19 November 2014

Travelogue Continues

As Tousan mentioned in his post today, it is still feeling very much like Januvember out there on the tundra. It's a bit soul-crushing, I have to say. So I thought some more historical travelogue photos would be just the ticket.

In January of 2003, I took full advantage of Gustavus' January Term offerings and took it upon myself to take a class entitled "Astronomy of the Southern Skies." Why the sudden interest in astronomy you might ask? Well, you see, this particular class was going to be offered at the University of Wollongong in Australia. To coincide with this particular trip, I also got what was (I believe) my very first digital camera. What follows are some highlights of that trip:

Kelly, Sam, me, and... Ack, I forgot his name! At the Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We had a long layover on our way to Syndey. 

The Three Sisters, in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. 

A very large radio-telescope, part of the array in Australia that helped track the moon landing.

The Sydney Opera House. As seen from...

The Sydney Harbor Bridge.

My faithful traveling companions, Kelly and Carl, at the Sydney Aquarium.

Fun side note: Carl is now a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, after getting his doctorate in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Cornell. He took this class way more seriously than the rest of us.

Penang, Malaysia, a side-trip on our way home.
All of these photos of warm places in the sunshine have definitely given me a brief respite from Januvember. Now to go cuddle with some cats, as per usual.

They like keeping me company.


Gino said...

Ah, the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House. I've been there, you know. It was I think 1971.

Jimi said...

Nice photos. It's sure nice to have archives when the winds of November blow. And you have blogging to attend to.

Mom said...

I LOVE the cats and you picture. Thanks for a nice Costco trip.

Retired Professor said...

The travelogues have been the best part of NaBloPoMo.