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I am not the only one …

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creativity / emotions / Friends and family / Goldfields Esperance / Meaning of life and that stuff

We had some friends stay over for the weekend and it was lovely chatting and catching up on the news. I found myself saying more than once, …Ha, so I am not the only one who does that(thinks that/fears that etc.). It occurred to me how valuable it is to have friends where we can share these inconsequential things and realise we all have much the same fears, hopes, dreams etc. It is reassuring that […]

Antony Gormley

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Art / beautiful / creativity / Geography / Goldfields Esperance / You must be kidding?

In 2003 I went to Lake Ballard near Menzies, north of Kalgoorlie in remote Western Australia. A rather unique exhibition was on display on the salt lake known as Lake Ballard. The sculptures by Antony Gormley, were placed on site in 2003 just before I visited and stay as a tourist attraction in the region. See the Wiki link below 🙂 To learn more about Lake Ballard and Antony Gormley CLICK HERE

Weekly photo challenge: Culture

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Art / Blog 2013 / Geography / Goldfields Esperance / Indigenous Australians / Kimberley

My focus today is on Indigenous Australian culture. I lived in a remote Indigenous Community (Numbulwar, Northern Territory) and in Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The woven basket is from Numbulwar. The featured book includes a story about The Brolga and the Emu told by Wingathana, who was my son’s school teacher in Grade 1 (1980) in Numbulwar. The didgeridoo and boomerangs are from Fitzroy Crossing. The one with the almost […]

My favourite ten blog photos + 1

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Blog 2013 / flowers / Goldfields Esperance / Nature

This was the view from the window of the plane while flying from Perth to Melbourne Victoria recently The Southern Ocean from the shoreline at Esperance in Western Australia Sculpture at Lake Ballard in the Northern Goldfields near Menzies in Western Australia. sculptures done by Antony Gormley. Father and son at Eighty Mile Beach in Western Australia The sun shining on some foliage over my back fence. An Autumn leaf from last Autumn – I […]

Weekly photo challenge: Future tense

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Blog 2013 / Dreams / Geography / Goldfields Esperance / Weekly Photo Challenge

I traveled this road from Laverton to Leonora many times in 2003 while working in the region. I always felt a pang of excitement when I saw this sign post for the Great Central Road. It is one of the most remote highways in Australia! I love to visit out-of-the-way places and this signpost kept willing me to turn the car in that direction.   The Great Central Road is the main thoroughfare through Central […]

Gwalia – a ghost town in Western Australia

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Blog 2013 / Geography / Goldfields Esperance

In 1963 the Sons of Gwalia gold mine closed abruptly. It is essentially a ghost town now. Mining from 1897  to 1963 produced 82.24 tonnes of gold! It is located 828 kilometers east of Perth, near Leonora, in the Great Victoria Desert. From Wikipedia “… a young American geologist (was sent) to the area to develop the find into a working concern. That geologist was Herbert Hoover, who would later become President of the United […]