Skateboarder having lunch at Town Hall

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I was passing Sydney Town Hall when I have noticed a skateboarder sitting on the ornate balustrade and he was having his lunch. Bent almost in half he was looking somewhere as if he was trying to spot someone. At the same time there was considerable group of people at the pedestrian crossing and I have noticed that practically everyone was turned away from the skateboarder. With a semi circular space created between the young man and the rest of the crowd. Town Hall is a busy place at lunchtime and it was rather odd there were no people walking towards me and the skateboarder.

Builders at lunch

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Sydney is going through one of the most dramatic make over in a long time. There is hardly a street without a major redevelopment taking place. In the Pitt Street Mall this is perhaps more visible then anywhere else. The mall has to endure the noise and partial closures as development takes place on both of its sides.

All this building activity ads to new social mix in the city. In addition to regular business people and shoppers an army of builders is present in its center. Here, in the photograph a large group of workers is having lunch and some rest in the Pitt Street Mall. They often enjoy performances by frequent busker, or simply watch people going by.