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SCENIC LOOKOUT

 
  • On the Monet.
Nature reflecting art?

    Otway Odyssey

    Waterfalls, lakes and primordial forest. And satin bowerbirds! These photos were taken on a recent mid-winter visit to Otway National Park in Victoria, around Apollo Bay. The highlight, mostly because I hadn’t seen it before, was Lake Elizabeth. The lake was formed in 1952 when a landslide damned a section of the East Barwon River upstream from the town of […]

     
     
  • White Night could need a white knight

    White Night could need a white knight

    In 2016 I wondered if Melbourne’s White Night was losing its shine. After attending this year’s event the doubts remain. Again, there were great sights at the bookends, but much less to observe in between, apart from buskers. There was also a similarity about some of the displays, and perhaps it could benefit from more reinvention. IMO the event was […]

     
     
  • Tequila Torquay

    Tequila Torquay

    These ‘tequila’ sunrises were taken in the Downunder Torquay as opposed to the one in Britain. No mixed drinks, Mexican or otherwise were consumed, though it was mid-winter and a stiff drink might have helped ward off the chill. I settled for a brisk walk.

     
     
  • Benalla let’s it all hang out

    Benalla let’s it all hang out

    The rural city of Benalla in Kelly Country, North East Victoria, recently held its second Wall to Wall street-art festival, where town buildings are set aside for local and international artists to use as their creative canvas. As a former Benalla boy, I can say that past things ‘arty’ haven’t always been greeted with unanimous enthusiasm, but the whole community […]

     
     
  • Chiang Mai in Flower

    Chiang Mai in Flower

    These photos were taken in Chiang Mai at the beginning of its Flower Festival in February. Thailand has about as many festivals as smiles and their itinerary can be just as inscrutable, but that doesn’t detract from enjoyment when accidently encountering them (which is what I did here). It was an entertaining night.

     
     
  • Winton Wetlands – Adding Water

    Winton Wetlands – Adding Water

    Earlier in the year I visited Winton Wetlands near Benalla in north east Victoria. It is the largest wetlands restoration poject in the Southern Hemisphere, and I wrote about it HERE. At that time it was like a miniature Kakadu in the dry season. The volume of water varies from year to year and I returned recently, following a not […]

     
     
  • Federation Square

    Melbourne – Penultimate Day in the Third Season

    There’s nothing unusual about the second last day of Spring, except this is Melbourne, supposedly the most livable city in the world. How accurate that title is remains debatable, but there’s no doubting Melbourne is a great metropolis that never ceases to surprise with all the festivals and free events held throughout the year. Every day is amazing. On this […]

     
     
  • Anglesea – one perfect day + 1

    Anglesea – one perfect day + 1

    It was a pristine November day in Anglesea, on the Surf Coast of Victoria; the temperature was mild and the sky an intense blue. I was beach-hopping from Point Roadknight to Anglesea main beach, but it wasn’t until I detoured into the shadows of the cliffs lining this part of the shore that I noticed the sky reflecting in water […]

     
     
  • Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Sunset Gallery

    Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Sunset Gallery

    It has been a hot week in Anglesea and Fairhaven (Aireys Inlet) with some cool sunsets. A few of these pics were taken using a filter, but most are as is.

     
     
  • Hsipaw Train Ride Gallery

    Hsipaw Train Ride Gallery

    Depicts a journey from Hsipaw to Pyin Oo Lwin on an ancient, but delightful Myanmar train, crossing the notorious and about to be decommissioned Goteik Viaduct.

     
     
 
 
 
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