More Photos taken at Manly Beach

Here some more photos I took at Manly this week.  They include some of the avenue of Norfolk Pines, a bearded water dragon sunning himself along the walkway to Shelly Beach (a common sight as they are a protected species) and some of the water along the same walkway.

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Bearded Dragon on rock
Bearded Dragon on rock

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Free filtered water.  A great initiative by Manly Council to counter plastic bottle waste on beach.
Free filtered water. A great initiative by Manly Council to counter plastic bottle waste on beach.

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Some Photos of Manly Beach & Waterfront

These are some of the photos I took walking along the beach at Manly yesterday.  A perfect day.

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View towards Shelly Beach.

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Diners at waterfront cafe Bluewater. Some had their dogs with them.

 

Family on Manly Beach
Family on Manly Beach  

 

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Photos at Circular Quay of Korean Buddhist Festival Display

It was a beautiful day today (about 24 degrees Celsius, unnaturally warm for the tale end of winter) so I took a train to Circular Quay and later a ferry to Manly Beach.

There was a beautiful display from the Korean Buddhists of paper lights and amazing paper sculptures as well as stalls teaching how to make the lights, and explaining the various facets of Buddhism.

The lights were beautiful and get switched on after 5.30pm.  They must look wonderful.  They are made of “hanji”, mulberry bark, as are all the sculptures.  Here are some photos I took of them.

'Iljumun', The One Pillar Gate.  Made of mulberry bark.
‘Iljumun’, The One Pillar Gate. Made of mulberry bark.
Dharma Drum, used in festival.
Dharma Drum, used in festival.
Giant paper koala.
Giant paper koala.
Paper lanterns in front of Museum of Contemporary Art (wrapped in plastic)
Paper lanterns in front of Museum of Contemporary Art (wrapped in plastic)

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Another view of lanterns.
Another view of lanterns.
Paper opera house.  All these sculptures were made by hand.
Paper opera house. All these sculptures were made by hand.
Another view of Opera House sculpture.
Another view of Opera House sculpture.
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Poster about One Pillar Gate with stalls in background.
Poster about One Pillar Gate with stalls in background.

 

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Buddha

 

 

Gluten-Free Tuna, Corn and Chive Tartlets

Here is another gluten-free dish from http://www.taste.com.au.  They are quick and easy to make and are a great option when you are asked to bring a dish to a picnic etc.  Can be frozen.  Makes 24.

Gluten-free tuna, corn and chive tartlets
Super Food Ideas – May 2011 , Page 64

Recipe by Chissy Freer

Photography by Mark O’Meara

  • INGREDIENTS
  • Rice flour, for dusting
  • 3 sheets savoury gluten-free shortcrust pastry, partially thawed
  • 185g can tuna in springwater, drained, flaked
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 medium red capsicum, finely diced
  • 30g reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • METHOD
  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan-forced. Lightly grease two 12-hole, 1 1/2 tablespoon-capacity round-based patty pans. Dust holes with rice flour, shaking out excess.
  2. Using a 7.5cm round cutter, cut 24 rounds from pastry sheets. Press each round firmly into prepared holes.
  3. Place tuna, corn, chives, capsicum and cheese in a bowl. Whisk eggs and milk together in a jug. Add to tuna mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Spoon 1 tablespoon filling into each pastry case. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and puffed. Stand for 5 minutes. Serve.