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3 cities of Australia

by vbo Tue Feb 22nd, 2011 at 11:17:05 PM EST

Sydney 2011 (weather not so nice)


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Melbourne 2010 (again weather not so nice this year)



Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Tue Feb 22nd, 2011 at 11:34:59 PM EST
Brisbane 2010



Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Tue Feb 22nd, 2011 at 11:53:38 PM EST
My skin gets sticky just looking at the pictures!

Presumably it's not quite so pretty just now.

(Lovely photos!)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 09:52:43 AM EST
It's 12C in Melbourne right now.  Hardly sticky making...
by njh on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 04:42:12 PM EST
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Oh yes it is. If you mean Brisbane it's all back almost to normal except some people lost their homes in some suburbs and they are fighting insurance right now (not with success). And yes the biggest attraction Laguna at Southbank Park is not yet done. It's going to take months.
All tho I assume Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley are not yet near normal situation. That's where there were casualties and huge distraction. But it's not in Brisbane.


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 05:14:17 PM EST
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Great photos, thank you.

Loved those trees in Brisbane, but Malls now look the same all over the world

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 11:10:50 AM EST
You are right. Malls look the same all over the world (there are some even in Belgrade now and they look the same..."We all live in America" haha ).This one in Melbourne is huge.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 05:24:38 PM EST
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A friend of mine put it better when he saw where I lived in NJ. "It looks just like China"...
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Feb 24th, 2011 at 01:01:27 AM EST
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Is there a particular reason why there are no pictures whatsoever when i call up the diary?

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 12:46:08 PM EST
Sorry, I was looking at them (very nice too). You can have them now.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 12:50:17 PM EST
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BUT, there's an alien lecturing me in universal sign language. Why is s/he saying we should give up? Give up what?

Shrimp on the barbie?

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 01:33:40 PM EST
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PS. This is not a joke on VBO. something didn't work right in the posting oder?

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 02:31:43 PM EST
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They're working fine for me and apparently others. The HTML looks OK.

Are you still having problems visualising AU?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Feb 24th, 2011 at 01:54:29 AM EST
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Yes weird, there's no pix. Safari corruption?

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Thu Feb 24th, 2011 at 06:51:46 AM EST
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I just opened the diary in Safari, no pic problems.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Feb 24th, 2011 at 08:59:24 AM EST
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Same here, no problem opening in Safari.
by sgr2 on Thu Feb 24th, 2011 at 03:56:26 PM EST
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Doesn't load in Firefox either

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Fri Feb 25th, 2011 at 02:15:39 PM EST
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So I manually logged out of ET, came back, and Lo!, there they were.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Fri Feb 25th, 2011 at 03:31:50 PM EST
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That Sydney opera house looks amazing.
by kjr63 on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 02:11:24 PM EST
Sydney is amazing city. All those beautiful beaches right in the city.
Here are some photos...



Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 06:20:05 PM EST
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Is that Maroubra Bay at the bottom? Sven might recognise the name from a certain piece of music. :)

I fell in love with Sydney when I was there. Not sure about Australian politics, but it's a great city to visit.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 06:24:12 PM EST
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First 4 are Manly. 5 is Shelly beach, 6-11 is Balmoral, and last one is Bondi...
I like Balmoral the most...
Australian politics aside (makes me puke sometimes) but this is a great country...and as opposed to UK and Germany and France end...here they are still pretending they like multiculturalism. At the same time research is telling that almost half of population is anti Muslim...and opposition always gain in poll when they play anti immigration card...Go figure...


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 07:16:20 PM EST
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I never actually went to the beaches when I went down to Sydney, Newcastle Beach and Nobby's were always enough for me. What I remember of Sydney is the QEB area, the Central Station Area, and the area around Parramatta Station, where I passed through to go to renew my work visa.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Mar 1st, 2011 at 12:00:20 AM EST
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When we visit Sydney a few times a year, we stay quite close to Balmoral Beach, and take our daughters swimming at the north end of Balmoral, not far from Bathers' Pavilion (now an expensive restaurant) shown in the second-last photo.  You need to be a multi-millionaire to afford a house with water views in Sydney.
by canberra boy (canberraboy1 at gmail dot com) on Thu Feb 24th, 2011 at 08:28:23 AM EST
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You need to be a multi-millionaire to afford a house with water views in Sydney.
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Oh yes...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Thu Feb 24th, 2011 at 07:04:16 PM EST
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