Junee, NSW

It is easy to forget amid the flurry of distraction.

My photographic aim for this trip was to wander Junee with the digital SLR. It had been overlooked during the recent trip to the Blue Mountains. There, the video camera dominated proceedings.

What was I suppose to remember?

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Three States of Driving

:: When driving a new road, with new scenery, the eyes dart constantly, vigourously. They dart from road, to scenery, to rear view mirrors in rapid succession. Of course, in such a situation, driving speed is greatly reduced. It’s the Sunday Drive mentality. Except it was Saturday, so I pulled over whenever necessary to let […]

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Don’t press the red button

The task was simple enough.  Unlock the car.  It wasn’t my car.  This made the task slightly more complicated than expected. Those underground car parking stations, surrounded on most sides by concrete, aren’t designed with acoustics in mind.  At least, they aren’t designed with pleasant acoustics in mind.  Perhaps they are designed to amplify screams […]

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New magazines

The benefits of travelling are often documented, but I wonder if finding new and unusual magazines is regularly included in the list?

It wasn’t deliberate. One night, there was no TV. I was preoccupied uploading the day’s activities to the blog, but Mum hadn’t brought anything to read. I popped down to the newsagents for her. I grabbed the standard Women’s Day because it has a puzzle section in the back. And then I wandered the aisles to see what else might be available.

It’s worth checking out the offerings of local newsagents when you arrive in a new town. Even in a city, the titles differ from suburb to suburb.

On this occasion, I found …

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Mapping an online exhibition of our holiday

On our recent trip to Victoria, we collected lots of bits of paper. Today, I rummaged, looking for anything with a map on it. Could I put together my own online exhibition of maps?

The National Library’s Mapping Our World exhibition got me thinking. I won’t presume to produce anything as elaborate and insightful. I did wonder if I could manage some humour, but perhaps not.

If nothing else, thinking about the holiday from a different angle will …

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