Trumpeter courier – Sydney icon

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The trumpeter courier is one these unlikely characters that become an icon of the city. For years his music has been heard around the CBD. Usually in the mornings or at the end of the business day he stops somewhere and performs a number of well known tunes. While I was photographing him he was playing “El condor passa” – traditional Peruvian tune popularised by Paul Simon.

World Youth Day Sydney 2008 – Security

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Although the celebrations of the World Youth Day Sydney 2008 do not commence until tomorrow, there were considerable numbers of pilgrims roaming through Sydney today. Most of them came for a parade of the cross and icon along the Pitt Street.

Security was not necessary but as you can see from this photograph of a group of police officers the precautions were taken – just in case. Most people in Sydney went about their daily business. Let’s hope the remaining days of this event are as peaceful and that police won’t have to use the special powers granted to them by the state government.