Last night I went into Hyde Park to enjoy the Sydney Night Noodle Market as part of the Sydney Food Festival. First I went to the art gallery and did some writing in the cafe there. It was such a stunning time of the day, late afternoon, and the walk from the gallery to Hyde Park was such a pleasure with all the old beautiful trees.
I enjoyed the last bit of sun at the Hyde Park fountain and smiled a lot as I watched children running tirelessly after the birds, as partners met up after work, and tourists sat around with their backpacks.
I couldn’t help but be taken by the pure masculinity of this angle of a statue in the fountain. As for the identity of the beast/man he is slaying I am not so sure…
The Art and About Festival was on, displaying photography through the Hyde Park walkway which was really good.
As part of the festival, statues had been dressed up in flamboyant outfits. This was one I particularly liked with his crazy jacket and brightly coloured birds on his shoes.
The Night Noodle Market was a lot busier than I expected, with hundreds and hundreds of people milling around eating and having fun. I ended up eating some Thai satay skewers, fish cakes and curry puffs. The satay skewers were really nice. I was hoping there would be more smaller nibbly things to try but most of it was $12 Pad Thai, curries etc. so that was a bit of a shame.
All in all an enjoyable afternoon and night, weather was lovely and Sydney a pleasure as always.