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Pot Pourri (Brisbane)

April 4, 2005

You know how there are some smells that you would recognise from 20 paces?

Ones so distinctive that you wouldn’t be able to say how old you were when you first identified it, but which are recorded in the memory card of your nasal passages?

Well marijuana is one of those smells for me.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold


Welcoming Face

This is the face that greets you when you arrive at Luna Park in Sydney (Australia). It is a rather striking (if somewhat disconcerting) welcome to a very lively fun-park.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes


Tactile Visions

Back in 2005, I finally got to see the Sydney Opera House in person. Only to discover that it looked nothing like I’d understood it to look from photos and the TV.

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Fish Out Of Water

April 15, 2005

wedding flower arrangementIt is always daunting meeting other people’s family.

There you are, intent on making the right impression because you don’t want to cause offense (and not get invited back): so you try to remember your manners (or else your parent’s shame will haunt your dreams forever) and try not to make the friend who extended the invite in the first place regret their kindness.

But you are always going to be on uncertain ground when your teeth and eyes are as white as mine are.
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Feelgood Festival

January 1, 2006

Luna Park towers
Detail of one of the Towers.
The bright colours give a warm and friendly atmosphere to the park.
We saw the “Feelgood Festival” advertised and thought it would be a great opportunity to see a lot of the local talent we have been hearing about whilst we we’ve been here.
Tsarina & Zelda, I’ve already posted the cds we bought! Have a look-see, your ears will thank you for it.

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No White Christmas, This

December 25, 2005

A Very Merry Christmas to You and Yours!

Source: Google image.

You find us still in Sydney, trying to get to grips with the concept of celebrating the ultimate winter festival in underwear (that is, when we are at home) and in great danger of suffering from heat stroke!  

It’s been kinda weird doing Christmas over here: but – I hasten to add – far less depressing than last year; where it was a case of waiting for the clock to strike 10 o’clock so we could feasibly go to bed and end the dismal (and wholly un-jolly) charade.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Bridge Walk (Sydney, Australia)

Bridge Walk

After spending months admiring it from the train window on my way to and from work, I finally got to spend an afternoon exploring the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Australia) with my camera. The bridge carries train, vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the Central Business District and the North Shore of the city; and if you’re ever this way, it’s worth taking time to enjoy the structure in its own right.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Sculpture on Lily Pond

Sculpture on Lily Pond

This photo was taken at the City Botanic Gardens (Brisbane, Australia). The water was hidden by the proliferation of lily pads, but I like how the man’s posture reflects that of the birds beside him. It’s as if at any moment, the three of them will jump out of the water and take to the skies.
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