Sunday, June 24, 2007

Three foods in Wahroonga

Wahroonga, one of Sydney's posh northern suburbs, has a small village centre where you'll find a few essentials :
Wahroonga, quartier cossu du nord de Sydney (l'équivalent de St Cloud ou Le Vésinet pour Paris) a un petit centre ville où on trouve l'essentiel :

Food for the discerning gourmet with a couple of bakeries producing outstanding bread... but at A$6.50 (= US$5.50) a piece it's hardly for your average worker - four times the price of the standard white sliced "plastic" bread at A$1.50, or US$1) - what is the bread like in your country?
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Pour le régal des gourmets, deux boulangeries produisant du pain comme on en trouve très peu à Sydney - une vraie merveille, mais à 6,50$ la boule (soit 4 euros), pas pour toutes les bourses (quatre fois plus cher que le pain blanc de mie en tranches de supermarché à 1,50$ pièce (1 euro)
Feast for the eye with a wonderful flower shop - buy direct from the grower, A$3.50 the little primroses = $3 a piece. Are the prices similar where you live?
Pour le régal des yeux, un joli fleuriste : Achetez directement au producteur, 3,50$ les petites primevères, soit 2,20 euros pièce. C'est à peu près le même prix chez vous ?

...And food for thought with a book shop selling this art book about René Magritte. On the book cover reflected in the street, this self-portrait shows the artist taking an egg for model... and painting a bird taking flight! In the egg about to hatch, the artist sees the bird to be and his work brings his vision to the world - isn't that a fantastic definition of art ? Have a good Sunday everyone, next post on Wednesday.

...Et pour le régal de l'esprit, une librairie où j'ai trouvé ce livre sur René Magritte. Sur la couverture du livre qui se reflète dans la rue, cet auto-portrait montre l'artiste prenant pour modèle un oeuf et peignant... un oiseau prenant son envol ! Dans l'oeuf sur le point d'éclore, l'artiste a vu l'oiseau en devenir et son oeuvre reflète sa projection du monde. N'est-ce pas là une fabuleuse définition de l'art ? Bon dimanche à tous ! Prochain message mercredi.

48 comments:

Peter said...

Actually this looks very much like what I will find in "my" street windows, except for the prices in €!

Maybe the streets look a bit different!

ps said...

I like them very much, the photos are very rich in texture of your pretty city!

Clueless in boston said...

The bread looks delicious and is not too much higher priced than here in Boston. Your flowers are very pretty and quite nicely saturated with color. I love your photoblog and enjoy seeing Australia through your eyes!

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Bonjour Nathalie

Your message about bread make me think, in France also special breads are very expensive...so many peoples do it by themselves.
Take a look at our family blog

http://famillechristophe.blogspot.com/2007/02/haaa-le-bon-pain.html

We used a MAP/MFB Machine à Pain/Machine for bread.

By this way you can do the bread you want.

http://chateau-gontier-daily-photo.blogspot.com/2007/06/today-im-sad-sky-becomes-dark.html

Adamantine said...

Un grand bonjour de la part de l'Ajaccio DP qui a ouvert ses portes il y a trois jours! Pace e salute per tutti!

d. chedwick bryant said...

I love Magritte. great pics as usual.

Rauf said...

You are such a torture Nathalie, now suddenly i am hungry in the middle of the night, have to see if there's anything to eat, your pictures are so alive. i was searching for your reflection Nathalie.

Maxime said...

Tandis que toi, tu regardes des pains et tu photographies des fleurs ! ou l'inverse ?

Mais c'est vrai que le tableau de Magritte est un parfait raccourci à tous les discours sur l'art. Ca, et "le vieil homme et la mer", car il y a un peu des deux...

Rauf said...

oh forgot Nathalie, for 12 rupees you get a big loaf of bread. 50 rupees a dollar ?? that makes 25 cents a loaf ? food is cheap here
a good fresh loaf, things are always fresh here because there is so much of sale.

Philippe said...

Rodin prétendait je crois, que la sculpture qu'il révélait était déjà dans la pierre... Les artistes ont le don de double vue! Ils osent croire en des signes que nous rejetons. Merci à eux!

GMG said...

I love the Jacques Meuris book on Magritte published by Taschen. Just bought it during the last Book Festival here in Lisbon, and as it is printed in China and was sold at a discount, I think I paid less than the price of your bread piece. Food for thought...
On the contrary, now what is fashion is bottled water: Voss from Norway, Wattwiller from the Vosges and many others are sold like wine or olive oil... Posh!
Have a gourmet week!
Gil

ruth said...

There are expensive shops like this here for specialty breads. But we can buy cheaper loaves. That's pretty cheap for the flowers!

What a great painting and concept, I agree.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I usually get the 12-grain (multi-grain) bread from the local grocery store. A loaf costs about US$3.50.

RamblingRound said...

Three great photos!

Cergie said...

"Panem et circenses"
Du pain et des jeux
Sauf que là les jeux sont ceux de l'âme
La beauté est la nourriture de l'âme
J'aime beaucoup le rapprochement de ces trois photos.

J'ajouterai que ce Magritte peignant l'oeuf me fait penser au Petit Prince voyant l'éléphant dans le boa là où tous les autres voient un chapeau...

DS2944 said...

Que de bonheur pour les sens : j'en mangerait bien de ton pain à mon petit déj'

Olivier said...

En effet la boule de pain est assez cher, mais si il est bon, pour ce faire plaisir..........
J'adore t'autoportrait de magritte, tout y est, tu as raison c'est une belle definition l'art...
Donc pas de fete de musique à sydney, cela va peut etre venir bientot

Karola&Pamp said...

Great part of photos. Especially this bread is mouth-watering.
Regard from Wroclaw.

Nikon said...

Very nice bread - I hope that it's worth it (it looks great).
Bottled water as a fad is ridiculous, I think ( unless you're travelling to a place where the quality might be "iffy").
In the US we have 8 Billion empty plastic bottles to get rid off every year.
( Abraham mentions the racoons in The Brown Thrasher comments.)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am impressed with your post (very nice) and the prices (not so nice).

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Pod said...

good bread is hard to find in sydney hey? will we have time for tea?

DS2944 said...

Réponse à ta proposition de BASSIROUGE publiée sur http://leguilvinecdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/06/phare-terre.html

: Bien essayé Nathalie ;-) mais pour la réponse babord importe peu ...

DS2944 said...

Réponse (partielle) à ta question sur "Bulles horizontales" publiée : http://leguilvinecdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/06/bulles-horizontales.html

Curly said...

We have a reasonable variety of breads in the UK Nathalie, averaging around £1 per loaf.

South Shields Daily Photo

DS2944 said...

bien joué pour "Phare à terre" !!! mais Chuuuuuut ... jusqu'au 30 juin ....

richard said...

"I paint what I see, not what I know is there" so said Turner about his work. It could also apply to Magritte here, although he was seeing with a different eye. Always interesting, and a bit of an original, as well as being one of those supposedly elusive famous Belgians

Moi said...

I can never have enough of breads!!!

delphinium said...

ah ben c'est malin, voilà que j'arrive sur votre blog et que je n'ai plus de pain frais chez moi...
il va falloir que je me contente de mon pain toast, de mes livres et de mes plantes vertes. Un peu comme à Sydney finalement.

claude said...

Pains apétissants, jolies fleurs très colorées et dernière photo très originale ! Et le peintre a de l'imagination !

DS2944 said...

Comme tu ne publies plus tous les jours, une mailing-list type http://www.feedburner.com qui nous préviendrait de tes pub. serait sympa non ?
PS : Je n'ai pas d'actions chez feedburner ;-)

hpy said...

Les pains spéciaux sont bien bons, et si on regarde le prix u kilo, on arrive facilement à 5-6 euros pour beaucoup d'entre eux. Peut-être plus.

Beetle said...

the first photo it's a normal scene of Cologne bakery too :o)

richard said...

@ds2944 - I foind the easiest thing is just to use an RSS reader and subscribe Nathalies blog, and all the others I read (I use google reader http://www.google.com/reader/view/) Then I only have one page to visit and I can see/browse all the new entries.

d. chedwick bryant said...

I just noticed it was soy and spelt bread, I would LOVE to get really great spelt bread and soy bread in my neighborhood--and I wouldn't say no to the olive bread either-- I hardly ever eat the stuff since it is hard to find premium good stuff. You are so lucky!

Kate said...

The bread and flowers are wonderful, but I LOVE the magritte photo.

Jilly said...

You have a great eye, Nathalie - love these.

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