Just sometimes, I can imagine that Newcastle has a touch of some of the world’s great cities in it.
but it is in fact a cafe in the far more prosaic Broadmeadow.
but it is actually Throsby Creek which, although formerly an industrial wasteland, is now a picturesque tidal river, frequented by fishermen as well as pelicans and various other birdlife.
Given that Newcastle ranked as one of the top cities to visit in the world in the 2011 Lonely Planet Guide, it is not really surprising that such beauty can be found here. To see a great photo of one of our beaches, as well as some comments on the virtues, or lack thereof, of Newcastle, look here.