Sydney Australia – October 2008

I had an incredible opportunity to spend nearly a month working from our Sydney office in Pyrmont in October of 2008. The team there was so gracious, showing me the city and taking me to their favorite places. On the weekend days I explored with my camera and filled up this gallery with shots of the Chinese Garden of Friendship, ferry rides to Lavendar Bay and The Rocks.

You can read about the trip here:

There’s also a separate gallery for the Australia International Motor Show – October 2008

Gallery slideshow is here

Sydney with a little less sunshine

Because it’s free and a good way to pass the time, I spent another day wandering around the city with my camera. Sarah met me for breakfast at the Museum of Contemporary Art cafe and toured me around the financial district a bit, helping me pick out some sweet museum postcards and a print of this iconic Max Dupain photo that’s going to look great on my wall:

It was a bit overcast again today, which is why we chose not to visit the zoo – apparently the animals are shy and difficult to spot when the weather is less than sunny. It seems Aussie animals are as spoiled by their sunny climate as the people are. 😉 After breakfast she caught her ferry home, and I headed to St James’ Park and on to St Mary’s Cathedral, camera in hand. St James Park had this great fountain:

and St Mary’s was massive, ornate and very inspiring:

All weekend in Darling Harbour there’s been a “fiesta” going on, with latin dance exhibitions, salsa lessons, and a floating “dance shell” stage tied up in the harbour, which explains the fireworks last night:

I walked through it on the way home this afternoon, catching the Brazilian moves of Latin Dance Australia and took some shots of the dancers on stage and some of the enthusiastic crowd members.

These have all been added to the Sydney Gallery, along with a few stray ones from my pocket camera and/or phone. Enjoy!