September 23, 2001
Being a Bainee the Aussie way. Playing Cricket at Bain Cricket Day, overlooking Sydney Harbour and being professionally catered
September 22th, 2001
Bather's Pavilion in Balmoral, one of my favourite dining places
September 11th, 2001 (05:50AM)
The sun rises over Manly Beach (as seen from my breakfast table). N.B. At this time it was still mid-day of September 10th in New York and nobody could imagine what would happen less than a day later.
August 5, 2001 (i.e. the middle of winter)
Manly Beach in Winter.
|Before and after August 5th we had day and days with cloudless skies and temperatures around 20 Centigrade (~70 degrees Fahrenheit). People (and not only the crazy ones) were swimming the whole winter.|
June 3, 2001
Blue Mountains close to Wentworth Falls
|I did the "National Pass" trail which went all along a small step in the rock wall. As there are layers of stones with different hardness, some layers erode later which caused this step.|
|Most of the trail was actually under over-hanging rock, as most layers above were of weaker stone.|
May 27th, 2001
Watson's Bay on the South Side of the Harbour
|Doyle's Restaurant in Watson's Bay. A restaurant famous for its location|
April 1st, 2001
West Head (opposite Palm Beach) at the north end of the northern Beaches or precisely in Ku-rin-gai Chase National Park. This picture overlooks Broken Bay where I had been sailing as well.
|View towards Barrenjoey Lighthouse (Palm Beach)|
|Overlooking Pittwater (big inlet)|
|Friends who were up here with me: Amy and Viveka (a transfer from the Stockholm office) with husband Magnus. Magnus spent the whole three months while Viveka was working with playing Beach Volleyball at Manly Beach (sometimes with Australian Olympians).|
March 4th, 2001
Formula one Grand Prix Melbourne (I just flew down for the day)
That's the best shot I could get. The cars were passing so fast that it was almost impossible to catch them on celluloid (or rather silicon).
|It was quite an experience. The first time I saw a Formula One car live in action was in a pre-race which was actually a handicap race between a BMW 3 Series normal street car, a Holden V8 racing car and a BMW Williams. The Holden V8 was significantly faster than the BMW 3 Series. However, the BMW Williams was out of this world. One suddenly could hear already from far some out of this world screaming (comparable to the approaching T-Rex in Jurassic Park) followed by a brief white-ish shadow passing in front of me.|
|Sydney Sunday morning, December 3rd 2000|
|December 3rd, 2000
Start area of "Cycle Sydney" an annual event, where several thousand bikers tour 50 km from North Sydney across the Harbour Bridge to Paramatta.
|Bikers crossing the Harbour Bridge|
|Christmas shopping at 26 degrees centigrade at Warringah Mall, the largest shopping mall of the southern hemisphere (a 7 minute bike ride from where I live)|
|Manly Beach on December 3rd, 2000. The Australians are excited: "Oh, it feels much more like Christmas now that it gets warmer". Remark Markus: As if it ever had been cold! It's usually 16 - 20 degrees centigrade also during winter.|
|Lightning storm over the Pacific, as seen from my apartment. Thunderstorms here have an awfully tropical strength. In this particular one the lightning went on for more than two hours with lightning hits every 15 seconds. The next day there was a storm where the Rail Authority counted 2,000 hits into its system within an hour.|
|November 25th/26th, 2000
Bain Surf Weekend close to Kiama (2 hours south of Sydney)
|Shoalshead Beach close to Kiama where we went surfing.|
|At the North Coast (i.e. north of Sydney) in Terrigal with my two work colleagues (locally called "work mates") Peter (from L.A.) and Holger (temporary transfer from Munich)|
|Believe it or not, this is Copacabana Beach (at the North Coast of Sydney)|