Australia / Oceania

Suburban Venices

This is Venice of America, in California. Originally intended to be a copy of its namesake, the rapid development of the the motor-vehicle industry sadly meant that in 1929, barely 24 years since its inception, most of the canals were…

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005

Extremely Long Jetties

This is the Port Germein jetty. It is an absolutely staggering 1646 metres long (or maybe 1680 metres, depending on who you talk to). You can really see why it needs to be so long though – it extends right…

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Monday, 1st August 2005

Heart Shaped Things

In French New Caledonia there’s a natural heart shaped swamp which featured on the cover of ‘Earth from Above‘, a collection of photographs by Yann Arthus Bertrand. The photo was titled ‘HEART IN VOH’. In Taipei there’s a heart shaped…

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Monday, 1st August 2005

Giant Dead Lego Cowboy

Off the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia there looks to be a Giant Dead Lego Cowboy. No need to call the cops though, it’s just an inflatable waterplay feature. Thanks: Ricardo Russon, Alex & woowoowoo

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Friday, 29th July 2005

Horizontal Falls

This is the famous Horizontal Falls in the Kimberley region of western Australia. Although called waterfalls, this natural phenomenon actually consists of immense tidal currents hurtling through narrow coastal gorges. When the tide turns, the water ‘falls’ back in the…

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Wednesday, 27th July 2005

Australian Parliament House

Built into the side of Capital Hill, Canberra is Australia’s Parliament house. During construction more that 100,000 truckloads of earth was moved, although much of it was put back on top of many of the offices. In the centre of…

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Sunday, 24th July 2005
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