Stand Strong

For work, I got to go to the beautiful city of Sydney Australia.  The company I work for is moving from one office to another office in Sydney.  As with most business trips, it is customary for you to go to lunch or dinner with the group of people you are going to be working with.  In this case, it was the entire office staff (5 people plus me).   We went to a restaurant, and everyone was having tea with their meal.  I declined the tea.  At that point the discussion turned to religion, and I was asked where I …

AU – The Domain – Royal Botanic Gardens

In Sydney, Australia they have what is called The Domain, and in The Domain you can find the Royal Botanic Gardens.  You can find the details by visiting their website at www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au.  The Royal Botanic Gardens contains a lot of really pretty plants and flowers.  It also has some birds and a group of bats that hang in the trees.  See if you can find the bats in some of the pictures below.  They are called Grey-headed Flying Foxes and are a type of fruitbat.   You can also see Cockatoo, Ibis and other birds.…

AU – Hyde Park (Archibald Fountain, St. Mary’s Cathedral)

Across the street from the old office (I went to AU to help and get in the way of a move from one office location to another) on Elizabeth St, there is a park called Hyde Park.  It has some pretty cool things, a Anzac War Memorial, Pool of Reflection, and Archibald Fountain.  You can also see St Mary’s Cathedral from there as well.

The purple trees are called Jacaranda trees.  They flower in November.  They are really pretty, but I am told that they create quite a mess.

Personal Note:  AU would be a lot funner if you had …

AU – Grace Hotel

Here is the view from my room window at the Grace Hotel in Sydney Australia.   You can find more photos of my trip to Australia by looking at the Australia Category.   The grace hotel was originally built by the Grace Bros retail empire in teh 1920′s.  It is one of Sydny’s prominent examples of pre-war (WWII) architecture.  For more information on the Hotel, which I recommend if you need to stay in downtown Sydney, visit their website:  www.gracehotel.com.au.   If I ever make it back to Sydney, I will be staying here again.

Personal Note:   The electricity in the room (lights …