Snapshots of Sydney CBD

…with my new iPhoneXR.

I have upgraded my phone first time in four years.  I quite enjoyed my iPhone 6 but it was getting harder and harder to keep up the software upgrades.

It’s time to farewell.

Thank you iPhone 6 for being my always buddy supporting my everyday life.  You made me easy to connect to the world, and you made me addict sometime too.

Now, here are the random test shots I caught with XR…, I like the outcomes and I will look forward my life with this guy as long as it stands.

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At Houston Airport

I arrived at George Bush International Airport a little earlier than the scheduled in the morning.  My next flight to Tucson was supposed to fly off  in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

The reality was that my flight took off 6 hours delay.

The more waiting time gave me more opportunity to stroll the airport terminal to snap them.

I like airport generally.  Airport is quite special place (to me) that produces dynamic movement of people who have various background in origins, crossing at the site for the destinations they head for their various travel purposes. I enjoyed myself at Houston Airport for the same reason.  Announcements in the airport called in both English and Spanish was one of what I did not catch in Sydney Airport and it made me ensure about myself a traveler or a stranger there, which was good.

Anyway, here are some of photos I snapped at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (the hub domestic flights if I understood right).

I felt good vibe throughout the time I was there.

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Oasis for the passengers awaiting for boarding
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Perching at the counter
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Get to moving
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Fast, fast..!
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A concourse connecting terminal blocks
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Minimalism

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Hello Mr Bush

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2019 Tucson Gem Shows

Again, I was a little too excited at the fact that I was there and saw enormous gems, and I hence did not take a lot of photos at the show, but here we go!

A couple of notes, during the period of this show, it’s like entire Tucson became the show ground, many traders booked hotels to use the hotel rooms for exhibiting their rocks and stones.

Or exuberant dealers / sellers have sat their allocated booth in the huge panelized houses, which will take you hours and days to stroll through till the end.

I was very lucky to be there with the two ladies!  The lady on the left on the first photo, named Naoko Fujinami, is my master of crystals and she is the first disciple of JaneAnn Dow, the crystal reader & healer.  And since Naoko has friend networks with miners and dealers, I also have got a opportunity to meet / greet and talk with a few of them out of her friends.

I hope these photos share the joy how I was excited at being surrounded by rocks at the show.  🙂

 

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Snapshots of Blackwattle Bay in one summer afternoon

These were photographed a few days before I flew to Japan to close my 2018.

I procrastinate taking additional half hour for photography after work, but that day was only exception.  I would have not tried any big shot but simply hoped to catch a summer afternoon in Sydney.

Then why didn’t I choose somewhere near or under Harbour Bridge?  I don’t know.  My house is not in the direction where Anzac Bridge leads to, but Anzac Bridge adores me for its architecture and keeps me coming back to, and that day seemed be one of that.

Being so, I did not take a walk the path alongside Blackwattle Bay and I found number of small challenges in taking snapshots.

It was a little fun afternoon.

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Glebe Island Bridge under Anzac Bridge.

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Anzac Bridge leading to central Sydney.
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Looking Sydney Centre Point between the masts.
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Glancing central Sydney.
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Last shot before I left the area.

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Happy New Year

I hope 2019 came with bringing smiles and peace to you.

I took a flight to Japan on 30th of Dec at night, to spend new years eve and day with family there.  My first week of 2019 was past as fast as giving one blink.

It was certainly short holiday, and despite the fact that it was really cold there (yes it was to me!) that it was in the range of -1 to 10 deg C, I was clear, energetic and had a great time.  I forgot to take photos in many occasions during the stay, but here are some I caught.

I am glad to be back in here, and I will look forward having more sharing and exchanging photos and journals with you ahead!

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Sunrise at the airport on arrival day
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An aircraft descending toward runway.
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A shrine for a goddess is at the back of the pond in the park.
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The entrance of the shrine.
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Wash your hands (and rinse your mouth) here before you pray.
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Heads of Shinkansen fast rail services at Tokyo station
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Shy Mt Fuji finally showed me her snow capped beautiful head behind the clouds.
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Japanese feast for celebrating new year.
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‘Zohni’ mochi, chicken, sliced fish cakes, and vege soup.

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This was literally the first shot I took in Gold Coast.

We took a very early flight (departed Sydney at 6:10am) and put our luggage onto the accommodation to head to a local cafe (a particular cafe which my friend loves) for the breakfast.  I caught this on our way to the cafe walking along the beach.

I thought this photo was as good in contrast of bright yellow of Life Guard shed in the bright blue sky.  Then I turned it into black and white, and found it good too.

Can you see the skyline of high-rise buildings?  The symbolic Surfers Paradise skyscrapers never get absent its existence, but it actually helped me to make my photo a little bit unique in perspectives.  Yes, they are caught in frame in number of photos I took in GC.  😉  I will share a few more in later posts…

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