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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

You’re sixteen, you’re beautiful and you’re mine


I came across a contingent of girls running through the Sydney Circular Quay dressed in colourful outfits, singing, dancing and simply having a ball. Every now and than they would stop and serenade a person or a group of people in an outdoor restaurant with the old Johnny Burnette song “You’re Sixteen”. The song is better known from a cover by Ringo Starr. Here is its first verse:

“You come on like a dream, peaches and cream
Lips like strawberry wine
You’re sixteen, you’re beautiful and you’re mine”

Juggling high up in the air.


This street performer has kept his audience captive for a very long time. He was juggling a knife, an apple and a flaming torch underneath the Sydney Circular Quay bridge. The bicycle he stood on was placed on a 4m steel poll. He engaged many members of the audience in his act: few men to stabilise the poll and some girls to assist with the juggling objects. It was quite spectacular and deservingly the audience rewarded him accordingly with generous donations when the act was over.