Monthly Archives: November 2014
Travel theme: From above
Travel theme above concerned me then I read Ailsa’s post – from above. Where do I start? I’ll submit some old and new favourites.Above the foot massages in Chiang MaiAbove the crazy busy traffic in BangkokAbove Hall’s Gap in the Grampians, Victoria, from the PinnacleAbove Hobart from Mt Wellington
One Word Photo Challenge: Lemon
Acacia melanoxylon and Bee for Jennifer’s lemon
The Rainbow Connection
Storey Bridge, Brisbane. See others here
Karen Hill tribe girl playing some western music. Pretty well too.Hill tribe girl singing beautifully at Chiang MaiShrine at the Womens’ museum in HanoiBack street scene in Hanoi. See other colourful entries here
Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Light my Fire
Some Novembers are suitable for burning large piles of dead trees. This year it has been particularly dry and warm. In the foreground of this photograph, a pile of my own dead trees, courtesy a la grass fire in February, can just be made out. The pile on fire is my neighbour’s. It was cold, south wind day; Why not burn? Well within 3 days of this fire being lit the temperature was back in the 30s (°C) and the local fire service (CFA) had to turn up to extinguish it. For Ed’d Light my fire.
Coop’s Shot Tower survives
In 1976, Coops Shot Tower was under threat of demolition See here for more info. Melbourne’s high rises were starting to swamp it. It was an achievement to encase it in a steel and glass cone in 1991.
Travel theme: Belonging
I was being swamped by a sense of belonging on this day, earlier this year. ‘Belonging is the idea of being part of something where you are accepted’ ‘Belonging is obtaining membership to a particular group or society that can bring feelings of inclusion and identity’ My son, Gabe had joined this group.Many others had too. For Ailsa’s Belonging theme
One Word Photo Challenge: Sapphire
I had mixed feelings about Hoi An in Vietnam. It is a tourist town and sometimes that can be good. They have this ghastly bridge that spans a small polluted stretch of water which they light up with different coloured lights and charge stupid tourists a ridiculous amount of dong to walk across thing. I found their obsessive attention to non-paying crossers amusing. Hoi An is certainly worth a visit, but middle Vietnam has a lot more to offer.Jennifer’s sapphire