Noodle your way…

So you have been at the beach every day for the last 7 days, your tan is so brown by now it will warrant an entry into one of those fitness competitions. You are tired from all the restaurants you have spent many many nights and $s during those cold winter months. What to do? 


Well answer is simple – Sydney Night Noodle Markets.



With many stands of delicious food to choose from, you will enjoy a family friendly afternoon in the shade with some mates or family or that special someone. 



Markets are located in Sydney’s picturesque Hyde Park overlooking Westfield tower and other Sydney signature sky scrapers. This is also a yearly event and is usually set up during October.


October is actually a great month to be in Sydney – there are so many events to look forward to – Manly Jazz Festival, Octoberfest, Noodle Night Markets and if you like something more dressy there is always a day at the Races. 


I won’t go into details of all the delicious treats you can taste at the markets but be rest assured that you will find something that you will like. We decided to go for traditional dumplings which were superb. 


For all those who also need to quench the thirst there are plenty of beer tents around the market and even a whiskey tent which was certainly a highlight of the evening.



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For VIPs and clients there is a City Bank tent where you can get a table and be all prim and proper while eating your noodles or dumplings.


For everyone else there is plenty of grass and a number of sitting areas where you may just be able to find yourself a great spot.




The best thing about this event is that you can bring your kids or your dog so no need to panic if your nanny has been suddenly whisked away on a trip to Bali – this is a family friendly event and so everyone is welcome…


Except for paparazzi which I was accused of being by some guy when trying to take this picture from a little bar area above. Clearly I look like I was there to take photos which I did and so I took it as a compliment 🙂 


Anyways for those in Sydney be sure to go check it out and for those travelling to Sydney add it to your list of things to see.

For more information on the event check out this link below: 

As always thanks for visiting and stay tuned for next week’s post on a beautiful Sangeet evening celebrations for two very special people who will be joining their lives soon. For those who are not familiar with Hindu wedding tradition, Sangeet is the night of song and dance which usually takes place a few days before the wedding. I am looking forward to photographing this special evening and excited to share my experiences with you all.

Until then,


Maria Flash Photography 

Manly and all that Jazz..

Manly Jazz festival is an annual event. It is possibly one of the most exciting events of the year, here on the Northern Beaches. 


Jazz bands came from all over Australia and performed their finest acts, while relaxed crowd enjoyed good weather, drinks and some delicious snacks from food stores set up all along the main stage areas. Sounds like heaven on Earth right? Correct.


I mean what could be better than a sunny day on the beach, some Jazz and a glass or two of vino?


The Festival runs over a 9-10 day period from 26th September – 5th October, allowing those who have very busy personal schedules plenty of opportunities to catch some great musicians and coastal weather at their best. 


What makes this event really special is that it is enjoyable for all ages, from young to old.


Kids love letting their guard down and just enjoy running around and playing with other little ones. Some even practise for their future stardom, like the girl below.


Oh boy she enjoyed her dancing, stealing the spot light from the Jazz band completely.


Another girl was discovering this thing called ‘dancing’ for the very first time – perhaps one day, break dancing will be her forte.



Of course the older generation enjoyed listening to the songs and music of the younger days, when Jazz used to be as popular as today’s pop culture of “One Directions” and “Justin Biebers”.



And all the “in-betweeners” were just happy to chill out after yet another crazy week at work and finally sit down with a glass of something or an iPhone to hang out with mates and family for a couple of care free hours of Facebook bliss.


Or just groove with the music.


If Jazz is not your cup of tea, you can also catch some rock and country bands in between – there is something for everyone.


And if live music is not your thing at all, there are plenty of bars to visit with in-house DJ’s and chilling pods. 



This is certainly an event that is worth visiting and you can find more information on the website below: 

I know my father-in-law would have loved listening to different styles of Jazz while enjoying a couple of whiskeys on the rocks.


I certainly will be looking forward to yet another year of Jazz..