Photography

19
May

China Diary Part 1: A weekend in Shanghai

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Arriving in Shanghai, my first impression is of chaos. The incessant honking, the unruly traffic flow, the extreme modernity of the city’s high rises coming into sharp contrast with the old townhouses, adorned with garlands of washing.   But just as I allow my eyes time to focus when I wake each morning, Shanghai came into focus […]

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12
May

Gothic Melbourne

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I took this photo while crossing the road. The composition was initially a bit weird and the and I didn’t know what to do with it for a while. But cropped close you can see every beautiful detail of the spire of this iconic gothic Melbourne building.   Inspired by the Chicago Tribune Building, architect […]

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06
May

Real Australians say welcome.

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Real Australians say welcome.   Real Australians extend their ‘mateship’ even to those who don’t look the same as they do.   Real Australians don’t call someone ‘unAustralian’ for not drinking beer, or for not eating pork.   Real Australians know that building community away from drugs, violence and homelessness does not equate to a […]

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24
Apr

Remembering

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I guess it is that time of year. We’re thinking about ANZAC Day; remembering the part New Zealanders and Australians played in the world’s wars; honouring those we’ve lost; thinking about the cost of war.   I also recently read the Long Road to the Deep North, so I guess I’m in a certain frame of mind. […]

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22
Apr

Two Moons

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19
Apr

Carlisle Street Festival

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One of the things I love about Melbourne is the incredible cultural diversity of this city.   My little ‘hood, Balaclava is a fine example of how many people from different walks of life live here and today’s Carlisle Street Festival was a celebration of that.   The Carlisle Street shopping precinct is unique because most of […]

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18
Apr

Some days…

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I feel invincible. Like I’ve got my life under control. Like I can do anything I put my mind to.   Some days, I think I can beat Mike Tyson.

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