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On the road with an IT Pro: Sydney Australia

By jmgarvin

Sydney Australia

Fellow TechRepublic member and information technology professional jmgarvin has to travel often for his company. Sometimes he goes to a place that most would consider interesting. One recent trip took him to Sydney Australia. He sent along these photos for us to enjoy.

And while we are talking travel, the next time you go somewhere interesting as part of your life as an IT Pro, take some photos and pass them on to us (send an e-mail to mark.kaelin@cnet.com with Travel Log in the subject line) with some information about where you went, why you were there, and what you did while you were there. Did you find a great restaurant, a fantastic hotel that you want to recommend -- we all have to travel from time to time, so share your experiences and give your peers a heads up.

36 comments
amendez
amendez

Now, don't get me wrong - this is some fine photography indeed but I feel just a scosh mislead. Tech Republic - I was thinking oooOOoooOOO someone went and took some Techy pictures in Australia. But alas, aside from the scenic views, dissapointment. I expected to see more... em... how shall I put this... technology? First girth now this. Dissapoint is rampant.

bligh
bligh

G'day mate Yeh it's Sydney down under It was correct in the original post but Sidney in the headline comment. Bugger

themouser2
themouser2

What a terrible thing to have to travel to Sydney. I pity you. Yeah right! Just like my son's first ARMY station being Hawaii!

64molson
64molson

Great pictures Jim. I hope you didn't get to much sand in your laptop!! Great time to go, our winter, their summer - just coincidence???

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

I had to go to train some folks there and it just so happened it was in December ;-) I might get to go back this month as well!

MickPatten
MickPatten

Awesome pictures. Looks like you spent most of your time in the vacinity of Kiribilli. Agree with previous poster - colours in pic 3 are pretty amazing... very slight hint of smog though... :(

Exp
Exp

no, I bet he spent most his time in Darling Harbour (notice the spelling) and The Rocks

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

I was just across the harbour (there, you happy? :-P ) in North Sydney. I went to the Blue Mountains, Bondi Beach, and I got to wander around the "old" Olympic Park. The sad part was that since I was working, I didn't have much of a chance to get out and about to other areas.

linda
linda

great job, Jim. Thanks for these pics. Happy New Year, Linda

potlov
potlov

The Third picture - I such combinations of the colour did not see else! JO.

seanferd
seanferd

Quite good with a camera you are, sir.

exwrexona
exwrexona

That would be Sydney, not Sidney :-)

bobturner
bobturner

You'd think an IT Pro could spell correctly, Maybe he's just from Los Annjellies ;-)

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

Like Oakland and Albuquerque ;-)

jcarr1
jcarr1

Good thing you only went to Sydney, imagine the spelling if you had called into Kaltukatjara, Oodnadatta or Bungeworgorai. Cheers John

Womble
Womble

my dad was born in New Zealand in a place called Ohingaiti (Said as "oh a nighty". Other places there are Kaukopakopa and Urutiti (Which had a nudist beach between a rubbish dump and a christian youth camp)

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

Sorry about that - at least I was consistent ;) I have made the appropriate correction - I blame the hectic holidays.

JamesRL
JamesRL

You should have put the captions under the photos.... James

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

I had no say in the layout of the pages. Someone decided title/captions on top and text on the bottom.

Jaqui
Jaqui

youse canna expect the yanks to have correct spelling, after all, they think colour doesn't have a u in it. ;)

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

It's spelled color, not colour, according to the all knowing, all seeing Firefox.* * Isn't everyone's system set to American English?

dofred1
dofred1

The yanks don't know they are the only ones in step in the whole army. But don't give up - the NEXT time they hold a "World" championship they might even invite the rest of the world.

Rndmacts
Rndmacts

Only the U.S. drops the "U" in words, colour, behaviour, etc., all other English speaking countries insert and use the original spelling with the "U". Yes and please get TR to edit Sidney to the proper spelling, it is Sydney with a Y, a place name that should not be phonetically spelled.

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

Everyone knows that Canadians are just myths, like Bigfoot.

JamesRL
JamesRL

That Firefox is wrong, wrong, wrong. Many Canadians use American settings. Many like myself do not, because we like to spell correctly (even if we can't type). James

Tig2
Tig2

JM, you got some great shots! Thank you so much for sharing them! Next time you go, take me!!!

sro
sro

The Opera house i Sidney is designed by the famos Danish architekt J?rn Udzon

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

:-)

bookkeeper
bookkeeper

Yes those are so nice pictures absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

With my brand spanking new camera, I'm starting to take pictures where ever I go. Let me give you guys some context to the images 1. Blue Mountains 2. An old schooner (or something) in the harbor 3. Bondi Beach 4. Darling Harbour 5. Looking down from on the north end of the Harbour Bridge 6. Interesting...Old with new in downtown 7. Koalas! 8. Entrance to Luna Park...YIKES! 9. Harbour Bridge from North Sydney 10. Harbour Bridge from a park in North Sydney 11. Christmas when it's 100 degrees! 12. The Opera House at sunset. 13. Closer view...did you know the outside of the Opera House is covered with tile? 14. On the way back after the sun went down 15. Kangaroo! 16. A crazy guy street performer, that was actually pretty good. 17. A memorial fountain in downtown 18. The original Sydney....The "furniture" is there to give you a sense of how small these houses were. 19. The Rock...more of the original Sydney 20. Just creepy...straight up creepy...