<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"><head><title>Australia</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=unicode"> </head> <body lang="EN-US"> <br> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p align="center"><b><img id="_x0000_i1025" src="Coatof%20Arms.jpg" alt="Coat of Arms" height="197" width="256"></b><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p> The shield is the focal point of the coat of arms, contained within is the badge of each Australian state, the whole surrounded by an ermine border representing the federation of the states: </p> <p>In the top half, from left to right, the states represented are: New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. In the bottom half, from left to right: South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania. Above the shield is the seven-pointed Commonwealth Star or <em>Star of Federation</em> above a blue and gold wreath, forming the crest. Six of the points on the star represent the original six states, while the seventh point represents the combined territories and any future states of Australia. In its entirety the shield represents the federation of Australia.</p> <p>The Red Kangaroo and Emu that support the shield have never been designated as official animal emblems of the nation. They owe their unofficial recognition to the fact that they are native Australian fauna (found only on that continent), and likely chosen because they are the most well-known native Australian animals large enough to be positioned together in scale holding up the shield. It is often claimed these animals were chosen because neither animal can move backward, only forward  i.e. symbolising progress. In reality both animals can move backwards, although only infrequently. In the background is wreath of Golden Wattle, the official national floral emblem, though the representation of the species is not botanically accurate</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><b><span>&nbsp;</span>Australia</b></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><img src="../Australian_Flag.jpg" height="279" width="425"></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><big>The stars of the Australian escutcheon are meant to represent the Southern Cross. There is a sixth star on the flag which is the seven point commonwealth star.</big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><big><span style="font-weight: bold;">Melbourne</span></big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big>The grounds of University of Melbourne, which will be Diana's home for the semester. &nbsp;My little girl has worked very hard to be here. She is a full time student at UC-Berkeley; rated as the number one public university in the world. The Australians tell us that Uni Melb, as it is known, is their number one university.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1635_uniMelb_01.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1636_UniMelb_02.jpg" alt=""></p> <p>The clock tower at Uni Melb. Duh.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1637_UniMelb_03.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1638_Melb_01.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1640_Melb_02.jpg" alt=""></p> <p><big>The Queen Victoria Market covers an area the rough equivalent of six city blocks. It claims to be the largest outdoor market in the southern hemisphere. &nbsp;Having spent a lot of time there this is an easy to believe assertion.</big></p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1641_Melb_03.jpg" alt=""></p> <p><big>The residential neighborhoods of Melbourne are filled with these homes that are reminiscent of the French Quarter of New Orleans.</big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1642_Melb_04.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>Street sculpture in Melbourne. A little too risque for the USA?</big></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1643_Melb_05.jpg" alt=""><br> <big> This is the older of two train stations in Melbourne. The other station, Southern Cross, is much more contemporary.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1644_Melb_06.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1645_Melb_07.jpg" alt=""><br> Another view of the Flinders Street Station. The crowds in this picture and the two below are waiting for the parade in honor of Australia Day.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1649_Melb_08.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1650_Melb_09.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1651_Melb_10.jpg" alt=""><br> <br> Part of the catholic cathedral in Melbourne.</td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1652_Melb_11.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1653_Melb_12.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>Just a church we stumbled upon when we were out walking in town.</big></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1654_Melb_13.jpg" alt=""><br> <big> A sculpture on a pocket park near Queen Victoria Market. My interpretation is that these are waves on the beaches south of Melbourne.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1655_Melb_14.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>We did a walking tour of the FitzRoy neighborhood which at one time was a center of the local aboriginal people. We came across this wall art. During our stop at the youth center, which is being rehabbed and will reopen soon, we learned that there are only about 300 aboriginal people living in Melbourne now.</big></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1656_Melb_15.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>&nbsp; Just another pretty house in Melbourne.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><img src="../Iphone/1661_Melb_20.jpg" alt=""></p> <p>A wall mural in Melbourne.</p> </td> <td> <p><img src="../Iphone/1660_Melb_19.jpg" alt=""></p> <p><big>Street sculpture outside the youth center in FitsRoy.</big> This was a stop on the aaborignal heritage trail.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1659_Melb_18.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><br> <img src="../Iphone/1658_Melb_17.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-weight: bold;" colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <center><big>Halls Gap in Grampian National Park</big> </center> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <p><big>The much vaunted Lonely Planet guide was not necessarily written for people traveling in the way that we have been. &nbsp;The guide is comnplete and comprehensive for big cities and major attractions, but once off the beaten track it pales quickly. After leaving Melbourne we headed for Grampian National Park more on the advice of the Melbourne visitor's center than on information in Lonely Planet. Along the way we stopped in Ballarat for lunch. There is a university in town, but principally it is an agricultural community. We had thought we would stop in Ararat, but not only was Noah's Ark not there, there really wasn't much of anything else. It was on to Halls Gap in the heart of the Grampians.</big></p> <p><big>Grampians National Park in western Victoria is home to magnificent vistas, nice hikes, and aboriginal 'cave' paintings. The aborigines have been in Australia for 30,000 - 40,000 years. BTW, the idea that the poor have too much and the rich don't have enough is neither new nor unique to America. The European appropriation of aboriginal lands in Australia nd Maori lands in New Zealand are manifestations of this philosophy, as is the European exploitation of Native American lands in North America.</big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="612_Grampian.JPG" alt=""></p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="620_Grampian.JPG" alt=""></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big>Bambruk Cultural Center: This is a cultural museum. The design is meant to resemble a cockatoo in flight. &nbsp;In aboriginal tradition there is an animal of the natural world that is the identity of a tribe, a family, an individual. The five sub-tribes responsible for the center chose the cockatoo. The interior has five display spaces to represent the unity of the five peoples that came together for the museum.&nbsp; The displays inside focus on the history of the local people.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1667_Grampian_04.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1668_Grampian_05.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big>Kangaroos are a common sight in Australian. They are to the Australian landscape what white tailed deer are to much of suburban America. &nbsp;The car rental company warned us to be on our guard when driving at dawn and dusk.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1666_Grampian_03.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1665_Grampian_02.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big>One day we took a road trip to see the aboriginal rock art at Ngamadjidji. It took a while to find the site because the roadside signage marking the turn-off was nearly invisible, in contrast to our experiencein New Zealand where such sites are clearly marked. When we finally got to the site there was security tape indicating it was closed. During the fires in 2014 the site had been burned over and was not yet re-opened. Intrepid tourist that I am I approached park personnel to beg for permission to walk out to the rock art. They discreetly permitted us to go on. The following photos are on the road out to the rock art. You can see how dry and austere the land is during the summer.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="622_Grampian.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="623_Grampian.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="624_Grampian.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="626_Grampian.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="628_Grampian.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="627_Grampian.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="632_Grampian.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="634_Grampian.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big>The rock art is not so much in a cave as under an overhang. It is possible to see the ravages of thousands of years of weather and fire. An aboriginal schooled in reading the figures and symbols can tell the story shown here. &nbsp;</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1669_Grampian_06.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1670_Grampian_07.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="637_Grampian.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="635_Grampian.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><bold><big>The Mackenzie Falls:</big></bold> A short hike in the Grampians on our way back to Halls Gap from the rock art site. The forest surrounding the short walk to the falls shows the ravages of the 2014 fires. According to the site sign at the top of the falls this has been a tourist and hiking destination for many decades. Before it became a national park there was a food concession at the top of the falls.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="640_Grampian.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="642_Grampian.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="643_Grampian.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="644_Grampian.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="646_Grampian.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="658_Grampian.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1672_Grampian_09.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="649_Grampian.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="652_Grampian.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="651_Grampian.jpg" alt=""><br> In this photo you can see the staircases to the left of the falls. As we descended we passed someone on the way up counting the steps. The count was well over 100 when they still had a long way to go.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><br> <big style="font-weight: bold;"> Hike to the Pinnacle Overlooking Halls Gap and Victoria Plains</big> Lots of great rock formations along the way. The mountan falls away very quickly below the overlook. Once at the top the wind was howling. <br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1673_Grampian_10.jpg" alt=""></td> <td>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1662_Grampian_01.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1681_Grampian_18.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="697_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1677_Grampian_14.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1674_Grampian_11.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1679_Grampian_16.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1676_Grampian_13.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1675_Grampian_12.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="686_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""><br> <br> <img src="672_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="685_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="676_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="673_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1675_Grampian_12.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="662_Pinnacle.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="661_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="664_Pinnacle.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="663_Pinnacle.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="669_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="667_Pinnacle.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="670_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="671_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> <br> </td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="674_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="675_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="695_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="679_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="680_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="681_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="682_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="683_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="687_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="688_Pinnacle.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1674_Grampian_11.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1677_Grampian_14.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1676_Grampian_13.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1679_Grampian_16.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="694_Pinnacle.JPG" alt="">These are the three crows of one of Edgar Alan Poe's novels. &nbsp;Or maybe the crows prominent in Shakespeare? These guys did not turn out to be an ill omen.<br> </td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1" align="center"><big><strong>Bunjil: Aboriginal Creation Story Rock Art</strong></big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="699_Bunjil.jpg" alt=""></td> <td> <p><img src="701_Bunjil.JPG" alt=""></p> <p>This is the only known instance of a rock art site that tells the aboriginal creation story.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="702_Bunjil.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="703_Bunjil.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="704_Bunjil.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="705_Bunjil.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="706_Bunjil.JPG" alt=""></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1682_Grampian_19.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1684_Grampian_21.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1687_Grampian_24.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1685_Grampian_22.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1686_Grampian_23.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1688_Grampian_25.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <center> <p>Marlboro</p> </center> <p><big>Today on the drive east from The Grampians National Park in western Victoria, Australia toward the Snowy Mtns in the east we came across the Maryborough Velodrome. We stopped in town for lunch at a non-descript cafe with its own local legends gallery. Holy s***, is that what I think it is? Yes, an autographed world champion's jersey. Many of us know Danny Clarke from his summers spent racing at T'town! In case you can't tell from the picture, Maryborough is not T'town.</big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1689_Marlboro_01.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1690_Marlboro_02.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><big><bold>Bendigo</bold></big></p> <p><big>We stopped here on the way to the Australian Alps. ALong the way Diana read our Lonely Planet guide and stopped to check a couple of stops. In the end we made the right choice and stopped in Bendigo. Lots of interesting architecture and history.</big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1707_Bendigo_16.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><big>In yesteryear Bendigo's claim to fame was the gold deposits under the town. At height there were&nbsp;1500 km of tunnels under the city. Over the history of the city the total gold that came out of the mines was enough to fill a cube a little more than a foot on each edge.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="708_Bendigo.JPG" alt=""></p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1704_Bendigo_13.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1705_Bendigo_14.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1706_Bendigo_15.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>This contraption is part of the process of separating the gold from the tailings. Basically the pulverized ore is washed and shaken across the ribbed surface. The heavier gold separates from the rest of the rock.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="3602_Bendigo.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="3604_Bendigo.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="3603_Bendigo.JPG" alt=""></p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="3606_Bendigo.JPG" alt=""></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="3605_Bendigo.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><big>Bendigo has a small and attractive museum. We both really liked the artwork and the staging of it.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1691_Bendigo_01.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1692_Bendigo_02.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1693_Bendigo_03.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1694_Bendigo_04.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1695_Bendigo_05.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1696_Bendigo_06.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1697_Bendigo_07.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1699_Bendigo_09.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>This is the interior of the largest all-wood church in Australia.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1702_Bendigo_12.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1700_Bendigo_10.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1701_Bendigo_11.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>This is the elementary school. Pretty nice digs.</big></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1703_Bendigo.jpg" alt=""><br><big>View from the Rosalind Park Poppet Head Tower. The tower is built in the same form as the towers built over the mining openings for hauling men, equipment and ore in and out of the mines.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><big>Dinner Plain, Mt Hotham, Australian Alps</big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="709_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="711_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="713_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="714_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="715_DinnerPlain.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="717_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""><br><big>The stone across the middle of the picture was piled to break water runoff and protect the canal, known as Cobunga Ditch, dug to bring water to the gold mines.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="718_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="720_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="767_DinnerPlain.jpg" alt=""><br>Carmichael Falls is located behind the village of Dinner Plain. It is the little trickle of water coming out of the face of the rock in the middle of the picture. They are named after a past governor of Victoria who visited them in 1911 and remarked on their beauty. Apparently the long drought has affected many sites of interest. </td> <td><img src="772_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""><br>Dinner Plain is a village that is no more than 10 or 15 years old. It was developed as a residential community to serve the ski resort at Mt Hotham.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="773_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="774_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1708_DinnerPlain01.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1709_DinnerPlain_02.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1710_DinnerPlain_03.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1712_DinnerPlain.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1713_DinnerPlain_04.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1714_DinnerPlain_05.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big>Mt Hotham -- Spargo Hut Hike</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><img src="DP_Panorama_Spargo.gif" alt=""><br> <big>The above panorama is the view from a hillside above Spargo Hut. Diana did the four pictures that I stitched together using Photoshop. The hut was built by Mr. Spargo. At the time he was the roadway superintendant for the region. In his spare time his family used the hut as a retreat and his base of operations for panning for gold in the stream below. After hiking down the 20 switchbacks to the stream and 20 more switchbacks back up the other side of the valley to the hut we couldn't understand why Spargo chose that spot for his cabin. The walk in his so hard that we couldn't imagine lugging water and food from the road, down to the stream then up to the hut. </big></td> </tr> <tr><td><img src="731_Spargo.JPG" alt=""></td><td><img src="735_Spargo.JPG" alt=""></td></tr><tr><td><img src="744_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td><td></td></tr><tr> <td><img src="721_Spargo.JPG" alt=""><br> <br> </td> <td>&nbsp;<img src="722_Spargo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><big>After a long walk we both made entries in the visitors log. One of the recent entries in the hikers' log was from one of Spargo's grandchildren in which he reflected coming to the hut for vacations.</big><br><img src="../Iphone/1716_DinnerPlain_07.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="725_Spargo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="724_Spargo.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="727_Spargo.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="726_Spargo.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="730_Spargo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="728_Spargo.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="729_Spargo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="740_DinnerPlain.jpg" alt=""><br>With their changeable weather the high mountains can be a dangerous place. There are several trailheads where hikers are supposed to check-in with their departure date, destination and eta. When you are lost the best thnig to do is not to make it worse by continuing to wander.</td> <td><img src="733_Spargo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="745_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""><br>In the green bowl surrounded by the silver gray trees you can just make out Spargo Hut.</td> <td><img src="747_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="749_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="748_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="755_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="750_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="751_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1719_DinnerPlain_09.jpg" alt=""><br>The Derrick Hut. This one was built to serve the nordic ski tourers and is not used for overnights.</td> </tr> <tr><td><img src="756_DinnerPlain.jpg" alt=""> </td><td><img src="753_DinnerPlain.jpg" alt=""></td></tr> <tr> <td><img src="759_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="758_DinnerPlain.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="761_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="763_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="764_DinnerPlain.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><br></td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<big style="font-weight: bold;">Canberra -- Australia's &nbsp;National &nbsp;Capitol</big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1734_Canberra_08.jpg" alt=""><br> Australian War Museum and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier</td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1727_Canberra_01.jpg" alt=""> <br> When she first saw this view of Parliament Diana said it looked like a prison.&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="776_Canberra.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="777_Canberra.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="778_Canberra.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="780_Canberra.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="781_Canberra.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1731_Canberra_05.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1730_Canberra_04.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="782_Canberra.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1729_Canberra_03.jpg" alt=""><br> View from Tomb of the Unknown Soldier across the lake to the Parliament Building. The doorway of the Tomb lines up with the doorway to Parliament.</td> <td><img src="775_Canberra.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1733_Canberra_07.jpg" alt=""><br> At the time we visited the Tomb the troops were rehearsing for the changing of the guard.</td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1732_Canberra_06.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="783_Canberra.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1728_Canberra_02.jpg" alt=""><br> &nbsp;Sculpture on the pedestrian mall.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1735_Canberra_09.jpg" alt=""><br> Blundell's Cottage located at the edge of the lake. It one time it was the tenant farmer's cottage on the estate of &nbsp;???</td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1736_Canberra_10.jpg" alt=""><br> National Carillon&nbsp;at the edge of the man made Lake Burley Griffin </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1737_Canberra_11.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1738_Canberra_12.jpg" alt=""> <br> View looking across the lake to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1742_Canberra_15.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1740_Canberra_14.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1">&nbsp;<big>Two of the exhibits in the Australian National Museum. &nbsp;On the left Diana is holding a boomerang and wearing a kangaroo skin. On the right is the rig that an itinerant knife grinder drove around Australia for decades. The organization of the Australian National Museum is quite unique. Usually a museum is organized by topic then chronologically within the subject. This museum works more like a text with hyperlinks so that adjacent exhibits may not appear to be related to each other. Another simile might be the kids books in which one reads to the end of a chapter and then there is a choice of pages to which one turns.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><big><span style="font-weight: bold;">Sydney</span></big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big>Dunc Gray Velodrome </big>in Bankstown built for the Sydney Olympics</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="787_Velodrome.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="788_Velodrome.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1749_Sydney_07.jpg" alt=""></td> <td>My bike racing friend Chip Berezny won his world championship title in the scratch race here.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="797_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="821_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="842_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="844_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="845_Sydney.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="846_Sydney.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="847_Sydney.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="849_Sydney.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td><img src="850_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big>Kings Cross in Sydney</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="859_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="861_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="852_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="3600_Sydney.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="851_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td></td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1">&nbsp;<big style="font-weight: bold;">The Circular Quay in Sydney</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1768_Sydney_21.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1769_Sydney_22.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1795_Sydney_46.jpg" alt=""></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1">A walking tour in the vicinity of Hyde Park<br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1773_SYdney_25.jpg" alt=""><br> <br> ANZAC War Memorial</td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1774_Sydney_26.jpg" alt=""><br> The oldest synagogue in Sydney was not open to the public. Given the appearance at street level I am sure it is beautiful inside. &nbsp;Is its closure a consequence of the need to secure Jewish houses of worship in the 'modern' era?</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1777_Sydney_29.jpg" alt=""><br> This building was originally a courthouse. It was later consecrated as a church, hence its somewhat different exterior. The interior can be seen below. I especially like the curve of the balcony. </td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1782_Sydney_34.jpg" alt=""><br> The catholic cathedral, St Mary's. There is an Anglican cathedral, St James, within a block but I couldn't get a good photo.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1775_Sydney_27.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1776_Sydney_28.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="840_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="841_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;One day we did a walk through the historic district known as <br> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"><big style="font-weight: bold;"><big>The Rocks</big></big>. &nbsp;<br> </div> <div style="text-align: center;">The fountains at below left are near the Circular Quay on the way to The Rocks.</div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1783_Sydney_35.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1784_Sydney_36.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big>When they started to dig for the construction of a youth hostel they found artifacts from previous occupants of the site. In order to build the hostel and preserve the archaelogical relics they built over the site. The archaelogical dig is still underway while serving the tourist community.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1785_Sydney_37.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1786_Sydney_38.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1788_Sydney_40.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1789_Sydney_41.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1790_Sydney_42.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1791_Sydney_43.jpg" alt=""> <br> &nbsp;Statue of William &nbsp;Bligh on the waterfront below The Rocks.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1792_Sydney_44.jpg" alt=""><br> One of Sydney's tall ships at the wharf below the bridge across the harbour.</td> <td><img src="857_Sydney.JPG" alt=""><br> <br> The set of four brick row homes are typical of the housing that once stood in The Rocks. Back in the day it was a rough and tumble neighborhood near the docks, more than 100 years ago.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1838_Sydney_47.jpg" alt=""><br> Queens College at University of Melbourne.</td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1839_Sydney_48.jpg" alt=""><big>A late morning or early afternoon snack: a slice of cake and a flat white. &nbsp;Every little town and city neighborhood has its share of cafes and a bakery where you can indulge. Very much more civilized than the culture in the US where you gulp your coffee during your commute or at your desk while dealing with a gazillion emails which probably the world could live without.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1797_SydneyBikeMap.jpg" alt=""><br> <br> <big>The best street map of Sydney that we found was the one prepared for bicyclists. The maps for tourists lefave out essential streets and other aspects of interest to pedestrians.</big></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1798_Sydney.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>Love this truck graphic. The house that I owned in Upper Dublin, PA was sold to me by a guy that was a DIY legend in his own mind. Everything he touched had to be redone when I assumed ownership.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big>Opera House</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1">The Sydney Opera House is probably one of the most recognizable architectural structures in the world. It is more spectacular 'in the flesh' than any photograph I have seen.&nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="800_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="801_Opera.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="802_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="807_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="810_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="812_Opera.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="816_Opera.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="817_Opera.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1762_Sydney_16.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="819_OPeraHouse.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><big>The illumination in the nighttime photographs of the opera house give the impression that it is covered with a smooth transparent or translucent skin. This could not be farther from the truth. In the above photograph with Diana in the foreground you can see the three principle structures. &nbsp;In the architects notes he explains that the shapes are taken from sections of a sphere.<br> In the photo to the right you can see the individual roof rafters. These are poured concrete. They are T-shaped in cross section. When asssembnled on-site the edges of the head of the T are laid next to each other so that there is a smooth outer surface. When everything is in place the individual tiles, shown below, are glued in place. </big></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1764_Sydney_17.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1765_Sydney_18.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1793_Sydney_45.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<big>Sydney Botanical Garden</big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1767_Sydney_20.jpg" alt=""><br> <br> &nbsp;<big>No cycling in the parks in Australia!</big></td> <td> <p>Spent the morning on a guided your through the botanic garden. The focus of the tour was native plants used by the indigenous people as herbs, food and medicinals.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="822_Botanic.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="823_Botanic.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="827_Botanic.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="3607_Syd_Botanic.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="3609_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="3610_Sydney.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="3611_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="3612_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1800_Sydney_Botanic.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1801_Sydney_Botanic.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>Can you believe this monstrosity is a fig tree? The fruit are on the left.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1772_Sydney_24.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1799_Sydney_Cockatoo.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>Close-up of a cockatoo in the Botanical Gardens.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img style="width: 640px; height: 480px;" src="../Iphone/1802_Sydney_Botanic.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>Within the gardens there is a walkway with text and graphics telling the story of the local aboriginal people. It was originally done for the Sydey Olympics as a temporary exhibit, but still remains. Along the walk is a stretch of curbing identifying the different language groups in the region.</big></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1804_Sydney_Botanic.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img style="width: 480px; height: 640px;" src="../Iphone/1805_Sydney_Botanic.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1806_Sydney_Botanic.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="808_Botanic.JPG" alt=""></p> </td> <td> <p><big>&nbsp;This tree did not grow in its present form. It blew over in a storm. Rather than cut it down the arborists decided to wait and see.</big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1755_Sydney_10.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1760_Sydney_14.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1752_Sydney_09.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1751_Sydney_08.jpg" alt=""><br> Australian writer and poet in the Botanical Garden</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="790_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="791_Sydney.JPG" alt=""><br> <div style="text-align: center;">Mrs Macquarrie's Chair<br> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="795_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="796_Sydney.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big style="font-weight: bold;">Hyde Park&nbsp;Barracks</big><br> <div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;When the convicts first arived in Sydney from England they spent their time at the Barracks. In a technical sense this was a prison where they served their time. &nbsp;However, there were no locked barred doors and windows. Most of the prisoners worked at jobs in the local community. At the end of the day they had to return to the Barracks to check-in. &nbsp;Make no mistake, this was not a country club existence.</div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1778_Sydney_30.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1779_Sydney_31.jpg" alt=""><br> The prisoners slept in these hammocks strung by the dozens in large rooms.</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="831_Barracks.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="828_Barracks.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="834_Barracks.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="835_Barracks.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big>The above photos are of the resident rolls giving names, date of arrival, crime committed back in Britain, and sentence.</big><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="833_Barracks.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1780_Sydney_32.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1">&nbsp;During one of its incarnations the Barracks also served as a residence for widows and spinsters no longer able to live on their own. They too had jobs in-house. It was not a life of leisure in their old age.<br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="837_Barracks.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="838_Barracks.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="839_Barracks.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="836_Barracks.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big>Bondi Beach</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="864_BondiJelly.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="865_BondiJelly.JPG" alt=""><br> <br> &nbsp;<big>Some jelly fish along the shoreline of Bondi Beach. They were enough to keep Diana out of the water.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="866_Bondi.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="3617_Bondi.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="3618_Bondi.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="3619_Bondi.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="3624_Bondi.JPG" alt=""></td> <td>The sea wall along the length of Bondi Beach is filled with murals done by anyone with the courage to bring their paints and show off their skill.<br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="3621_Bondi.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="3622_Bondi.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1810_Bondi.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="3627_Bondi.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1">&nbsp;<big>Photos from the walk along the bluffs between Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> <br> <img src="870_B0ndiSwimClun.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1813_Bondi.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="869_Bondi.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1818_Bondi.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1814_Bondi.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1815_Bondi.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1816_Bondi.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1817_Bondi.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1819_Bondi.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><big><big style="font-weight: bold;">Ulla </big></big><span class="SpellE"><big><big style="font-weight: bold;">Dulla: </big></big></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span class="SpellE">We spent a night here on our way back to Melbourne. &nbsp;Apart from the lighhouse on the headlands there wasn't much else to hold our interest. There was however an upcoming performance of the Berlin Chamber Orchestra at a local church. </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1821_Ulla%20Dulla.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><big style="font-weight: bold;"><big>Eden</big></big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1833_Eden.jpg" alt=""><br> The murals along he wall tell the story of Eden and its inhabitants.</td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1832_Eden.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>Eden Killer Whale Museum</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1823_Eden.jpg" alt=""></p> <p><big>The skeleton of the legendary killer whale that led his pod to assist the men of Eden in their pursuit of commercial whales.</big> </p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1824_Eden.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1825_Eden.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1826_Eden.jpg" alt="">&nbsp;</p> <p><big>This tower is known as Boyd's Folly. He built it to serve as a private light house for his ships and as a lookout for whales. Such a lookout made it possible for Boyd's crews to get the jump on competitors in the race out to the whales.</big></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1827_Eden.jpg" alt=""><br> Another view of Boyds Folly.</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1828_Eden.jpg" alt=""><br> The house at the Davidson Whaling station</td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1830_Eden.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1829_eden.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>Diana reading about some of the whale blubber rendering machinery left from the days when the Davidson whaling station was still working.</big></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1831_Eden.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>A couple of Kangaroos on the grounds of the Davidson Whaling Station.</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1840_Sydney_49.jpg" alt=""></td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../Iphone/1841_Sydney_50.jpg" alt=""></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1834_Melb.jpg" alt=""><br> <big>This is a cow sculpture up in a tree on the Melbourne waterfront.</big></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1835_Melb_Victoria.jpg" alt=""><br> <br> <big>Inside one of the roofed sections of Queen Victoria Market</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1836_Melb_RMIT.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="../Iphone/1837_Melb_RMIT.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1">The above two pictures are Diana's apartment complex while at Uni Melb.</td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td colspan="2" rowspan="1"><big style="font-weight: bold;">The Melbourne Zoo</big></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p>Before my return to the US east coast, land of ice and snow, Diana and I went to the zoo. Picture taking was not allowed in the platypus exhibit so you'll have settle for a sculpture. We had seen wombats as road kill; imagine very slow and large guinea pigs; so it was neat to see live ones. The emu wallow in muddy ponds to keep cool. Along the road across Victoria we had seen signs advising drivers to watch out for koalas but we only caught sight of them in the zoo. And finally there is the lion king doing what I need to do after living out of a suitcase for five weeks and driving 3600 miles in two countries.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="884_MelbourneZoo.jpg" alt=""></td> <td><img src="885_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="886_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="888_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><br> </td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="896_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="892_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><big>Emus enjoying there mudbath on a warm day.</big><br> </td> <td><img src="894_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="897_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="898_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="900_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="902_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="907_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="903_melbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td><br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="909_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="911_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="912_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="914_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="916_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="917_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="919_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></td> <td><img src="931_MelbourneZoo.jpg" alt=""></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td><img style="width: 640px; height: 426px;" alt="Zoo" src="923_MelbourneZoo.JPG"></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img style="width: 640px; height: 426px;" alt="Zoo" src="935_MelbourneZoo.JPG"></td> <td> <p>&nbsp;<img src="934_MelbourneZoo.JPG" alt=""></p> </td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="../Iphone/1820_Sydney.jpg" alt=""></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </body></html>