For the love of the old Australian milk bar

Wednesday, 27 July, 2016

The milk bar of old, is fast fading from the suburbs. Australian artist, designer, and illustrator Eamon Donnelly, is intent on preserving their memory, and the place they held, and still hold, in Australia.

The Australian Milk Bar was quietly fading away without anyone noticing, an Australian icon was disappearing like an ice cream melting in the hot summers sun. I had still visited Milk Bars over the years but hadn’t really noticed a change until that day. I had always imagined Dave’s would still be there.

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A year in the life of planet Earth, as seen from one million miles

Tuesday, 26 July, 2016

Situated one million miles from Earth, permanently facing its sunlit side, the DSCOVR satellite, a weather satellite among other things, takes photos of our planet everyday. These images have been made into a timelapse video, and gives those of us on the surface, a pretty good idea of how Earth looks from space, on a day to day basis.

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Are drones the new photographers? Check these photos out and see

Tuesday, 26 July, 2016

Say what you will about drones, or unmanned aerial vehicle, some of their applications could, at best, be considered questionable, but when it comes to finding a good angle, or vantage point, for photographers, it could be said they come into their own. Check out some of these photos, taken with the aid of drones, and see what I mean.

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What to do on the first day of winter? See the West Australian coast

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016

Come the first day of winter in the southern hemisphere – which was either the first day of June, or the twenty-first, being the Winter Solstice, depending on you see it – what is there to do? There’s not much point in hibinating, so getting out and exploring the West Australian coastline seems like an idea to me.

The soundtrack is Gold Snake, by Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt. Winter doesn’t look too bad, does it? And what about those breakers?

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The tiled floors of London, photographed by Sebastian Erras

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016

Photo by Sebastian Erras

The last time I pointed to the work of German photographer Sebastian Erras, he had spent time in Paris taking pictures of the impressive tiled floors that can be found throughout the French capital. Recently, he has been in London, and the floor patterns there are no less spectacular.

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The blow bubble light bulb by Vincent Bourilhon

Tuesday, 5 July, 2016

I have a thing for light bulbs, or light globes. It might be they have a certain retro quality that intrigues me. Whatever, I couldn’t go passed linking to this artwork by Paris based photographer Vincent Bourilhon, who may also have a liking for light bulbs.

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Uyuni, Bolivia, the last stop on the line for some trains

Tuesday, 5 July, 2016

Train graveyard, Bolivia

The great train graveyard in Uyuni, Bolivia, may well be a travel destination for trainspotters and non-trainspotters alike. The carcasses of disused locomotives and rolling-stock will appeal to some, while others will no doubt enjoy the rugged beauty of the so-called cemetery’s location.

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Desktop Dining, a photo collection by Brian Finke

Monday, 4 July, 2016

New York City photographer Brian Finke may not have had too hard a time finding subjects for his Desktop Dining collection of photos, given the alarmingly high number of people, myself included, who often eat lunch at their desks, or workstations.

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Tossed shoes by Pejac, that reach for the stars

Tuesday, 28 June, 2016

Artwork by Pejac

Barcelona based artist Pejac has taken an interest in shoe-tossing, the act of throwing a pair of shoes, that are bound together by their laces, so they dangle from a power line.

The shoes that Pejac tosses at power lines however, that are part of a series of installations titled Downside Up, have an uncanny knack for floating, rather than being suspended. Bizarre, right?

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Taking selfies may be a health hazard

Tuesday, 7 June, 2016

This list of injuries and deaths among people who were attempting to take selfies, defies belief. You do not want to be included. Be selfie safe, and stick to taking photos of yourself in bathrooms, or something.

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