Sunday, September 23, 2012

Cootamundra Station and pretty Acacia baileyana or Cootamundra Wattle, indigenous to a small area in the south of the state (and now grown far and wide).
This isn't just a pretend railway station, trains go there.
Thank goodness for country towns that are anything but post-authentic. Give me this 'backward' country any day and nice if paired with occasional excesses.

Dubai has raced to become a truly fabled city with which Qantas airline has made closer connections. Ironically, in some instances a stop-over for outspoken Aussie tourists:  bogans meet the uber-aspirational-Arabic-east.
Wonderful to glimps, but unbearable ostentation and what about the contracted visiting workforce who build this city and what about sustainability in those desert sands.

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