Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Flower show in Hamilton. Bromeliaedes are from the tropical Americas and includes the pineapple.
Environmental concerns around habitat, including that of the endangered, curious Orangoutangs (Malay: man of the woods), who inhabit nowhere else except for two small areas in the islands of Indonesia, are discussed on a site, which also brings, to Newcastle (in May), a Roadshow, which aims to empower us about Climate Change.
Hotels: The Great Northern, Noah's On The Beach, The Madison - the what?
Can't get away from the cliches but imagine a bygone era and this foyer of the then most classy hotel in Newcastle - the Great Northern. Every town would have its share of old interiors where emptiness dwells and is it possible to make them relevant again with a lived-in feeling or is a clever parody of the style the best solution? The main bar in this one has been altered but, no matter how old fashioned, it would have been impossible to look worse than the 'renovations'
Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Pomegranates from CA. Ancient cultures believed these held mystical powers. To that end, they appear over and over in religion, mythology and art...
Sweet little princess
with a crown on her head
break her open
and her jewels are red.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
from Murray Bail: Eucalyptus 1998 Text Publishing Melbourne.
1999 winner of the Miles Franklin Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Some local dudes have been adventurours and have set up a luxury surf charter to 'the last surfing frontier' out of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia, by fast boat, namely Tengirri Surf Charters
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is another flowering plant that smells like liquorice (Wikipedia)
Watch this space!
This boat, Morning Light, will be fully restored in an ambitious project: "Ship Ahoy". It will be auctioned. Proceeds will go to local youth projects. A Work for the Dole project.
Offer your support. Near PCYClub, Broadmeadow.
Monday, January 22, 2007
"We wouldn't be The Fresh Food People without Aussie farming families"
"Woolworths National Drought Action Day 23rd January 2007...we will give our entire day's profits to Australian Farming Families in need"
Nice. But fair returns to the farmer and fair over-the-counter prices remain the priority
Friday, January 19, 2007
Young Endeavour sailed today for Sydney after spending time on the slips at the Forgacs ship works.
The brigantine was a gift from the UK for the Australian Bicentenary in 1988.
Young people apply to sail on this training ship, who could resist?
It is believed that the ship will be among the Tall Ships on Sydney Harbour on Australia Day on the 26th January and will be moored at Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour.
Touted as the world's largest private yacht, the Athena, (www.yachtforums.com/forums/royal-huisman-yacht) is here for servicing or repair.
Classic, uber high tech with lovely bowsprit and stern, this is a three masted schooner with gaff rigging and more. The masts are clinical looking but at 61 metres high would need to be indestructible and are a different story under sail.
The movie, Master and Commander or The Far Side of the World, is a successful swashbuckling adventure on the high seas and more, the soundtrack is a real bonus and includes works from Yo Yo Ma and his cello.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
The legends – desert sands, endurance, Gauloises ! The unstoppable Dakar rally is currently tearing onward towards the finish.
Imago is told, this model BMW F650 came out in 1994 with liquid cooled single cylinder and a chain drive for the first time in BMW's recent history . The Funduro. Variations on the theme have emerged and include belt drive.
Currently, KTM (European) is hard to beat
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
The perennial, the amazing, Bohemian Rhapsody was played on Alice Cooper at that very time....thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightning..Galileo, Galileo..
Customs House restaurant. The sphere above the clock tower rises and falls at certain times.Norfolk Island, lovely home of the pine trees in the photo, is a territory of which we are to the SW. Descendents of the Bounty mutineers and a prison colony are part of its history.
Real ships, the MV Norfolk Guardian or MV Island Trader can be seen embarking from the mighty Clarence River at the small Port of Yamba to supply the islands.
mob 0412607815 Off Strezelecki Lookout, Newcastle.
Strezelecki Lookout is named after a Polish Geologist and explorer whose research of coal deposits and chemical analysis during the period 1839-1845 influenced the development of the Newcastle district.
May he gaze out to sea to the 55 ships waiting for coal.