Thursday, June 23, 2011

Los Angeles.

I went to LA  a few weeks ago specifically to see Kylie Minogue at the Hollywood Bowl. Say what you will, but I would and have flown further to see her. Anyway, I made a weekend out of it and did all sorts of stuff. I have been to LA more times then I can count, and even lived there for a year when I was younger so its not really new to me, but like any most cities the evolving culture and and people draw me in because there is  always something new and fresh to see and do. This trip included the Getty in Bel Air,  Forest Lawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Hollywood, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Griffith Observatory, and dinner at Church & State (next to Molly Ringwald!) I have been to the Getty before but it is extremely impressive this time of year, so I will be doing a post of photos dedicated solely to it, in the next few days.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sydney, Bondi and the Blue Mountains, Australia.

Sydney. What can I say, really? It's worth every second of the time it takes to get there, and it is filled with people who maintain a feisty and artistic spirit, an amazing harbo(u)r and vibrant neighborhoods. The Royal Botanical Gardens, Darling Harbour, the Sydney Opera House, views of the Harbour Bridge from the Rocks, and dinner at Orto in Surry Hills are all musts while you're visiting. Bondi beach is just a bus ride from the city and offers up a fierce bit of ocean beach that brings in the surfers and serious swimmer. Out of the city and up into the Blue Mountains lay the the Three Sisters, and amazing rock formation that jut out in a valley full of waterfalls and eucalyptus trees. Sydney and it's surrounding area is, as my friends David and Melissa taught me, BONZA!