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June 27, 2012

The Rocks

Yesterday started with Wailam in Newtown. I'd wanted to visit the button store they had there, as I'm looking to switch the buttons on my coat (I'm sick of them). That one didn't have what I was looking for, so we headed to another one in The Rocks (I didn't find anything there either). Although, funnily, one of the buttons on the very coat popped off in the afternoon. Maybe it was trying to escape because it felt unloved? I feel kind of bad now.


The Pie Tin in Newtown. This dessert slice was glorious - chocolate ganache and caramel. Holy crap, it was like eating icing off a cake (the best part). I'm glad I shared it with Wailam because it was so rich. We had savoury pie before this, of course. I thought I'd try the steak and kidney pie. I'm a very picky eater, and I baulked at "kidney", but WL convinced me I should try something different. It was going all right, until I came across a large bit of what was very distinctly kidney. Then I started, and couldn't stop, thinking about the cadavers we work with in anatomy. I only nibbled at the crust after that.

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I love the Rocks, even if it is filled with souvenir shops for tourists. It's got an old-timey feel to it. The weather was quite dreary, so there was a lack of people around.

  

We decided to pop into the MCA for a visit. I haven't been there since it was renovated, and I think it's been improved - it feels more like a proper gallery now. WL is the art nerd (I have way too many art nerd friends), and I kind of trailed behind her, with the occasional confused whisper of but what does it mean as she hopped around enthusiastically. I enjoyed it, nevertheless.







Afterwards, we walked all the way to Pitt St mall, to punish ourselves for our sins that day (see first photo). I had to have a bit of a pick-me-up after that. I'm afraid I'm turning into a bit of a caffeine addict.

Is it only Wednesday? Not even a week after I finished exams, but I'm exhausted from going out everyday. I took today off to recuperate, and went on a nice walk. I don't think I've had an aimless wander around the neighbourhood in years, it's suprisingly relaxing.

35 comments:

  1. Heartbreaking that I don't live in Australia and therefore I can't go and grab myself a piece of that pie...

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  2. I've actually been to MCA and thought it was one of the best contemporary art museums I've seen. I'm not a fan of kidney either - there's some type of metallic taste that turns me off.

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  3. Oh that dessert looks so good - how could you only eat one slice?

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    1. It was way too rich, I thought I was going to die (of happiness) hahaha.

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  4. what stunning photos. you have a lovely eye for photography and that first photo is making me so hungry!! sounds like you had a lovely day!

    xx rae

    http://www.loveforschoolgirl.net/ <3

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  5. great photos, i really love all

    have a nice day

    xx

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  6. A-ma-zing taken
    photo's c: I love
    the chocolate pie!

    That museum looks
    interesting, very
    artsy c:

    xx

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  7. Holy sh** that pie looks so good, I wanna marry it!! Yummie!!!

    I hope you did well in your exams!

    Besides, I'm having a little giveaway on my blog, if you'd like to join! =)

    http://theothersisterofdeath.blogspot.ch/2012/06/moschino-giveaway.html

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  8. Looks like you had a gorgeous day! Nothing is better than wandering around and having a lush cake and coffee! xx

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  9. i have an obsession with coffee shops ans cafes (even though I don't drink coffee like that) and that cafe is so cute. The pie looks great! xx

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  10. That slice of pie looks HEAVENLY. My stomach's grumbling now.
    Lovely pictures- love that 3rd to last one installation!

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  11. Oh maaannn, that dessert slice looks delicious, I would kill for one right now.

    I love the Rocks, and new MCA is okaayyyy, but it looks so silly from the outside. Like they were trying too hard to be "modern". I'm a bit of an art freak, but sometimes the exhibitions at the MCA make me laugh - this one time my boyfriend and our friend stood in front of the emergency building map thing and pretended it was an artwork and people actually came over to look at it - so freaking funny.

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    1. Okay that is actually hilarious, hahaha.

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  12. Are those spools of thread? Wow they kinda creep me out.. I don't know why but they remind me of happy rainbow daggers ><

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    1. They are, but I can't say they make me think of that, haha.

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  13. Oh my word that pie looks delicious! It makes me think of peanut nutter though and then Reeces chocolates which I tried for the first time a few months ago... I'm drooling!

    I studied Fine Art and still trail around galleries thinking '..but what does it all meeean?'

    I've already drawn your portriat! :) You were wonderful to draw, generally I'm rubbing out lines constantly to get poportions right but I got the general poportions down in 20 minutes which is a fraction of what it usually takes! :D I really hope you like it once it's up :)

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    1. Eee I'm so excited! Glad my proportions didn't give you any trouble, haha. I bet I'll love it.

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  14. Oh my, Jane! I love these photos, the colour palette is wonderful. The pie looks amazing, and the museum looks wonderful. I love (!!!) the photo you took with you in the mirror saying "there is a thin line between clever and stupid. What wonderful art. If I could intern there in my third year I'd looooooove to. It seems you had a wonderful day!! :D

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    1. It would be aweeesome if you did end up interning there!

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  15. I took a very similar photo at MCA in front of that mirror with the "thin line" quote. Great minds?!

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  16. wow what a cozy place to spend hours in!! that chocolate and caramel cake looks delicious :D love the interior design a lot. xx


    Letters To Juliet

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  17. Oh, the exhibition looks wonderful! I wouldn't consider myself an art nerd, but compared to my friends I love art way more than they do. I believe it's due to my mum carrying me through art exhibitions already when I was little :D
    Happy that you survived your exams as well! I'm back blogging :)

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  18. Oooh, the desert looks so delicious :P
    I love these photos, it looks like you live in a really nice place!

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  19. Lovely shots, so gorgeous!! "with the occasional confused whisper of but what does it mean as she hopped around enthusiastically" this made me chuckle. So me with my friends :p haha

    xx
    www.chasingthmoon.blogspot.com

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  20. You always have an interesting places to visit in one day. The exhibition looks so wonderful! And beautiful pictures as always :)

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  21. love this series! you make australia look so quaint and cozy x museum trips are always my most favorite days by far xx

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  22. that pie looks amaaazing! and i love the rocks too, i worked there for a bit a few years ago and it's such a nice area of sydney to have a wander around in. :)

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  23. Sounds like you have been going on a fair few adventures! Loving the look of that pie, totally drooling at my desktop lol

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  24. What an incredible post - the photography is phenomenal! That pie looks too good for words ;~;

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  25. wow,your blog is beautiful!I really love your pictures:)
    i am following you now.

    lovely greetings from Germany

    Carolyn



    http://carolyn-mary.blogspot.com/

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  26. love Newtown! it's right next to my uni but often I'm too lazy to walk around, beyond just going there to get Thai with friends haha. the cake looks incredible though...might have to visit The Pie Tin :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  27. It looks like a nice day, and I have to say that dessert looks AMAZING, especially with the polka-dots :)

    And yes, you're pictures are as awesome as always!

    Take care! //Niina

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  28. I love the way these buildings look with their colours and design. MCA looks great! I think I would be wondering around for ages... I must go down to the galleries in London as its been awhile.

    Yes, you are right: I'm quite organised. I like things in its place too ;p

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  29. Oh my, that last cup of coffee has got my craving going right about now. I totally became addicted to caffeine during my uni days...
    Ronnie xo

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  30. Congrats on finishing your exams. I don't drink coffee, but the last image looks delicious.

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