Solid foundation

Like many cities around the World the industries that brought wealth and stability to Newcastle have mostly disappeared. Social change, the 1989 earthquake and 15 years of neglect has left the 1930s Great Northern Hotel battered and bruised. I hope that the Newcastle regeneration project reaps rewards for the city centre and restoration of its historic buildings.

Related sites:
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle
Emporium Galleria

Sparkling lunch

On Saturday we were treated to lunch for my birthday at the Park Hyatt Hotel adjacent to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A triple sparkling event as the group gazed at the harbour sipping champagne.