The best view from a zoo

A giraffe eats dinner whilst overlooking the Sydney skyline.

Seeing a giraffe is always an awesome experience. Add the Sydney skyline to that and there really isn’t many better sights anywhere.

This was my view when I took the ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo. The ferry ride is always a fun one, the journey a very short one.

Getting up to the zoo is great. A cable car ride can be taken (one way or a return journey) with some even greater views high above the ground below.

This was a very rushed and fairly last minute look around the zoo, so apologies for the lack of content this time around. If I am back here again I will be sure to take much more time. I always prefer to see animals in the wild however, and this is my aim. Hopefully I find some great photo opportunities in the next twelve months with this in mind!


Just because you aren’t seen doesn’t mean you aren’t doing great

I love looking from my current location toward the city centre. The huge skyscrapers huddled together in a space 1cm across. In that space are what, tens of thousands of people? Hundreds of thousands? 

Each pixel will possess hundreds of unique stories. The people in there doing fantastic or inspirational things with fascinating life stories. But from here, what makes one pixel different to the last? Nothing. It all blends into one as if those stories aren’t there.

Do you wish your blog was viewed more? More likes and interaction? More people appreciating the hard work and effort put in and the incredible stories you have to share? Those people are out there, they just can’t appreciate it if you are out of view. 

Imagine this skyline at night with all the lights turned off. Every blog post turns a light on in your building, one by one. Eventually that building will be seen for miles and miles and will get heads turning. It may become the most noticeable building out there. That’s a bit like blogging in my opinion. Keep posting and keep switching those lights on, sooner or later your audience will have little reason to look anywhere other than your way. 

Keep blogging!

The sky told me how to vote today…

I went to the beach this morning, walking underneath the Spit Bridge in Seaforth, north of Sydney. If there was a bridge I would be hesitant to walk under it would be the one named ‘Spit’, however I persevered for the clear waters as seen in my previous post.

I got quite a shock as I looked up, what I thought was the only cloud in the sky turned out to be the word ‘VOTE’, created by a plane that could only be slightly heard and seen. It wasn’t finished there, the letters ‘N’ and ‘O’ followed. I thought this pilot was going out of his way to tell people to vote now, which would have been pretty cool. Instead, he finished at ‘vote no’ and flew into off the distance. 

For those outside of Australia, there is a vote on same sex marriage taking place. Vote No of course is not the view of all Sydneysiders, the Vote Yes campaign has a lot of backing. 

More about this specific occurance can be read here. This pilot was funded to make the statement by no-voters, clearly against same-sex marriage. 

What a way to live. Going out of the way to tell others how to live their lives. Fair enough, many view religious viewpoints are deemed non-negotiable but that is the reason I left it behind. If our laws are governed by long-dead Stone Age people, we’re pretty screwed. I personally prefer to update our ideologies to match 21st century living. I don’t care if gay people have same sex relationships as it doesn’t bother me nor affect me in the slightest. The day that same sex couples go out of their way to tell me how to live, there will be a problem. Until then, let’s just all like who we like and spend time with our loved ones instead of telling others who their loved ones should be.

What quality of life is there if a life is spent angry at the lives of others?