Saturday, June 26, 2010
It seems an unlikely prospect. However it did happen in the icey winter of 1836. On the 27th of June people woke to the unlikely spectacle of snow covering Sydney streets. Such an event has never occured since although there is antedotal evidence of snow falling on obsevation deck of centrepoint tower (the tallest building in Sydney). In 1965 The central coast usually known for its sun and surf woke to a wintery white landscape. up to 6 inches of snow where reported in some places and people travelled from Sydney to witness this rare and wonderful event
I recently visited Magnetic Island. A tropical island 8km of the coast of Townsville in North Queensland. A nature lovers paradise; a beautiful rugged landscape featuring massive granite boulders and towering hoop pines. Two thirds of this unspoilt island is a nature reserve where koala's , echidna's , rock wallabies and many other native animals enjoy an untroubled existance. If your looking for a place to unwind and be sweep away by the perfection of natures creations. This is the palce for you !
The fascinating Emily Bronte's literary masterpiece. A fascinating tale of betrayal and revenge which continues to resonate with readers. Emily was a recluse who rejected the mores of her age viewing them as hypocritical and repressive. This is the message of Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff, although ruthless and unforgiving is a product of societies injustices and Catherine meets an untimeley end because she puts her head before her heart.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Marble Bar is a town in the Pilbara region in far North Western Australia. About two hundred kilometers inland from Port Hedland. It is also one of the hottest places on earth!
Marble Bar is a very historic town, with many old building and remnants from the past, dating back to the 1800's. It is also a place of immense natural beauty, unspoilt gorges and oasis like waterholes, only accessable by four wheel drive, Although it once boasted a population of five thousand people, during the Gold Rush era today it boast fewer than 500 residents.
Another point of interest I've been there and had a beer at the famous Iron Clad Pub! This place boast some very interesting characters. Go there and check it out for yourself . Australia's hottest town is cool! The black and white photo below is of Marble Bar in the late 1800's
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Aubrey Beardsly was an English writer and illustrator. He illustrated the play Salome, written by Oscar Wilde. His work has an erotic element which made it scandalous at the time. Beardsly's life was tragically cut short, when he died at 25 from tuberculosis.