October 03, 2005
New Zealand: Like a Virgin
New Zealand's landscape looks like it's only now been touched for the very first time. The outdoors are great; I'm reminded of Colorado.
John Robert Godley, Founder of Canterbury, New Zealand
"Chalice" by Neil Dawson in Cathedral Square
Christ Church and Chalice
Sculpture in front of Christ Church
There are trails you can wander after riding the Christchurch gondola.
Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown
Duckies in the Lake
A tree on the shore
A hybrid of baobabs and fractals near Doubtful Sound
Sign imitates life
The front page of Queenstown's "Southland Times" on September 27, 2005 features an article about frozen fried eggs.
Onlookers looking on Doubtful Sound
Doubtful Sound sounds like the name of a novice experimental band, but the only sounds here are those of nature. (And the boat engine.)
October 11, 2005
Sydney's Koala Park
Zoos cage animals in unnatural environments, but enabling people to see uncommon animals raises awareness about the existence of species they might have otherwise neglected. While I'm determining my position, I can visit zoos.
Koala Park has: koalas,
Eastern Grey Kangaroos,
a bird with pubic hair on its head,
birds with green beaks,
and Pink Cockatoos.