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27 June, 2010

outdated transportation; ice rink

Sometimes when people live in advanced country/city, people forgot how advanced the technology is available to those lucky ones, instead they are good at complaining the technology is not good enough.

Carriage ride

Remember the horse-powered transportation in Sydney I mentioned last year (photo above)? I took some photos today showing different kind of outdated (Don's beautiful Boston standard) technology we are using here in Sydney. The Sydney taxi, not even horse-powered, but man-powered:

Man-powered taxi

That's right, not clean and comfy cars in beautiful Boston!

Photos (both last year's and today's) were real. It is without a doubt that Sydney is nowhere as advancing as beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy. What more do I need to say?

So what was happening in Sydney? Our laughable (again, laughable is in Boston's standard) Winter Festival, featuring ice rink.

Winter Festivals in Sydney

The ice rink was without a doubt, not a nature one, but with refrigerators underneath to keep the man-made ice cool. It is clearly not easily available here in Sydney, not even Sydney's winter.

Ice rink in front of St Mary's Cathedral

Everybody there playing the ice skating on ice rink were pretty excited. It is without a doubt everybody loves cool weather and beautiful snows! And Don has been complaining having too much beautiful snow, which is clearly beyond our imagination!

Only wish I lived in beautiful Boston with very advanced technology available. (to Don: Antony is poor.)

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related blog entry:
the good old fashioned transporation (21 July, 2009)

Posted by Antony on 27 June 2010 11:21 PM | photos
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Well, your blog post is so full of complaining about all that is around you that I don't know where to start.
I've actually seen a lot of those bike-powered cabs recently, but so far all of them have been advertisements for Bacardi. But I guess you missed all the motor vehicle cabs too.
You can enjoy an ice rink when you have to skate on it, but NOT when you have to drive on it (i.e. like us)!
Posted by Don_HH2K on 28 June 2010 2:44 AM.
Not really, but more to remind you how advance and how beautiful Boston is.
Again, you missed out the points. We don't get ice rinks easily, unlike the lucky you guys. When we do have it nice a year, we don't complain about it.
Posted by Antony on 28 June 2010 12:07 PM.
You don't complain about it because it's contained. Your cars aren't skating!
Posted by Don_HH2K on 28 June 2010 3:49 PM.
You missed out the points, it was about how people love winter wonderland here, unlike you guys don't appreciate beautiful snow at all.
Posted by Antony on 29 June 2010 11:35 PM.
It's hard to appreciate something deadly, that makes you wake up early just to go shovel out, and generally makes it difficult to get around.
You guys just don't realize how lucky you are. Getting the perks without the downsides, what more do you want?
Posted by Don_HH2K on 30 June 2010 9:25 AM.
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