Sunday, August 25, 2019

Art deco again and a more unusual figure. How does the quality rate?
My copies of the book  Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance by Pirsig have gone missing.  Quality is a theme in the mystery writings which use the Chautauqua form strangely related to meetings that once took place in America.
 Incidentally, a Chautauqua Peak is found in the Grampians National Park in Victoria where a spiritual meeting in the bushland in tents is recorded in an early newspaper article found on the net.

 Music of some quality may be heard in the cathedral in Hamilton.  Dr Anne Millard is the director of music who presents a fine range of hymns and songs with top organ or keyboard backing along with a group of  singers. It is a relief to find that the songs of praise will be enjoyable music.
 Church going is to take part in a sacred rite that has been continuous for two thousand years which is a certain something.  Of course, the rite has been embellished and developed over that time.  Not that it is a contest nor that age is any guarantee but the tradition still stands.
 Many aspects of the institutional church are dreadful. Other aspects seem timeless.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

More childhood wonder. Was it the high altitude that set the mind on literary themes. Perpetual winter and the garden of The Selfish Giant was there for all to spy. After a lifetime, Oscar Wilde's stories remain tucked in the memory.
 On the other hand, The Shining roamed in disturbed images of where visitors stay over and the Carrington Hotel is one such place.  It is a curiosity trying to be a la mode not that I would know much about that.

 Oscar Wilde did short stories,they are out of step and touching such as The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Birthday of the Infanta.  It would be trite to write much of them.

A recent snow fall in Katoomba was a wonderful novelty. This was the scene at the Carrington Hotel  a funny old place in itself.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Lake Macquarie has two functioning power stations plus another near by and with those up the valley provide power far and wide for the state and further afield so around here we pay the price for the pollution.
Coal supplies reach the power stations by conveyors from the local coal mines.  The newer industrial design does not use brick, the workings are not housed but are in a mass of metal bits.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Does Lake Macquarie community need a multistory building for some good purpose?  The de-commissioned juggernaut power station at Wangi is truly grand. How long has it sat vandalised 20, 30 years? And park-like fields surround the old powerhouse. What exciting plans are afoot?

Saturday, August 03, 2019

 Just another sunny day!  A red moon rose the night before and with the reflection in the lake was wonderful to behold. 

Friday, August 02, 2019

Looking east into the calm. Wallis lake.
From the Northwest Territories, Canada, a doco is examining the fascinating northern lights, a network of cameras recording the lights nation wide to discover what 'drives' the lights. Occasionally the lights are visible at much lower latitudes.  Just as they say the southern lights extend to Tasmania and further at times but can't be close enough to knock out power supply.
The car radio causes funny habits such as me jumping to the next station every time a Domaine or Harvey Norman ad begins which is every few minutes or so it seems so you can go from one end to the other or the ABC emerges.