Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ceremonial mats airing after a special occasion in the Tongan Community. The mats are from the South Pacific island and are woven from parts of a plant.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Newcastle Station is no longer in the 'hub' of the city. It has decorative iron posts. Victoriana?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Bales of wool. Fleece. Trading in wool has declined in Newcastle, I suspect, and has moved elsewhere, after all, we can't have it all or can we? So wool transport is rarely seen now.
Another rarity: The photo has depth of field.
Below: The Happy Buccaneer appeared unchanged Thursday afternoon. The building of the groundwork on the wharf goes ahead ready to receive the cargo, I believe. The ship's cranes were busy moving in tandem but in opposite directions so as to maintain the critical balance, I suspect.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Garside Gardens in King Edward Park are colourful and the design copies the logo of the City Council and celebrates 150 years of Local Government (in floral script). Logo: Great place, Great lifestyle, Great Future.

Below, Happy Buccaneer and 48 hours later, on Tuesday afternoon, the unloading operation looks to be in a similar position as it was yesterday.
Second photo shows a loader already in operation and is the type of thing being extricated and unloaded.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More of the balancing act on Happy Buccaneer, nearly 24 hours later. The load has been moved around to sit at a right angle across the deck.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Happy Buccaneer of the BIGLIFT fleet is unloading several large fabrications using massive cranes with a giant SWL 700t/29m. Huisman. The vessel is registered in the Netherlands.
One part of the coal loader is assembled and set up on the wharf, second photo. As afternoon wore on, the next large piece hovered above the deck, first photo, to be gradually swung around for unloading, a process that will take hours to complete said one of the workman.

Automated sashimi sashay
rolls on
tract of degustation
loop loader
The cook in the eatery next door where we ate. A virtual little Japanese experience. Nearby the games were in action.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Up in the Hunter valley, close to a coal mine, the train line reaches its limit and loops back while gradually filling up under a coal loader.
Perhaps the train driver uses psychic powers to control the operation because the loading drops out of view when the engine creeps forward around the loop!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The construction of a coal loader is an uncommon sight. The weather was stormy.
This third loader will convey coal to the ships at the wharf at Kooragang Island.
One after another, non stop, ships convey this commodity from Newcastle, described as the world's largest coal export port.
A large metal fabrication is seen in place. Its arrival was previously shown on this site.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Does Cuddles dream of scampering around, dream of youth and vigour? Cuddles is 18 years old.

The Servant Song
Will you let me be your servant...

We are pilgrims on a journey,
we are trav'lers on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load. the night-time of your fear;
Iwill hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when your are weeping;
when you laugh I'll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
'till we've seen this journey through...

Will you let me be your servant...
pray that I may have the grace to
let you be my servant too.

The Servant Song by Richard Gillard from Scripture in Song.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Clunk, clunk, clunk. Two clunkers were on the tow trucks after an accident on Maitland Road. Although clunkers is an exaggeration, one car was a large VW sedan and the other was a Toyota 3WD.
Another hospital scene at The Royal Newcastle Centre. Music sooths. Volunteer musicians take turns at the piano.
Cafes and shops are among the services in this space which offers some relief from the medical milieu.
The Centre is attached to the John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton, and has orthopaedic type services and more. The Centre replaces the original 'Royal' by the seaside in Newcastle East, which has been demolished and the land sold for high rise apartments.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Mater Hospital has been rebuild along pleasant lines. It could be said this general hospital specialises in Oncology and Mental Health services.
It may have limited beds but it has a bright Delimarche.
Toronto and Lake Macquarie on a winter Sabbath afternoon.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

In Toronto by Lake Macquarie
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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Cafe: Ripples by the Lake, Toronto. Midwinter. The days have been pleasantly mild

Monday, August 03, 2009

A little out of town on a back road is Toronto Country Club and golf. From this angle the ambience is superb!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

This was no 'dark night of the soul'. No way. Once, as a guest at World Youth Day this young man found this country appealing and has returned here to seek to stay longer.
He was happy among former acquaintances and the crowd at a trivia night fund-raiser for the next WYD in Madrid and for funds for the bushfire appeal.
Night theme. Another idea was that of the Newcastle Knights League team, but the photo could be anywhere.
This is blog post number 1019!