Australian Cities & Urban Landscapes
10 galleriesTIA is so proud and pleased to finally say, "Welcome to Sydney!" Since childhood -- and before I knew how to use a camera -- Sydney has been the ultimate destination for me. After reading hundreds of guidebooks over the decades… After falling in love with kangaroos and koala bears from images in National Geographic magazines… After purchasing dozens of posters of the skyline of Australia's largest city from other photographers... I can now officially offer images from my own enchanting experience "Down Under”! My fascination with Sydney -- that faraway metropolis in the southern realms of the world -- was further compounded on the evening of December 31, 1999. I sat, entranced and mesmerized, in front of my television set in New York City watching this other distant city enter the Year 2000 with the most dazzling array of fireworks I had ever seen. I knew then that not only was it a goal to visit Sydney, but I also had to visit at New Year's to be a participant in one of the planet's most popular parties -- and to get it all documented on camera. All my dreams and aspirations since childhood became a reality between December 29, 2013 and January 4, 2014. Sydney did not disappoint. In combination with the voyage to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore over Christmas, I have felt quite humbled, enlightened, and fortunate ever since this unique excursion concluded.