Silent Sunday #24

I’m still selecting photographs from our many trips Down Under. This one is from 2019.

I’m not sure whether this is a kangaroo, wallaby or a wallaroo but they all used to freeze if you were close by. This one’s clearly hoping to merge with the tree stump behind. We were advised by the rangers at Wolgan Valley NOT to look the animals in the eye as they might think we were predators. As soon as we’d passed, they went back to grazing the grass.

Silent Sunday #23

I’m still picking photographs from our many trips Down Under. This one is from 2016.

The spectacular Great Ocean Road which spans 400 kilometres (249 miles) from the town of Torquay (Victoria) to Nelson on the South Australian border, winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean. Home to craggy cliffs, empty beaches and bountiful wildlife, there’s an effortless affinity with nature along this iconic road. These photos were taken before we arrived at the famous 12 Apostles as we drove from Adelaide to Melbourne.

Silent Sunday #22

I’ve been leafing through my photo archives to try to find some of my better ones (no easy task!). I’m picking a few from Australia for the next few months or so.

You can’t beat a good sunset. This was taken from our bedroom window from our hotel in the Yarra Valley. Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is recognised as one of the world’s premier wine growing regions with over 80 sensational cellar doors, superb restaurants serving fresh regional produce and iconic scenery.

Silent Sunday #21

I’ve been scouring my photo archives to try to find some of my better ones (no easy task!). I’m picking a few from Australia for the next few months or so.

World-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei exhibited a new edition of his Forever Bicycles sculpture in the entrance to The National Gallery Of Victoria, in Melbourne CBD. 3,144 interconnected bicycles formed a three-dimensional structure creating an incredible visual effect. Yong Jiu, literally translated as “forever”, is the foremost bicycle brand in China; Ai re-interprets such everyday found objects in an abstract and symbolic way.

Silent Sunday #20

I’ve been plundering my photo archives and try to find some of my better ones (no easy task!). I’m picking a few from Australia for the next few months.

Bordered by the Brisbane river, the heritage-listed Brisbane City Botanic Gardens are located on Gardens Point in the CBD. The mature gardens have many rare and unusual botanic species, in particular, a special collection of cycads, palms, figs and bamboo.

Silent Sunday #19

I’ve decided to try and showcase some of my better photos and I’m going to pick a some from Australia for the next few months.

In Byron Bay we stayed at a hotel where the accommodation was in the sub-tropical rain forest and which backed onto Tallow Beach, a six and half kilometre stretch of beach between the Cape Byron Conservation Area and Broken Head Nature Reserve, part of the Arakwal National Park. 

Silent Sunday #18

I’ve been flicking through my photo archives and try to find some of my better ones (no easy task). For the next few months, I’ve decided to select a few from those I’ve taken in Australia.

This is from when we spent a few days in Sydney at the start of last year’s #adventuredownunder. The heritage-listed Finger Wharf is now a marina, residential apartments, hotel and restaurants located at 6 Cowper Wharf Road, in the inner city Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo. The structure was designed by Henry D. Walsh and built from 1910 to 1916 and is the longest timbered-piled wharf in the world.

Silent Sunday

I’ve been looking through my photo archives to try and find some of my better ones (no easy task!). I’ve decided to pick a few from Australia for the next few months.

These are man-eating ferns (just joking) from Mornington Peninsula, Victoria