Posts Tagged ‘Australia

24
Nov
13

Photography & Mug Shots: Dapper Australian Crooks!

vintage-mugshots-black-and-white-15Many Vintage Mug Shots from Australia at Twisted Sifter

Eugenia Falleni, alias Harry Crawford (1920) is interesting.

Lest we forget the female crooks…here is a Twisted Sifter link for the gals that dare I say look like that they were “rode hard and put away wet” so to speak.

Elizabeth Ruddy, criminal record number 165LB, 5 January 1915. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay.

11
Aug
13

Nature Reclaims: Pripyat, 25 years later.

I was watching a PBS show on Nature entitled Radioactive Wolves (watch this is you want to see the 50 minute long episode about the wolves). Its focus was on wolves and their reemergence in the Chernobyl area 25 years after the nuclear disaster. During the show they showed a town, Pripyat, that is being reclaimed by nature. The images were intriguing as they always are in ghost towns. 

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Pripyat ‘Amusement’ Park (Photo by Timm Seuss/Flickr)

I found a similar video by Matt Smith about Pripyat he filmed in 2011. Watch it and see if you don’t agree how fascinating the creeping reclamation of nature always is. Won’t be long until Detroit looks like this. 

PRIPYAT & Nature Compete

OH GEEZE!!!! Lizard Kings…Awesome too

15
Nov
09

Tying the Shaving Brush Emerger (Goulburn Valley FF Tutorial)

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Shaving Brush

SHAVING BRUSH EMERGER PATTERN AT GOULBURN VLY. FF

Goulburn Valley FF Site Fly Tying Archives

A simple, in the film fly. I like the mostly horizontal presentation of this pattern on a standard dry fly hook.

14
May
09

Blob Fish (Austrailian~Tasmanian Oddity)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…some, only a mother could love. The Blob Fish may have self esteem issues.

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18
Feb
09

Fly Fishing Geography: Tasmania (always learning…the point of this blog)

Tasmania. I have heard of it.

My 2007 Christmas Is. Trip..Huh? There It Is...Tasmania

My 2007 Christmas Is. Trip..Huh? There It Is...Tasmania

I am embarrassed to say, as someone that has a pretty good geographical fix on most places on Earth, that I had NEVER noticed where Tasmania was located. Don’t ask me why, but I always thought it was out there to the East, closer to New Zealand.

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But, alas, as you can see, there it is right off the coast of Australia. So, just as I have recently learned about SE Europe Fly Fishing, Mongolian Eagle Hunting and the magicians with a Spey rod; I learned where exactly Tasmania was (well, and is). I wonder if my Christmas Is. skipper new where it was…obviously his clients did.     

“Just a point of order, Sir. Tasmania is a state of Australia… and Tasmanians would object to being ‘located’ – “just off the coast of Australia”. More correctly… Tasmania, is right off the coast of ‘mainland’ Australia.”  Dear God, can I display my ignorance any more soundly? (Yes, with my grammar and other ways)…..Thanks to  ‘rantsampersandmore’

Quite amazing information from Mountain River  Journal re  Tasmania…..!!!!(see Comments Section)   http://mountainriverjournal.wordpress.com/

“Tasmanians avoid the term mainland Australia.
We refer to it as the North Island of Tasmania” :)

08
Feb
09

State of Victoria, Australia (far reaching sadness and devastation)

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 AP – A fire truck moves away from out of control flames from a bushfire in the Bunyip Sate Forest near the …

HEALESVILLE, Australia – Towering flames razed entire towns in southeastern Australia and burned fleeing residents in their cars as the death toll rose to 84 on Sunday, making it the country’s deadliest fire disaster.

At least 700 homes were destroyed in Saturday’s inferno when searing temperatures and wind blasts produced a firestorm that swept across a swath of the country’s Victoria state, where all the deaths occurred.

“Hell in all its fury has visited the good people of Victoria,” Prime Minister Kevin Rudd told reporters as he toured the fire zone on Sunday. “It’s an appalling tragedy for the nation.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090208/ap_on_re_au_an/as_australia_wildfires

Deepest sympathies to the families, fire fighters, wild land fire fighters that have witnessed the devastation. The loss of lives and the harshness of it all will be etched in the nations’s psyche.  




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