2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show – Part 2: The People

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It’s time for part two of my Sydney Royal Easter Show picfest!

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 with all the animals. I spent so much time in the animal pavilions that I had to rush the arts and crafts, but I managed to get around most of it and had a wonderful time. There are some seriously talented people out there.

First up a bit  of woodchopping. Oh, I love this so much! They are amazing. And I was chuffed to bits to catch Tasmanian woodchopping legend David Foster in the Jack and Jill Championship Sawing Contest, which he and his partner won (very remiss of the show society only to include the men’s names in the results of this event, which is why I can’t tell you who is partner was).

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Woodchopping

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Woodchopping

The arena featured some daredevil action, with motocross riders and Mr Boom, a bloke who apparently likes to stow himself in box and blow it up. He walked away from that.

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Arena Action

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Arena Action

One of my favourite stands at the show were the District Exhibits, showcasing Australia’s regional produce. I’ve heard about these but never seen them, and what a year it was to have my first look! They were wonderful. The amount of effort and creativity has to be seen to be believed. This year the exhibits commemorated the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC Gallopoli landing and they brought tears to my eyes.

The standout had to be Central District, but they were all fabulous.

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - District Exhibits

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - District Exhibits

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - District Exhibits2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - District Exhibits2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - District Exhibits

These flowers were my favourites. So simple and yet so vibrant and perfect.

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Flowers

The trophy cabinet inside the arts and crafts hall, containing all the trophies for all the competitions, was pretty spectacular. There’s some great history here.

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Trophy Cabinet

A few interesting sculptures on display…

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Arts & Crafts

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Arts & Crafts

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Arts & Crafts

The arts and crafts kept me mesmerised. The work and skill involved in some of these objects is incredible.

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Arts & Crafts

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Arts & Crafts

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Arts & Crafts

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Arts & Crafts

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show - Arts & Crafts

Oh, and I just so happen to catch these horsey chappies sauntering about.

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show

I had planned to make my show photos only two parts, but I have so many cake pics from that amazing competition to show off I’m going to do them in a separate post.

Stay tuned!

 

4 thoughts on “2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show – Part 2: The People

  1. AvatarHelen

    Cathryn

    Thank you so much for the photos you are keeping me up to date seeing as I can’t go 🙂

    Have Fun
    Helen

  2. AvatarSue Gerhardt Griffiths

    Great pics, Cathryn. We didn’t make it to the show this year so seeing your photos, I don’t feel as if I missed out now. I couldn’t even tell what part of the show is my favourite because each exhibit, arena, pavilion has it’s own uniqueness. The effort that is put into these shows is phenomenal!

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