Having completed the Boroondara Track in the Murrindindi Scenic Reserve and our walking club colleagues having left to drive home, we decided to take an early evening drive from our campground to the Cascades, about 10 minute ascending drive to the south, where there is a short walk from the Picnic Area to the rather impressive Cascades. However, having completed the walk, I think it would be better described as a climb!Continue reading “VIC2021: The Walks – Murrindindi River Cascades”
What does the State Library Victoria and my recent visit to the Grampians National Park in Victoria have in common? Continue reading “Visiting: The Grampians”
During May 2019, I was staying in Kinross, Scotland, with my brother on a visit to see my elderly mother who lived in Kirkcaldy. It was on one of the journeys between the two towns that I noticed what looked like a number of abandoned and derelict buildings on the top of a hill. Continue reading “Visiting: Kirkness”
I am sure you have seen those amazing videos of clouds scudding across the skies, of shipping arriving and departing port in no time at all and of buildings being built in as short a time as 5 minutes. And you will no doubt realise that these are created from a series of individual photographs taken at intervals over the duration of the project or activity. Continue reading “Compressing Time”
Having visited Turpin Falls a couple of months ago to find it dry without any water running (see banner image), it was added to my many places to revisit. The pre-requisite, of course, was that there had to have been significant rainfall to result in a decent flow. So, on Saturday morning, I reckoned that the weather had produced enough rain and set out for the falls, with the hope that the rain would clear to allow me to take a few photographs. Continue reading “Visiting: Turpin Falls”
On a recent trip to back to Scotland, I went on a very short road trip, the primary objective of which was to visit the newly completed Macallan Distillery. Having viewed the video of the new facility under construction, this has been on my list of ‘must sees’ for the last year and it certainly did not disappoint. Continue reading “Visiting: Macallan Distillery”
The internet is a mixed blessing. One the one hand it provides everyone with ready access to an amazing range of information and knowledge, but on the other hand it makes it much easier for users to illegally download and use content. Continue reading “A question of copyright”
One of the many stories shared by my friend John over a glass or two of red was of his grandfather who managed three gold mines in a place called Clonbinane in central Victoria. For some reason this caught my imagination and immediately offered to take him there to find out what is still there.
Although it had been thirty years since his previous visit, Continue reading “Visiting: Clonbinane”
As explained in my post ‘Attention grabbing communication’, a great image plays an essential role in promoting a business. For some businesses such as architects and designers this can be very subtle by presenting images of past projects in various portfolio formats and specifically in bids for new work.
However for other businesses images can be used in a more direct manner and can vary in terms of the messages they are portraying. Continue reading “Communicating business”
The inspiration behind the design of the new cultural centre in Narre Warren for the City of Casey Council is based on two aboriginal stories: the meeting of many paths and the Bunjil, a mythical Aboriginal creature often depicted as a Wedge-tailed Eagle.
Both of these inspirations are clear to see in the way the approach paths converge on the dramatic entrance and in the laminated timber structure that depicts the legs and feet of the eagle supporting the lightweight roof structure forming the wings. Continue reading “Visiting: The Bunjil”