The photos below are not necessarily the best or most interesting photo I took while visiting another country. They are more here as a story that epitomises the trip, or are a particular strong memory for me and tell a story.
The Roman Baths in Bath, England. This photo captures both the serenity with the calm green water, as well as the history and is a window into the life of a Roman some 2,200 years ago.
Nelson Mandela’s cell, Robben Island. Standing in his shoes, if only for a minute, sent shivers down my spine and I imagined his life and his achievements after such a long time incarcerated. No matter what life throws at you, you can always do great things.
Buckingham Palace, the day after Princes Diana died. Never before have I seen a city, a world, so sad. She touched us all.
Blind Cricket Conference. I was humbled to be selected as am Australian delegate to establish The World Blind Cricket Council.
Stonehenge. I’ve always been intrigued by time and history. Stonehenge was an awe inspiring visit. See my blog on time here.
Abi and me. My best mate, Nejat, walks with me after scoring a hundred in a World Cup. This photo shows how exhausted I am, with Nejat helping me after i batted n sweltering conditions for a couple of hours.
Jaws and me. Ever since my parents took me to see Jaws in 1975 I’ve loved sharks. This was taken in Florida at the Jaws ride at Universal Studios
Red Rocks and me. Visiting Colorado was a antastic opporunity and standing where Bono, and others, have stood looking up at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre was so much fun.
Jud Garland star. When in Hollywood I took this photo for my mum. She loved Judy Garland.
Donald Duck topiary. No visit to Disneyland is complete without checking out the gardens and this topiary Donald Duck was a stand out.
Giraffe and me. Such a beautifully strange creature. I’ve always admired giraffes for their elegance and awkwardness.
The Golden Gate Bridge. With only about 18 hours in San Francisco, I hd to pack it in. From Alcatraz, the city, Fishermans’s wharf, it was a hectic day. But I did manage to snap this iconic shot of the Golden Gate.
Mardi and trees. We visited Hagley Park whilst in Christchurch. I love this image of Mardi, dwarfed by the big trees lined up behind her
Mardi and joy. Our first trip to NYC and we got upgraded to business class. I love this photo as it shows Mardi and her sheer joy in getting a business class seat overseas.
Heartbreak forever. This image, from Arlington Cemetery, show the enormity of death at war and really moved me as we walked through the grounds. You can read the statistics, but nothing hits home like walking among thousands of gravestones.
Flatiron from up high. The majestic Flatiron building is pincerred between 5th Avenue and Broadway. We first fell in love with New York, and then during this visit fell n love with her architecture.
Four and Jefferson. Whilst in Washington DC I met up with some great folks as part of the animal welfare movement. This photo shows them and uses pillars and sun for effect.
In Love. Our third visit to NYC was in 2012 and Mardi and I purchased an eternity ring. This photo was taken shortly afterwards in front of the famous LOVE sign. It represents both our love for each other and our love of NYC.
A Peek at the Peak. I lost a lot fo weight in 2013 and this shot shows me at my thinnest. It was hot and steamy at the top, as you can see, i’m pretty tired!
Losing my way. Here I am sitting in a restaurant in NYC about ten minutes after my retina detached. At this time I didn’t know what was going on with my eye, just soldiering on as I do.
New beginnings. This image symbolises new beginnings. We both embarked on new careers in 2014 and our visit to NYC that year was refreshing, care free and something we had worked hard to achieve.
Taking Flight. Just as my career in aviation was taking off, we visited the air and space museum in DC. This is the Wright Flyer, the aircraft that made the first powered flight
Glowing Ducks. I love this image. I was walking at Central Park as the sun was setting in 2015. Ducks were enjoying their late afternoon swim as the sun was glowing a gorgeous orange silhouetting the skyline of Manhattan.
Wet, wet, wet. This image shows how wet our visit to Hong Kong was. I snapped it while seeking cover
Love the Terminal. We did a behind the scenes tour of Grand Central Terminal. This image shows the majesty of the grand concourse. The people, the colours and the cavenous space are all evident from this birds eye view.
Fuji. We were lucky enough to arrange a tour to station five at Moutn Fuji, and even luckier to get a great view of the famous snow capped mountain. I’m not one for selfies, but the size of the mountain behind made for a perfect shot that day.
Harrowing Hiroshima. Ever since I was in high school I’ve been wanting to visit Hiroshima. I studied WWII as a major research exercise in year 12 and have always wanted to understand more about world conflicts. This image in black and white is quite haunting and demonstrates the destruction of the bomb.
Textures of Stone. As a vision impaired person textures and tactility are important to me,. I snapped this photo of the pavement outside Central Park. I love the texture, the crevices, the leaves and the uneven yet even patterns of the pavers.
Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown is just awe inspiring and this image shows the majesty of the lake which the community is built around. I love the blue sky and cloud cover patterns.
Class of 2019. This is the 176 students who were in my class at Harvard. A great bunch and an important time in my life
Empire bridge. Since 2010 I have been trying to get this perfect, iconic shot. In 2019, everything lined up, the time, the clear sky, the lighting. I love the way the Empire State shines in the distant sun.