Aug 1, 2015


The oldest building in Foxton still serving the community since the late 1800s'

Jul 28, 2015

Melbourne Icon Buildings

Port 1010 building, 1010 Latrode St
Digital Harbour Docklands.
Built in 2006 this crazy building is apparently "green" to the core having recieved several environmental awards over the years.
Looks a little bit to me like something from the 60's! (Clockwork Orange?)

Jul 27, 2015

Old Picture Tauranga

Rob sent me this old pic. Intriguing.
My guess is that this is the old sulphur processing plant at Tauranga's Sulphur Point.
Sulphur was mined and ground up on White Island, out from Whakatane. I understand it was then shipped to Tauranga for further processing (perhaps the plant pictured) and used to make fertilizer.
The first sulphur mine on White Island dates back to 1885 and over the years several restart operations  occurred for a variety of reasons. Finally all mining ceased in 1933 due to the depression and the reduced demand for fertilizer.
I may be wrong. More work needed.

Jul 26, 2015

Not Channel 9

No, this is channel Seven's building down at Docklands Melbourne.

Jul 24, 2015

"Curiosity" Mars Lander Graphic

See the previous post to see how this little machine gets to the Mars surface. It's almost a miracle

Mars Lander. How They Do It

This "Reasoned Engineering" watch full screen

Jul 23, 2015

Girls Place

At Chadstone shopping center Melbourne.
With 500 shops to keep Rob busy and me waiting....
Anyway this shop was on the target list. 
 Rob (right) being 'convinced'...
(yes on reflection why did I go?)

Jul 21, 2015

Space. Looking Out

While we are busy waiting for the next amazing picture from the Horizons mission to Pluto don't forget the other missions that are working away in the background on other worlds or actively searching for new worlds.
Hubble 25 years and still making mind blowing discoveries.
This giant cluster of stars in in our galaxy and contains the hottest brightest and most massive stars.
It's called Westerlund 2
 Mars Rover continues to rove the Mars surface. 
This panorama was taken a month ago.
It looks like Papamoa beach! Nothing like what I imagined when I was a boy reading my SF books.
Images from

Jul 19, 2015

Melbourne Panos'

Best viewed on desktop.
Docklands and Etihad Stadium (AFL Country)
I worked here in the 70's on a ship docking when this was the original docklands.
 Federation Square
Victoria Station
 Graffiti. Amazing!
 The Albert. Classic Aussie pub. Awesome sport.