Australia / Oceania

Flying Car

A few weeks ago various news sources picked up the story of a Flying Car in Google Earth. It looks to me like it’s more hovering than actually flying but it definitely resembles a normal car, although I can’t be…

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Sunday, 5th March 2006

Parafield

In the suburb of Parafield, just north of the city of Adelaide (the capital of the state of South Australia), there’s an airport imaginatively named Parafield, where they’ve written ‘Parafield’ in 12-foot-high trees. We reckon the type is roughly 141,732…

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Sunday, 12th February 2006

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is a distinctly recognisable shell-like building that has become a symbol of the city, if not the whole country. The shells are constructed from 1,056,000 glazed granite tiles which were imported from Sweden and cover over…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006

Ericsson?

I’m looking at my mobile phone here, and I’m pretty sure it says ‘Sony Ericsson’ across the front… Isn’t it about time these guys updated their roof? Thanks to Steven Arnold.

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Tuesday, 6th December 2005

Colly Farms Cotton

A factory just south if the Brisbane River in Queensland displays ‘Colly Farms Cotton‘. I’m presuming they’re spinning cotton in there, despite Colly Cotton being “solely a marketing company” since its absorbtion by the Twynam agricultural group. Of course, where…

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Friday, 2nd December 2005

Werribee Park

The Victorian State Rose Garden at Werribee Park is made up of 5500 roses planted in the shape of a tudor rose. Also to see at Werribee Park is the Chirnside Mansion, the National Equestrian Centre and the Victorian Open…

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Sunday, 27th November 2005
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