Jan's adventures in Oz

Archive for April, 2012

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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At my Mom’s request I have taken my camera out for a walk around my neighborhood here in Pyrmont, New South Wales.  I have tried to capture more of the “non-tourist” parts of the area.  It is officially fall here in Sydney, the temperature is in the 50’s and 60’s (f) and there are some dead leaves on the sidewalks.  The people are bundling up in coats and scarves though it still feels pretty warm to me!

Alex Visits AUS

My hubby, Alex, came over for a 3 week visit at the end of February.  I kept him busy sight-seeing in Sydney and a quick trip to the Gold Coast.  Here are some highlights of the things we did…

  • Went to the Australian Museum of Art to view the Picasso exhibit…interesting to see the progression of his work through his life and through all his wives/girlfriends
  • Went out on the Harbour for a lunch cruise.  A beautiful day.  We sat at a table on the deck fro most of the time.  Got a little sunburn.  Also jumped off the boat and took a ferry out to Manly.
  • Spent 3 nights at a lovely “resort” hotel on the beach at Gold Coast.  Big apartment, no AC but cool breezes.  Really nice pool.
  • Attended an opera at the Sydney Opera House.  Saw the Marriage of Figaro.  Quite funny.  We had good seats and really enjoyed the show and the atmosphere.

To view the (many) photos of his trip, go Here.

It is Easter Sunday here in Sydney.  I am packing up to head to Darwin, Northern Territory in the morning for work.  I am planning on going over to St. Andrew’s Cathedral tonight to experience Handel’s Messiah.  Happy Easter, everybody!

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