First posted 9th May 2007
First posted 9th September 2006
A solemn moment for a small boy. The Red stairs is actually the back of an entrance to an underground car park. This side is basically some seating, but looks a bit like an ampitheatre. The boy is about 50 metres away from me. I have shot through a hole of a small decorative steel piece which is a little like something you might tie a boat to. A man walked past as I took it and said (in a very aussie accent) “Taking a picture of a hole mate?!!!!”
First posted 24th May 2007
Submitted for the JPG mag ‘Dreamscapes” theme. This is actually a mural on my son’s bedroom wall, based on the pictures in the childrens book “Where the wild things are” by Maurice Sendak. The movie was made in Melbourne last year, and is due to be released in October 2008! From what I saw, it will be hugely successful. It is being directed by Spike Jonze.
First posted 2nd May 2007
2007 in Australia is the year of the lifesaver. These happy chaps can be found only a couple of minutes away from yesterdays post, in Geelong. In fact they are one set of many found all around the small city. Lifesavers do a great job around Australia, and if you ever visit, ensure you say G’day and swim between the flags!
First posted 15th April 2007
The people at John Deere were kind enough to let me in and take some shots of their bulldozers last Friday. This one was perhaps the largest on display. Full details on their range ( including bikes!) can be found here. This distribution centre is located in Brooklyn, West of Melbourne.
First posted 14th November 2006
Now you either hate them or love them, I’m sorry to say (I hope I don’t lose too many regular visitors for saying this), but I hate them. Smileys, emoticons… whatever you call them. This shot though I find sort of amusing. Not sure why, something appeals to me. Perhaps the contrast between dirty old architecture and a modern new smiley face!?
First posted 6th October 2006
Seagulls is the name of the local Football club here in Williamstown. Although some find these birds ‘pesky’, they can actually be quite graceful. They are particularly good at pretending they only have one leg so they get the sympathy vote whilst you’re eating fish and chips!
First posted 15th September 2006
I’m sure most people will recognise this icon. The entrance to the Melbourne Luna Park, located in St Kilda. The entrance to the park is through the large mouth. A great location with the lovely St Kilda beach directly behind the park. There are great views from the various rides. Great colours and very photogenic at night (I”ll head back one day soon). Want more information about the park?…. try here.
First posted 13th November 2006
Ever wonder how you can get from Victoria to Tasmania? Well you can swim (if you’re Susie Maroney), catch a plane, or take this, the “Spirit of Tasmania’. This would be my preference as you get to take your car with you. Daily trips run from Station pier, Port Melbourne to Devenport, Tasmania, the trip taking most of the day (or night). There are 3 ships to my understanding which are fully identical, allowing one to be leaving Tasmania at the same time as one is leaving Victoria. Full information on the boats, fares and the like can be found at the official website here.