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Sup fans, today was a very busy day for our team at work but I’m glad it’s over.

Today there was a combination of exciting items as explained in the subject, though not combined.

First of all I will explain “Lunch”, my colleagues and I went to Nando’s Portuguese restaurant for lunch. I had a Mediterraian salad as seen below with additional “hot” grilled chicken. I enjoyed the chicken, feta, cherry tomatoes and the greens, but one of my pet hates is when olives are mixed in a dish, and not pitted. Sure it’s easy to spit out the seed, but I don’t enjoy placing a mouthful of chicken and salad in my mouth only to have to concentrate on how to remove the seed that is sitting in the middle of it all. Anyway, that’s my whinge, I’m over it now.

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Next topic, “Mould”. D has a mug on his desk which originally was left with a bit of unfinished coffee, it was somehow forgotten in the sands of time and now has started to grow. We agreed that this should be allowed to live like the rest of our species, though it will be covered with cling wrap to hide the interesting scent. Personally I hope that a new species will develop from this and we will become famous. See below, I may be able to provide you with an update in a few weeks.

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And finally, “Bridge”. After work I decided to go for a walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I usually run across, but you don’t really take in and appreciate the lovely views, and it’s sometimes nice to do it this way. Below are just some of the shots taken from my iPhone.

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See you all soon….

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Not doing too well with my “daily” photo challenge thus far, I’ve manage to post 3 days out of ┬áthe last 5 which isn’t too bad, but then I shouldn’t really be calling it a “daily” photo challenge.

I again failed to capture an image on my iPhone today so decided to pick out a picture from my family trip to Lindeman Island early last year which lies on the east coast of Queensland, a state of Australia, approximately 10km from the mainland judging by my Google maps eye measurement system.

I chose something that I wasn’t too proud of (but made me laugh at the time), it’s a shot of my son having a go down a slide which he was very excited about, it was about knee height and therefore not a long slide. As he positioned himself on top, I decided to get a photo of his experience.

As he smiled and waved at the camera, I said “go, go, go”! In the time it took my camera to focus with the half press, the following image is what was produced. Instead of pushing himself down, he dived down and went over the edge. He got up off the floor unimpressed that my wife and I where in tears laughing at the image that appeared on the camera as you will see below.

I gave my boy and hug and he was all smiles again and ready for another go, this time more gracefully.

Hi fans, I still haven’t taken the SLR for a road trip, so I picked out some of the pictures I have yet to share from my travels in the European Spring of 2007.

I spent the first week of our two month honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast, accommodated by Positano. I only wish I could go back with my SLR with the skills I have learnt in the more recent months. I guess I’ll just have to go back then.

After getting off the plane in Rome from Australia, getting on the internal shuttle to the main airport, catching a train from the airport to Rome and then catching a train from Rome to Salerno (which I eventually realized I should of went to Sorrento instead), then getting a bus to Amalfi, we decided to stop and rest for a tasty beverage. We still needed to get a bus from Amalfi to Positano. This is how you travel!

Arriving in Positano with all our bags, we then had to jump on a smaller bus that dropped us closer to our hotel as there was no way I was going to carry all our bags up the hill after all that traveling. I don’t think my wife appreciated that I was making this all out to be the Amazing Race at the time.

As soon as we got to the hotel, we got some well earned rest then went to dinner. After almost falling asleep at the table, the restaurant owner introduced me to Limoncello which is an Italian Lemon liqueur produced in Southern Italy, usually taken after dinner, he laughed after I sculled it thinking it was a shot, whereas it was meant to be sipped on slowly, I’ll know for next time.

Over the next few days we explored Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. The following are more shots taken in Amalfi.

They really loved lemons in this region, these ones would hurt if thrown into the facial region of any man, look at the size of these bad boys.

The Cathedral of St.Andrew below.

When traveling back to Positano one day, the whole town eventually got involved in trying to sort out the mess below, so many buses, so little room for two, it was hilarious. Not sure what the book was telling the bus driver to do.

This shot below was taken from Ravello, way up top.

And below, out and about in Positano, the first image was the view from our hotel room by night.

Walking around in the day, it was so amazing to see how all these homes were stacked on the hill.

I was so excited, I was levitating.

I could of stayed here for hours if they had a chair here, and maybe a drink, again you can see lemons.

Down on the beach

The Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

The church, and our hotel somewhere in there.

Finally, I saw this lady almost every day on my pizza boxes, take away was so cheap, around two euros (with a pizza inside the box), I still consider these to be the best Pizza’s I have ever eaten in “my life”.

I’ll see you again someday lady on my pizza box, and maybe I can watch you next time………I mean, watch you make the Pizza that is.

Ciao!

Hello fans, you may remember a week or so back I posted some images from the same museum using my external fish eye lens that attached to the iPhone. Today I finally retrieved the images from my digital SLR. I had to intended to take a lot more photos, though I did make a rookie mistake; Knowing that the museum is not lit well to create its effects, I left my Tripod in the car. So I only have a few select using the wall, a stroller, my sons head, or whatever I could find to take some still images without a flash.

As soon as we entered the museum, we swooped in to see some stuffed animals, this eagle caught my eye.

Then I took a snap at this crocodile.

We couldn’t contain our excitement anymore and headed straight for the dinosaur bone displays. I was still smacking the palm of my hand on my forehead for not bringing the tripod, muttering unkind words to myself for the error, even this┬áVelociraptor was having a go at me “ROOOOOAAAAR, DON’T FORGET YOUR TRIPOD NEXT TIME”.

Nearby, a Muttaburrasaurus baring his bones was begging for a shot, I used the stroller to keep the camera still.

Then I stumbled upon an Ankylosaurus head. I like to refer to these dinosaurs as tanks.

Not 100% sure, but I think the following is a Chasmosaurus, the Belli species. Apparently there are two species of Chasmosaurus, the other known as Russelli had three horns instead of just the one.

Another horned dinosaur, I have no idea what this one is called. Please enlighten me.

Finally Giganotosaurusaurs, the first shot turned out alright balancing on my sons head, the other was a bit blurred so I just played with an effect during editing.

I hope you enjoyed the walk through the museum with me, if only I had my tripod I would of have had a whole lot more. Oh well, just an excuse for me to go back again some day. Thanks for stopping by.

I thought I would share with you a shot I took of a dessert I cannot get enough of, Ricotta Cannoli.

Whenever I go past an Italian patisserie, I have to jump in to pick up a box of these bad boys. Nothing beats sitting down on the lounge in front of the TV on a cold winters day, the heater keeping me warm with a coffee in one hand, and a Ricotta Cannoli in the other, and then someone special to clean up afterwards. If I had three hands, the other would be holding my PlayStation controller, or possibly my wife’s hand.

 

Rolling through my pictures from my past travels in Europe, I stumbled upon this picture which made me laugh as it has a little story attached to it.

My wife and I whilst in Paris arrived at our 1 star hotel, checked in, and with our backpacks on our backs and front, was guided to the lift that would take us to our rooms. When the door to the lift opened, we saw the smallest lift in the world, my wife and I starred blankly at each other and than the hotel receptionist, he also had a blank look as if he was saying, “Well you can go to your room now”. So I shrugged my shoulders while looking at my wife and walked in, she was giggling at me as I couldn’t even fit in with my bags on. I had to reverse out backwards and the hotel receptionist said “Leave your bag here and go up, I will send up your bags, than your wife. Normally I would say ladies first to allow my wife to go, but I thought I’d better check if this contraption went anywhere safe. It did and after the lift door opened, I reversed into a room that was the similar size to the lift with a door on either side, one was our room and the other for another hotel guest. I opened the door to our room and had a quick peek when suddenly I heard a “ding” from the lift and the doors opened and it was my bag, I said “Hello bag, glad you could make it” and threw it into the room. Another minute had passed, “ding”, my wife’s bags had arrived. I was now hoping my wife arrived next, or perhaps an exotic French maid to clean our room. Finally the last “ding” sound from the lift and it was my wonderful wife with a big smile on her face. We laughed and went inside our room which we could gladly both fit into. I love traveling in Europe.