Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Windy Weather

Spring in Sydney brings very changeable and unpredictable weather. Yesterday was supposed to be a hot day, ending with thunderstorms in the late afternoon. As days went, it was warm and cloudy, but not hot. The storms, when they came, brought us a little rain, but not much else. It looked menacing on the way home, but a few drops of rain and a little wind was all we got.

Later in the night it was a different story. The wind howled around as it rattled everything in it's path, and the rain came tumbling down. Everything was safe though, or so I thought.

This morning when I went to go out, I found this birds nest on my back lawn. There were three nests  in the neighbour's gum tree, and on closer inspection it was the kurrawong's nest that was missing. The two crow's nests at the very top of the tree were both still there.

On close inspection again, I could see two baby kurrawongs sitting in the tree. Babies because their tail feathers are not very long. I only managed to get one baby in the photo though, and he is being protected very well by one of his parents. I am not sure how well they can fly yet, I will watch and observe.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Marty's Shrine

Marty's Shrine was the next stop on our shortened tour, and this was the impressive gateway into the grounds. We were only here for a short while, so we were going to make the most of out time.

Roof Decoration

This was a roof of one of the buildings we passed on our way to the next part of our tour. We have to remember that we are now in Taiwan, and the roof decorations are so similar, if not the same, as those that we saw in Japan. I have found it interesting how details can carry from one country to another, and have been doing so for thousands of years.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Another Gusrdhouse

This building would have told me what this complex was all about. There were signs, notices and badges all depicting what this area was, it was such a shame I couldn't read them. We were still behind on our tour so no time to stop and ask anyone either. There were still lots of guards present so my theory of something important still stands.

Friday, October 9, 2015


This structure was in the same vicinity as the guardhouse and the monument of my previous posts. The fact that it contains planes, leads me to believe that the area is military of some kind. It could have been a museum of some kind, but we had just come from one of those, and there were no people around except for our tour. Not an air base either, as there wasn't enough space for an air field, nor were there any full sized planes in view. Still at a loss as to what the are is, but this structure is interesting.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Guardhouse?

We were still on our way to our next stop of our tour when we passed this building. I have a funny feeling it was a guardhouse to something important, though to what, I am not quite sure

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Taipei - Street Monument

We were on our way to our next stop on our tour of Taipei, and passed this monument along the way. I would have liked to stop and get a closer view, but we were already running way behind schedule.

I am also not sure what the monument is, something to do with war I think.