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Postby Louie on Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:32 pm

Hi guys,

This little Mexican will be in Sydney soon and I was wondering if anyone is interested in catching up? I'll be there week of Sep 3 (same week as APEC - not planned!!) and will be staying with Rod (Sandyfeet) in Neutral Bay.

Any suggestions of a good place to meet would be appreciated, apparently lower end of city will be a bit difficult to get to due to certain foreign visitors ...

Looking forward to meeting some Sydney members, and seeing if the rumours are true ...... :lol:

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Postby gstark on Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:12 am

When are you actually ariving?

Will you be here on the Sunday as well, or do you land on the Monday?

Sydney is going to be hell to get around in that week, and the usual northern city stuff that we like to do will be within the "declared zone".

Neutral Bay will also be APECted... I'm thinking Crow's Nest or Manly might be the way to go.
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Postby michael_ on Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:15 am

i heard yesterday parts of Manly and Bondi will also be APECted (great word gary :P )
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Postby Louie on Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:03 am

Yes, APEC is definitely against me!

I'll be in Sydney from Mon 3rd until Mon 10th, most likely driving back down to sunny Melb on the 11th.
Any day is good for me, though I think Rod is working all week. When are you all leaving town??

I also saw that more areas have been APECted, they are just getting greedy now :evil:
Very difficult to organise a meeting place when the maps keep changing!!
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Postby gstark on Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:03 am

I heard weeks ago that Bondi was being APECted, which is why I'm going to be in HK for a few daze.

But I'm sure we can do something at the pointy end of the week in question, and show our disdain for APEC in a positive manner.
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Postby Killakoala on Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:07 pm

I'd like to see what happens when a bunch of photogs armed with big lenses descend into the 'restricted' area.

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Postby gstark on Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:49 pm

Killakoala wrote:I'd like to see what happens when a bunch of photogs armed with big lenses descend into the 'restricted' area.

Good luck Louie.


Steve,

I think I may have mentioned to you that the thought had crossed my mind of holding a Timesnap over this weekend. Minimum lens would be a 200mm /f4 (or something that at least looks serious).

Extra credit if you get arrested. :)

Louis,

I leave on the morning of the 5th, returning on Monday the 10th.

I think there may be some jazz that I'll be jamming at on the night of the 10th if you're for that.
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Postby Sandy Feet on Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:24 pm

I think Gary's suggestion of Crows Nest could probably be good, good restuarants & Bars, and some good photo ops

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Postby Louie on Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:15 am

So how about somewhere in Crow's Nest on Tues 4th evening? Anyone keen??
Friday is also an option 'cept a lot of people are leaving town ... just fools like me doing it the other way around :P
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Postby gstark on Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:51 am

I can be in .... just not too late, as I'll probably need to pack for my trip at some point. :)
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Postby moz on Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:29 am

gstark wrote:Extra credit if you get arrested. :)


I've been arrested with expensive camera gear before, it's not fun. The plod are normally very casual with people's gear, and with the APEC windup I wouldn't be surprised to see them give airport luggage handlers a run for their money. But they're also usually reluctant to arrest people with flash cameras if those people are not being too obnoxious.
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Postby Louie on Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:43 pm

Okay, after discussions have come up with Crow's Nest Hotel on Tuesday, 6-6:30pm. Hope this isn't past your bedtime Gary :lol:

Looking forward to meeting those who can make it :D
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Postby gstark on Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:08 pm

Sounds good to me.
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Postby Reschsmooth on Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:47 pm

Louie wrote:Okay, after discussions have come up with Crow's Nest Hotel on Tuesday, 6-6:30pm. Hope this isn't past your bedtime Gary :lol:

Looking forward to meeting those who can make it :D


Or you could go somewhere decent :twisted:

If only I still lived in Crows Nest. :(

If it was I organising this, I would recommend North Sydney Hotel (tell em Patrick sent you), and have a wander around St Leonards Park & North Sydney Oval (although would be pretty dark by then).
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Postby Louie on Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:03 pm

Hi Patrick, where were you at the start of this thread???

Will do North Sydney next time :D
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Postby Reschsmooth on Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:17 pm

Louie wrote:Hi Patrick, where were you at the start of this thread???

Will do North Sydney next time :D


I was at the North Sydney Hotel. :lol: (just kidding).

The Crowie is ok, and on a Tuesday night, the little kiddies getting sh$tfaced are likely to be absent.
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Postby gstark on Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:18 pm

Louie wrote:Okay, after discussions have come up with Crow's Nest Hotel on Tuesday, 6-6:30pm. Hope this isn't past your bedtime Gary :lol:

Looking forward to meeting those who can make it :D


Just a friendly reminder for trhose looking for something to do this evening.

0400 817 042 if you find yourself misplaced along the whey.
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