Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mixing religion with politics and war

World War I and II memorial inside St. Mary's Cathedral.  A fallen soldier with a Lee-Enfield by his side.

To all Australians who died in war.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Urban wild life

Is this a marsupial? [Spotted in a park walking to Sydney Opera House]

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sydney Grammar School

If you look at the faces of boys going to the Sydney Grammar School, you may think you are in England.  Even when both the US and Australia have historical ties with England, Australia definitely looks a lot more like England than how the US looks.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Early morning view from our room, Sydney

Our first day in Sydney we went to bed early.  Next morning we got up a few hours before dawn.  We were excited to start the day in this new city, but waited for the sun to come out.
In budget traveling, you cut down on meals served to you by others.  A day before we had bought cereal and milk; we had that as breakfast.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A short walk outside hotel

A short walk outside hotel

June 15.  It was winter and the days were shorter.  We went for a walk to check out the area.  I had hoped we would walk all the way to the Opera, but that did not happen.  We headed in the wrong direction, and once we realized our mistake, it started to rain.  We returned to our room.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Cambridge Hotel, Sydney

Cambridge Hotel, Sydney

As we walked to our shuttle, taxi drivers queued up at the International terminal kept calling us to tell that the shuttle was a bad deal, and that we should instead take a taxi to town.
After reviewing several hotels, we had picked up Cambridge for its central location and good price.  That reservation was made a week in advance.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

International Terminal at Sydney Airport

International Terminal at Sydney Airport

The only thing useful I did on reaching Sydney Airport was to buy a SIM for my cell phone.