Here is the December collage.

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Top posts this year have been:

  1. Home page / Archives 5,087 views in 2012
  2. Shellharbour 2 – Beverley Whitfield Pool 127
  3. Corner of Goulburn and George Streets, Sydney 125
  4. The amazing Surry Hills Library 1 112
  5. 2012 96
  6. St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Wollongong — 3 94
  7. The ultimate old photos post 93
  8. Paddy’s Market to Ultimo 2 – the markets 93
  9. Small Buddhist temple 3 89
  10. Wollongong–Boxing Day sales crowds, but not on Boxing Day 68
  11. Old Illawarra: mystery scans from my family archives 67
  12. Illawarra Flame Tree — Brachychiton acerifolius 66
  13. Waiting for Jack Vidgen — 1 65
  14. Old haunt derelict now 64
  15. 2009 Mardi Gras Fair Day 4 – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 62
  16. Volcanic eruption in Australia ’3000 years overdue’! 58
  17. Old court house, Wollongong — 2 57
  18. Lunch at The Hellenic Club, Figtree 54
  19. Revisiting Surry Hills: The Shakespeare Hotel and Devonshire Street 52
  20. The Carrington Hotel, Bourke Street 50
  21. Mount Keira 50

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At City Beach – these skateboarders just had a bit of advice about road safety…

You can view this blog’s Annual Report.

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 12,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 20 years to get that many views.

In 2012, there were 392 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,226 posts.

The busiest day of the year was August 1st with 156views. The most popular post that day was August Theme Day: numbers–Church Street Wollongong.