Monday, December 20, 2010


Well the time has come for me to hang up my bathers.
I have had a great diving career, competing and medalling at all diving competitions, including:
  • 2008 Olympics - Beijing - Silver Medal
  • 2005, 2007, 2009 World Championships - Montreal, Melbourne, Rome - Silver and Bronze Medals
  • 2008, 2010 - World Cup - Beijing, Changzhou - Bronze Medal
  • 2006, 2010 - Commonwealth Games - Melbourne, Delhi - Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals
  • 2007, 2009, 2010 - Diving World Series - Doha, Changzhou, Mexico City, Sheffield, Nanjing - Silver and Bronze Medals
  • 2001, 2005 - World University Games - Beijing, Izmir - Bronze Medal
  • Countless Grand Prix meets - Madrid, Rome, Montreal, Ft Lauderdale, Moscow, Rostock, Sydney, Gold Coast, Zhuhai, Shenzhen - Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals
I have had a blast and now I look forward to the next chapter in my life!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

1001 Historical Sites To See Before You Die

My dad has a book called 1001 Historical Sites That You Must See Before You Die, so I decided to go through the entire book to see how many I can tick off the list of 1001.

Here is a list of all the places I have been to that are in the book, and these are all my own photos of these amazing places.

Australia – Kakadu National Park, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Botany Bay, MCG, Old Melbourne Gaol, Polly Woodside, Port Arthur

China – Great Wall of China, Heavenly Temple, Tiananmen Square, Ming City Wall, Sun Yatsen Mausoleum

England – Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Nelson’s Column, Cenotaph, St Pauls Cathedral, Kensington Palace, Tower of London, Westminster Palace, Statue of Eros

France Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Point Alexandre III, Pantheon, Notre Dame, La Conciergerie, Les Invalides

Germany – Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, Hofbruhaus

Italy – Bridge of Sighs, Basilicasan Marco, Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace, St Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Arch of Constantine, Arch of Titus, Vittorio Emanuele II Monumnet

Mexico – Basilica of our lady Guadalupe, National Palace, Templo Mayor

The Netherlands – Anne Frank’s House

New Zealand – Rotorua

Russia – Bolshoi Theatre, St Basil’s Cathedral, Kremlin, Lenin Mausoleum, Moscow Metro

Spain – Plaza de Toros, Plaza Mayor

Switzerland – Kapellbrucke

USA – Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library, St Patricks Cathedral, Statue of Liberty, Alcatraz Prison, Golden Gate Bridge, Graumann’s Chinese Theatre

I have been to 65 of the 1001 places