Liv Hambrett

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Back in Sydney

One Fine Morning

I am doing a teaching course at the moment that is both incredibly intense and based right in Sydney’s CBD. The former means I have had little time to do much else this past week, except for avail myself of a particular barista’s skills on Clarence St at 10.45 every morning and eat an inordinate amount of muesli bars. The latter means I have been that person who wanders around with their iPhone aimed at everything, taking mediocre pictures and distracting people from the photos’ inherent mediocrity by applying a filter, an art we’re all familiar with and otherwise known as, of course, Instagramming.


Apropos to all of this, Sydney has been having seriously glorious weather these past few days. Hell, the sun has shone every day but two since I got back and coming from a land where the sun shines about as often as the mercury exceeds 35 (so, like, twice a year) that has been an enormous point of joy.


The city, the weather and the iPhone all combined this morning in one spring-in-the-step stretch of time, during which I smiled moonily at all and sundry and photographed every five metres of my walk to school, subsequently – and probably irritatingly – sending each snap to my Twitter account and to SG, who was supportive of each filtered picture. He has to be. He’s coming out here soon and this is my home town. Then I thought, what about all those unlucky souls who don’t follow me on Twitter or Instagram? Wouldn’t they want to see my walk to school this morning?




So here it is.





Isn’t she lovely?


  1. Megan

    30 August, 2012 at 10:25 am

    she certainly is lovely…and i wish i was there right now.

  2. Riayn

    30 August, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Well those photos certainly gave me a big dose of homesickness, especially, strangely, the one of St James station.
    I wish there was a way I could just pop over for a weekend.

    1. Liv

      30 August, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Absolutely, or even a week, it’s all you need to replenish.

  3. dianasschwenk

    30 August, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Gorgeous pictures and so sunshiney there…I could easily love it there!

  4. elatlboy

    30 August, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Great shots! Love just walking around the CBD and Circular Quay.Hope to get back soon. My phone and Instagram are always ready for that next photo opp. 🙂

    1. Liv

      30 August, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      It is a very photogenic city!

  5. MegsFitness

    30 August, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Wish I could see the true colors! lol the instagram makes it feel old-timey as if it could never exist today. It’s lovely, though. I especially love the random grove of trees.

    1. Liv

      30 August, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      I was trying to take a more purposeful shot but the green man went and I had to walk haha! There was also an Ibis lurking that I wanted to capture …

      1. MegsFitness

        31 August, 2012 at 8:06 pm

        An ibis, really? We don’t have those here 🙂 I venture to guess that it’s too cold here in Minnesota.

        I love your photography, though, have no doubt. I was trying to allude to the fantastic/fantasy feeling that your pictures evoke. I’d love to see the things you’ve seen 🙂

  6. eatingthepages

    30 August, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Haha! “taking mediocre pictures and distracting people from the photos’ inherent mediocrity by applying a filter, an art we’re all familiar with and otherwise known as, of course, Instagramming”. Try hashtaging #igerssydney or #igersaustralia to your pics, you may find that you are not alone in your filtered mediocrity. 😉

    1. Liv

      30 August, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Haha i feel guilty enough about my inherent mediocrity, I feel communing with others will make me feel worse!

  7. hunting for bliss

    30 August, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    what is your instagram name? i want to follow you!

    1. Liv

      30 August, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      LivWrites, same as twitter! x

  8. zuckerfrei

    30 August, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    last photo is the best!!!

  9. jmcvl

    31 August, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Beautiful. I have never been, but it looks like a beautiful place to live/work

  10. thisislemonade

    31 August, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    She is beautiful! The St James station picture reminds me of London’s Embankment station on the banks of the River Thames – although that’s next to a huge bridge. It just looked very familiar somehow when I saw it. Beautiful city 🙂

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