Feb 24 – THEN AND NOW: “AT LEAST THEY COULD NOT RUIN THE BEAUTIFUL HARBOR”
Also, Australia’s See-Through Money
As we were sailing around the Sydney Harbor today, I remembered a painting, a drawing actually, I bought from an 80-year old artist in front of the Opera House.
The year was 1985. The artist, E.G. Twist, signed and dated his artwork as ’85. It still hangs in our guest bedroom here in Maui. Mr. Twist drew the city skyline with the Opera House in the forefront.
So during our Feb 24 boat ride, I kept taking various photos of the city skyline now, 30 years later, intending to compare them with that old drawing when we get back home.
Since I did not have the photo of the painting with me, I never quite got the right angle. But with the help of the Photoshop highlights, here’s a picture of the tremendous changes Sydney has undergone during the last three decades. Upward, of course.
“What is Sydney like?” Elizabeth asked me on the flight from Perth.
“Now, it’s like New York,” I replied. “But at least they could not ruin the beautiful harbor. We’ll have to take a cruise.”
Australia’s See-through Money
I have always been intrigues by Australia’s see-through money. I have never seen anything like it anywhere else around the world.
Take a look…