Around the World and Through the Lens

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Category: Australia & New Zealand

Sydney Harbor

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View of majestic Sydney Harbor. Taken from 30th floor of skyscraper.

Sydney Opera House

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Dark skies loom over Sydney Harbor and its Opera House.

Opera Fans

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When I took this photo of the giraffes in the Sydney Zoo, I though it was interesting that the giraffes were directly were across from the Sydney Opera House where Dame Joan Sutherland was singing. I had hear that giraffes were deaf, so I considered this ironical. However, my information was wrong. Their 8 inch ear gives them unusual hearing ability, and so I am certain they probably enjoyed the high "C"s.

Grilling Bangers

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Grilling bangers (sausages) out in the open is one of the great gastronomical treats enjoyed by most visitors to Australia. Also, this is the equivalent of the American out door barbecue.

Sheep Herder

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Australian ranger herding sheep with the help of faithful and efficient sheep dog.

Sheep Range

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Australia boast of almost as many sheep as people. Sheep herding and wool products are a major industry Down Under. New Zealand actually has more sheep than people. Note the Eucalyptus trees in the background. They are native to Australia. Imported to Southern California, they there grow much taller and leaner because their growth is not hindered by solid bedrock as is the case in Australia.

Miniature Village

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During World War II London’s children were sent to various possessions of the British Crown in order to insure their safety. Canada and Australia were the main recipients. This Minature Village is a gift to the Australian children in gratitute for harboring British children.

Giant Shoe

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From the Nursery Book Tales in the Garden of Gratitude.

Captain Cook’s Cottage

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This is the actual home of Captain James Cook 1728 – 1779 the British explorer, navigator and cartographer who was the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands. He circumnavigated New Zealan and mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean in great detail.

New Zealand River

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New Zealand is a country blessed with unusual beauty as visible in this scenic river view.