Posts Tagged ‘western australia’

The Calendar Files … 2017 … Australia

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Well, just to recap … we’ve now reached 2017 and we are in Aus­tralia this time!

A once in a life­time trip around South-West­ern Aus­tralia, Tas­mania and … finally Mel­bourne. We care­fully selec­ted our route to avoid the over­crowded east­ern part of this con­tin­ent. A full series of this trip can be seen on my tiny blog start­ing here.

But now, let’s start with the cal­en­dar files …

On the road again …

 

Flinders Street Sta­tion Mel­bourne, VIC
There is a story going, that the con­struc­tion parts of this rail­way sta­tion have been mixed up with the one from the Mum­bai Rail­way Sta­tion, built at the same time.

 

Look­ing onto the South­ern Ocean — next stop Ant­arc­tica

 

Mon­arch Cakes in St. Kilda / Mel­bourne, VIC

 

Bor­anup Forest, WA

 

Mel­bourne, St. Kilda Beach col­our­ful small houses, VIC

 

Wave Rock near Hay­den, WA

 

Dino­saur Rock on Twigh­light Beach, WA

 

Kangaroo on Lucky Bay, WA

 

Ele­phant Rock, WA

 

Mur­als in Mel­bourne, VIC

 

Home of Cas­cade Brew­ery in Hobart, TAS

 

View over Yarra River onto CBD, Mel­bourne, VIC

 

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

Australian Adventure II

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Hav­ing now nearly reached the middle of the photo review about my Aus­trali­an Adven­ture, I noticed that I have pos­ted a lot of cool views of West­ern Aus­tralia.

How­ever what is miss­ing — at least IMHO — is a bit more about those small towns we passed by on our trip. I just men­tioned them in my com­ments, but how do they look like?

This is, why I´m plan­ning to pause the major photo series — before head­ing over to the second part — and insert a short small-town-series first.

Check out on Flickr soon.

Besides the really amaz­ing photo series about my Aus­trali­an Adven­ture, I’ve learned many (some­times rather strange) things about this huge and far-away coun­try.

First, in ancient times Aus­tralia has been the major Brit­ish pris­on camp.

Second, between 1901 and 1907 West­ern Aus­tralia build a rab­bit fence, to pro­tect itself from the huge rab­bit pop­u­la­tion. This fence(s) streched about more than 3.000 km. You can finde more about the fence(s) here on Wiki­pe­dia.

Third, in 1932, West­ern Aus­tralia fought an Emu War — true and unbe­liev­able! Aus­trali­an Mil­it­ary was sent out to kill the immense pop­u­la­tion of Emus, which caused huge dam­age on wheat har­vest. You can finde more about the Emu War here on Wiki­pe­dia.

Enjoy 😉

P.S. In case you’d like to com­ment … it’s appre­ci­ated!
P.P.S. … and maybe, you want to check out my web­site too ;)