Saturday, October 31, 2009
The title says it all except for a complaint that there weren't any pictures in the last entry. The first two are related really. It's not Cristo although Holly thought that's what it looked like. It's simply the roofs of tents for booths in the middle of being set up to receive the Sydney to the Gong bicycle event that is happening today. I thought it looked pretty strange.
The other is a tree that grows these great purple blossoms before the leaves sprout. Similar to our local forsythia that shouts out it's bright yellow blossoms announcing Spring is on it's way...really.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Having passed my one year anniversary here in Oz, things are beginning to repeat themselves. No, I’m not feeling part of the whole experience or at home in this great country (yet) but slowly some familiarity is creeping in.
This Sunday for example is the
Now, regarding the title of this entry: The Melbourne Cup! This is such a big deal here that the State of
Every race track in
Yesterday, we received a memo regarding the event. Basically, we were invited to participate in the Sweeps put on by the engineering firm we’re associated. I’m not sure exactly how it works, but it’s similar to the football pools found in most
Pictures to follow (in Part Deux-the Dis-function) if I manage to get some good (and appropriate) ones.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Just a few miscellaneous shots from around town, except for one of our employee guides in the Outback. I just happened to come across his picture in one of our corporate hats and thought it was perfect!
The second picture is a place I pass by on my way to work and it is such a nice little spot over the garage in this obviously college student apartment. A hammock, a flag and plenty of room to party at night and recover during the day. I did send this to Harvey once, but this shot is a little better with the morning sun hitting it just right. While taking this picture, I also thought the view down the sidewalk looked very nice in the morning sun as well. It's so inviting and does lead to the beach. The other two shots are of some condos/units very close to the water as well. Newer and for older, more mature people but I thought were creatively crammed into the small lot space they had to work with.
Yep, it's easy living here in the 'Gong. This is such a nice place and really, the whole Illawarra while put down as the just a mill town, is really more like Santa Barbara. A nice spring day today is around 75F and just right for my lunch time walk about the mall. I still see parkas but less so as the natives begin to warm up after the horrible winter of daytime highs only in the mid to high 50's. I know, they laugh at me when I'm dying from the heat and humidity when it's not even 80F yet.
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