Monday, December 27, 2010

Brunch in Darlinghurst @ Bill's 2010

Urban hiking means nothing to me without enjoying food or drink along the way.  I walked from Surry Hills to Darlinghurst. Mostly zig zagging my way around Liverpool Street... followed that road for awhile until I ran in to Bill's - I've been waiting years to return to Sydney to have brunch at Bills. When my cuz Justine came to San Francisco in 2002, she gave me a host gift; Sydney Food by: Bill Granger. Still one of my favorite cook books.

This is a true urban garden - drought proof plants and concrete instead of grass. At least the concrete is grass colored. Is this part of the Water Plan to 'drought-proof' Sydney until 2025? I don't know, but looks low maintenance to me.

I like to make things up or pretend I know what I'm talking about... so, I'm going to call this type of architecture Bauhaus - a German expression for house for building.  (Not to be confused with the 1970 band Bauhaus)  Anyway, this type of building is functional, rational and industrial. If you look closely at the picture above, you'll see the orange building in the background - Still walking along Liverpool Street in Sydney.

Life happens even on a brick wall - Liverpool Street Sydney

Bills Restaurant

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Deus on a Rainy Day - Camperdown Sydney

Motorcyles for the postmodern world -- Deus 

98-104 Parramatta Rd Camperdown 
Sydney NSW 2050
One of my favorite stops while shopping around on a rainy day in Sydney was at Deus -- located in a renovated warehouse in Camperdown, Sydney.   My cousin and I stopped in for a break from the rain, to check out the cafe and look at some very cool vintage bikes...Started in the cafe 

From photos
A Robert Moore installation of painted race numbers hangs over communal tables. It really worked well with all the bikes parked just outside the cafe. Read more about Deus Cafe in Camperdown, Australia. 

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Boston Baked Beans have never looked so good. The food there was amazing but a bit $$. Then again, everything in Australia is $$

Australia 2010
After breakfast we ran in to one of my favorites Reg Mombassa & I got him to sign, color and draw on my book. Random running into him as I was just telling my cuz that I loved all the Mombo Surf Graphics.

From Australia 2010