Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The Rocks, Aroma Festival

The Rocks Aroma Festival is an annual celebration of coffee, tea, chocolate and spices that was held on Sunday. The festival attracted thousands of people to The Rocks, which was Sydney's centre of trade in the early days of the colony. Circular Quay and Campbells Cove (above) were divided into four world regions known as The Oasis, The Continent, The Orient and The Latin Quarter, with regional food and entertainment. More festival food stalls (below) were located at Circular Quay West, the Museum of Contemporary Art and along George Street.

23 comments:

  1. It does indeed sound heavenly! Would love to experience it myself! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. breathtaking composition! This shot have hundreds of different plans, great.

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  3. An interesting array of shots, Jim. You were up the stairs from the overseas terminal forecourt, yes? Good coverage from up there. I like he shot from along George Street too. Must have been traffic chaos.

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  4. I love visiting Sydney through your viewfinder! Thanks for showing me a part of the world I would never see if not for your blog.

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  5. Julie, yes I was at the top of the Overseas Passenger Terminal for a couple of those shots.

    Bruce, yes it was very crowded and got more crowded in the afternoon.

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  6. now that's a festival that I would like! chocolate? yes, please! and your photos are as good as this sweet delight: lots of action on them!

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  7. You said the magic words: chocolate and coffee!

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  8. Wonderful photos

    Enjoy your week,

    Bram

    Seen on My World Tuesday

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  9. You captured the crowds superbly! And your city is a wonderful backdrop.

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  10. Wonderful! I did read about the festival but forgot.

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  11. A coffee and tea festival would be my cup of tea - wish we had one here.

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  12. The aroma of different coffees and chocolate must permeate this event. I can see why it draws such a big crowd! The Rock sounds interesting. Near where I live in BC we have a small city by the sea called White Rock. :)

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  13. Now that's a festival that I would really be interested in. Looks like so much fun.

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  14. Great skyline shot with the people in the foreground! I would love this festival. And I like the street shots also.

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  15. My first time to join My World.

    The festival looks like it draws a large crowd. The coffee cup painting below is amazing.

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  16. Sounds like a really awesome festival! Perfect ingredients, that's for sure.

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  17. What a marvelous idea. I can just imagine how wonderful it would be to stroll among all the wonderful smells of coffee and spices and...oh. I wish I could have gone!

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