CAUGHT IN A MOMENT OF SYDNEY HAPPINESS
EVERYONE has something they are truly passionate about.
With #SnapSydney 2016 just seven days away we tracked down some of our community’s down-to-earth characters to tell us what they most love about Sydney and their own backyard in particular.
When The Standard travelled down Queen St, at St Marys, many of the locals were spotted making the most of the sunshine and taking pleasure in enjoying some of their favourite things.
Just after lunch, Marty Hatcher was serving customers at Diamond Reptile Supplies, a store he’s owned for seven years.
Mr Hatcher, a licensed reptile dealer and brave animal handler who has often been seen holding a snake, served a woman picking up reptile food for her pet before he walked us over to see his one of his beloved things — his son’s twoyear-old bearded dragon Stumpy.
Mr Hatcher said Stumpy was a “very special” family pet.
“He was injured when he was a baby so we looked after him and nursed him back to health,” Mr Hatcher said. “Now, Stumpy is doing really, really well.”
Further down the busy street, families, workers and visitors were taking some time out at Coachmans Park.
Ashleigh Gabin, 20, of Glenmore Park, was sitting on a bench enjoying her favourite things — sipping on a coffee and looking at her phone.
“It’s my daily work break ... I love it,” Ms Gabin said.
“The sun is here, there is shade just over there, so it is really comfortable.
“This is a great spot.”
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Diamond Reptile Supplies St Marys owner Marty Hatcher, with family pet Stumpy and (inset) Ashleigh Gabin, 20, of Glenmore Park, enjoys her daily coffee break at Coachmans Park, St Marys.