Tag: australia

Apr 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: Forest on Shipwreck Island

Picture of the Day: Forest on Shipwreck Island

FOREST ON SHIPWRECK ISLAND Photograph by Bruce Hood | brucehoodphotography.com In this reflective beauty by Bruce Hood, we see the shipwrecked SS Ayrfield in Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia. The photograph was taken from Wentworth point, and what I find truly remarkable are all of the trees growing on the abandoned ship! Nature…

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Apr 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Vintage Surf Sirens

Picture of the Day: Vintage Surf Sirens

VINTAGE SURF SIRENS Photograph by Ray Leighton (via National Library of Australia) In this vintage photo we see five lovely ladies posing on top of some old-school surfboards. The photograph was taken by Ray Leighton between 1938 and 1946 at Manly beach in New South Wales, Australia. The photograph was uploaded to…

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Dec 3, 2012

Lake Hillier: The Pink Lake in Australia

Lake Hillier: The Pink Lake in Australia

Photo by Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News (via Exposing the Truth Lake Hillier is a pink-coloured lake on Middle Island in Western Australia. Middle island is the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, a group of about 105 islands and over 1,200 ‘obstacles to shipping’. The tiny lake only…

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Oct 8, 2012

The Amazing Kites at the Bondi Beach Festival of the Winds

The Amazing Kites at the Bondi Beach Festival of the Winds

Now in its 34th year, Australia’s Festival of the Winds at Bondi Beach is the country’s premiere kite event, attracting some 50,000 spectators and hundreds of kite flyers from around the world. The event took place on September 9th on Sydney’s most famous beach. The highlight for many at the show was the massive…

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Sep 6, 2012

Amazing Warehouse Apartments Conversion in Melbourne

Amazing Warehouse Apartments Conversion in Melbourne

ITN Architects converted this old industrial warehouse into two three-story apartments in Melbourne, Australia. Before the conversion the industrial space was used as a Technical College an d many of the former details were retained and left exposed (e.g., external walls, lower floors, welding benches, etc). The building fronts two streets so each apartment…

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May 9, 2012

Billboard Bandits: An Intimate Portrayal of Culture Jamming

Billboard Bandits: An Intimate Portrayal of Culture Jamming

© Dean Sewell, from the exhibition Culture Jammers at the Museum of Sydney In the 1970s and 80s a group of protestors calling themselves BUGAUP scrawled anti-tobacco messages on billboards across the country, leading to an Australia-wide ban on tobacco advertising and making the group world pioneers of a movement now known as…

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