Salamanca Markets, Hobart

Leah_Stanistreet-12On Saturdays, Salamanca Place comes alive with the famous Salamanca Market operated by the Hobart City Council. Over 300 stallholders sell fresh and gourmet produce, arts, crafts from all over Tasmania, interstate and overseas. Ranging as one of the top attractions in Tasmania, The Salamanca Market is another good reason to make your stay in Hobart last for more than just a few days.

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We wandered around sipping on some of Gilespies ginger beer, taking in all the stalls and characters of the local market. You could find just about anything! It was a great way to spend a few hours and if you happen to be heading to Hobart be sure to time your visit so you can head along as they are held on Saturdays in Salamanca Place.

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Do you have a favourite market you like to visit?

Weekend Wanderings…

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Summer is almost upon us, although you certainly could be mistaken that it is here already. With scorching temperatures over the weekend, Sydneysiders flocked to beaches and the comfort of airconditioned shops and homes to escape the sweltering conditions. Luckily for us, we headed to visit a friend on Saturday afternoon who was housesitting Ryan’s bosses place, which came with a refreshing pool and 6 month old Beagliers!

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After a nice swim in the pool to cool down, we enjoyed a lovely BBQ while trying to keep the mischievous puppies out of trouble! Easier said than done though! Luckily they are very adorable, so that helps to ease the pain of constantly keeping both eyes on them so they don’t break or run away with anything of value!

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It was the perfect way to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon, poolside with the gorgeous puppies a scrumptious BBQ and refreshing dip in the pool!

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Sunday afternoon, I was excited to be asked to photograph one of friends daughters 1st birthday party. Held at Cabarita, it was the perfect spot to celebrate the beautiful birthday of Meera! She had many friends, family and lots of cousins come and help join in her special day, and considering the heat, she was one well behaved baby!

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As the temperature soared, out came the water pistols and the kids (and adults!) had a great time running around targeting each other and cooling off in the process. I was a little jealous I couldn’t take part! Water pistols have also come a long way since I was kid and they take it pretty seriously these days!

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All in all, it was a great weekend spent with friends in the sunshine! Bring on summer and more warm weather (although under the 35 degree mark would be nice!) 

Did you have a lovely weekend? Celebrate anything special?

The {Instagram} Week That Was…

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On Instagram?

Head over and follow along! @snappystreet

You can also post a little picture up on my Snappystreet Facebook  page and show me something fun you got up to over your own weekend!

Also, you can follow along if you have Instagram and upload your photos there, and use the #snappyweekend so I can admire all of your pictures there too!

Or even over on Twitter, again using the same #snappyweekend

I would love to feature some of your weekend photographs as well! So start snapping away!

Ten on Ten: November 2014

Another month for my photography challenge called Ten on Ten has passed. Rebekah Gough over at her lovely blog A Bit Of Sunshine, started this back in January 2008 after receiving her first DSLR for her birthday.

Rebekah says “The project has since grown to be a fun and interactive way for blogger’s from all around the globe to document a snap shot of their lives too, once a month on the tenth taking a photo an hour for ten consecutive hours. Finding life and beauty in the ordinary things of our day to day! To participate simply visit the blog on the tenth of the month and add your set to the linky party so that all can check out your day! Add a button to your side bar too and support the project!”

Now, as we were away during this month we happened to be visiting the Barossa Valley for some wine tasting so you’ll have to excuse the consistent theme running throughout!

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So there you have it, a holiday edition of the Ten on Ten challenge complete! I hope I can keep it up for 2015.

Are you taking part in the Ten on Ten challenge, or is there another photography challenge that inspires you?

Do you think you will take on a photography challenge in the new year?

 

Hobart, Tasmania

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I hope you will excuse the lack of posting over the last month, as we have just returned from a 4 week adventure travelling through Tasmania and South Australia.

What an adventure we had!

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We began our journey in Hobart, flying in on a Saturday to explore all this great city had to offer. We started off on shaky ground though, as we were on the plane it wouldn’t take off due to mechanical issues, so after the 3rd attempt we were on our way (a little later than scheduled, and a few nervous passengers later…) but at least we would arrive in time for lunch!

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Once we landed we jumped straight in a taxi at the airport, and headed straight to our accommodation for the next 7 nights. We stayed at The Old Woolstore, in a 1 bedroom apartment that is centrally located within a stone’s throw of the city centre and just a block away from Hobart’s majestic waterfront.

It was perfectly located, and within walking distance of all we wanted to see while in Hobart. We were very happy to have an our own kitchen and laundry facilities as we were there for such an extended period of time, and we didn’t want to be limited to a small hotel room. On holidays we love to buy local produce and cook amazing meals with it, so it was perfect for us!

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We wandered down from The Old Woolstore, along the waterfront and towards Salamanca Place. It was bustling on a Saturday with the markets on, but we knew we would need some fuel before we began exploring on our first day.

We stumbled upon a gorgeous little spot for some lunch – Tricycle Cafe & Bar. Located in the Peacock Theatre foyer, away from the tourist crowds and busy shoppers of the markets we settled in for some delicious food over our first glass of Tasmanian Pinot Noir. That’s what holidays are all about right?!

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After lunch, we continued on our exploration of Hobart. We didn’t need to look very far, as located next door to Tricycle Cafe & Bar is the Bruny Island Cheese Co. Recognised as one of the finest artisan cheese producers in Australia.

The cellar door in the Salamanca Arts Centre is a place you can try the cheeses and check out the hand selected selection of artisan products sourced from around Tasmania.  You can even sit and enjoy a cheese platter and a glass of local wine! As we had just enjoyed lunch, we knew this was out of the question but let me assure you, over the next few weeks we certainly devoured our fair share of Bruny Island Cheese!

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We continued to gather our bearings of Hobart as we always do when visiting a new town or city – just by wandering around! It really did give us a feel for the place, and help us decide on things to do and visit again another day.

Hobart has such a wonderful feeling about it, and not at all what we were expecting. To be honest, we were completely amazed by the city. Even just that lunch and stroll around Salamanca Place, really opened our eyes to the great things that Hobart had to offer and we were excited to be spending the next 7 nights there.

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If you ever get the chance to visit Hobart, please make sure that you do. It really has so much to offer, and I cannot wait to show you more of our amazing trip! (Apologies in advance for the barrage of travel photos you’re about to be subject to!)

It’s good to be back, but lovely to be reliving our journey all over again here with you all!

Weekend Wanderings…

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We were lucky enough here in Sydney to have an extra long weekend with a public holiday on Monday! This meant many opportunities to get out and about in the beautiful weather and catch up with friends. We had a beautiful lunch at Chiswick in Woollahra on Saturday sharing some delicious food and wine. One of the highlights of the venue I think is the outlook through the large windows onto the beautiful gardens. Leah_Stanistreet-2

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Wood roasted Moran family lamb, artichoke, Hawkesbury broccoli – $75

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One of the most amazing dishes on the menu is most certainly the lamb. We ordered 2 of these to share between 6 and this was more than enough with a few sides. In the end we were all very surprised with the amazing value and quality of the meal.

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Hand cut chips, black garlic aioli – $6

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Steamed greens, chilli, garlic, lemon – $11

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On Monday I had the pleasure of photographing these four lovely ladies as they are in the process of launching their new business and needed some pictures for the website. Called The Practice: Psychologist and Dietitians for Change is a group of practitioners specialising in Eating Disorders, Addiction and Mood Disorders. The Practice will open it’s doors on the Lower North Shore mid November. I was very honoured to be ask to shoot  these gorgeous ladies, and am wishing them all the success for their new venture!

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Did you have a nice weekend? I can’t believe that it is almost time for another one already!

The {Instagram} Week That Was…

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On Instagram?

Head over and follow along! @snappystreet

You can also post a little picture up on my Snappystreet Facebook  page and show me something fun you got up to over your own weekend!

Also, you can follow along if you have Instagram and upload your photos there, and use the #snappyweekend so I can admire all of your pictures there too!

Or even over on Twitter, again using the same #snappyweekend

I would love to feature some of your weekend photographs as well! So start snapping away!