THE SUN WAS DANCING

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Friday 6 May 2016

What a beautiful morning it was today. The sun was glorious and temperature very mild, for this time of the year. My trip to Melbourne was rewarded with a number of good images (I hope) and this is the first. I walked over the Princess Bridge from Flinders Street railway station and as I passed Hamer Hall, noticed the amazing patterns created by the sun reflecting off the windows of the round building. It almost felt like the sun was dancing and it certainly made me feel good. A bonus for me was the absence of people on the promenade although there were hundreds walking across the bridge. (1674)

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TELEGRAPH STATION

Cape Otway, Victoria, Australia

Thursday 5 May 2016

'The development of the telegraph network in Victoria and Australia, in 1854, was revolutionary in terms of communications.

An overland telegraph line had been built between Melbourne and Geelong by 1854, and the Tasmanian Government soon agreed to the commercial advantages of laying a communications submarine cable between the two colonies, via King Island.

The Cape’s Telegraph Station was built in 1859 and housed operators, their families and the telegraph operations rooms.' [lightstation.com] (1673)

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JUST PEACEFUL

Point Roadknight, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Not a very spectacular image today, just a peaceful beach scene at Point Roadknight. I do like the early morning light streaming in from the left and the fluffy clouds picking up colours from the sun. There is a bit of reflected cloud in the water and the sharp brown rocks add a small amount of interest in the foreground. As I said, not spectacular, but the more I look, the more I find to like. (1672)

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NEXT TIME

Mount Stirling, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday 3 May 2016

Have you ever been up to Craig's Hut? You have to want to do it badly, and pretty much need a four wheel drive to make it to the top. But once you arrive, you will understand why the enthusiasts make such a deal out of the experience. Besides visiting the replica mountain cottage, you get to see an extraordinary view of Victoria's high country. My only regret is that I wasn't there for a sunset, so next time I will pack the tent and stay for a night. It will give me two great views, sunset and sunrise the next morning. (1671)

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YOU CAN IMAGINE

Eden, New South Wales, Australia

Monday 2 May 2016

This image turned out better than I thought. I had walked all the way around the bay, chasing the rising sun and then turn around and walked back. Almost back to the carpark I snapped these rocks (as you do when you have a camera handy!). The rocks were almost glowing in the warm sunrise and the clouds were a crazy pink. You can imagine what the view was like looking the other way into the sun. (1670)

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ROSS BRIDGE

Ross, Tasmania, Australia

Sunday 1 May 2016

'Ross Bridge is an historic bridge in the town of Ross in central Tasmania, Australia, completed in July 1836. It crosses the Macquarie River.

The sandstone bridge was constructed by convict labour, and is the third oldest bridge still in use in Australia. Commissioned by Lieutenant-Governor George Arthur, the bridge was designed by architect John Lee Archer, with the convict work team including two stonemasons, James Colbeck and Daniel Herbert, the latter being credited with the intricate carvings along both sides of the bridge. The bridge was registered on the Register of the National Estate in 1978.' [Wikipedia] (1669)

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