Postbox in York St, Sydney

February 18, 2005

From my second roll of film, with my first 35mm camera, during my first trip to Sydney. Also my first scanned film, posted to the web.

The camera: A Kodak Retina 1B (type 019). I just dug it out, and it still smells the same today, as the day I bought it. Thanks to the web, I now know that it was manufactured sometime between 1958 and 1960.

The film: Kodachrome 25 or 64 — probably 25. As I mentioned, this was only my second roll of film through this camera. I bought the camera so close to my trip that I didn't have a chance to get any film back before the trip! Luckily everything worked out OK, and I have 10 or 15 rolls to show for the trip.

The time: August 1976, a month after my 12th birthday.

The location: As the writing on the slide mount says, York St in Sydney. Knowing where we were staying at the time, and that we would have been walking back from The Rocks, I'd say somewhere between Grosvenor St and King St. If any Sydneysiders are reading this, I'd love to know if it's still there — it looks like something that might be heritage listed.