January 22nd, 2008
Have you ever wondered what the real deal was about our water storage dams? Has the possibility of running out of water in the near distant future ever crossed your mind? How much rain is needed to fill up our dams? These questions and more have indeed crossed my mind, so I went out to find out the answers for myself. In the last week I took the liberty of making a trip down to the Wivenhoe Dam to investigate this. Here are my results….
These results are not founded in any way of form from any statistical data or study, but are completely from my own thoughts on the subject from my photography.
The Map Overview
This is a map of all available places for the public to visit the North Pine Dam. All the following pictures have been taken from every single allowable public sector.
McGavin View – West Side
McGavin View – East Side
if you take careful note at all the pictures you will be able to analyse where the maximum water level used to be. Signs such as the mould on the water gates and where the plants on the side of the lakeside merge into the long grass.
June 12th, 2007
I took some photos yesterday, and when I looked at this one from the Merivale rail bridge, I was amazed at how much detail the camera was able to pick up:
Anticlockwise from the bottom, I saw a bike path next to the river, an exit from the Riverside Expressway to Hale St with the Fourex Brewery in the background, the giant flagpole on Coronation Drive in Milton, and Oxley’s on the River restaurant.
If you click on any of the photos you will get taken to where they are stored at Flickr, the photo-sharing website, where you can see different sizes, download them for your own use or watch them as a slideshow.
I walked out of my flat this morning to go to work, and saw flashing emergency lights down the end of my street, on the corner of Montpelier Rd, Cowlishaw St and Cintra Rd in Bowen Hills. Looks like a big flat-bed tow truck had hit a motorbike.
I checked with the Police Media unit (thanks to Tom for spending 10 minutes having a proper dig through all his records for me) and the Queensland Ambulance Service media unit – there were no injuries reported and no-one was transported to hospital.
This corner is insane. Cintra Rd has a stop sign on it, but it is constantly ignored and cars fly through the corner, turning left onto Montpelier Rd. If you are coming out of Cowlishaw St you can be in real danger – I have been, twice, a few metres away from a serious accident.
For more detail, click on the pictures and you’ll be taken to the Flickr set, where you can see much larger versions.
Frankly, Brisbane traffic is insane, and it isn’t geting any better or safer.
April 22nd, 2007
We’ve just had an electrical storm over the south-east of Brisbane – the rain is coming through right now at 9.40pm. I took some photos of the lightning from my back balcony. Keep reading to see all 7.
April 2nd, 2007
I think I actually know what this guy with a $20 note stuck to his forehead might mean.
There’s 35 photos of the start of the Zombiewalk over at flickr – the ones you see here and about 20 more. If you use flickr, you can see the photos in much larger sizes, download them for your own use and see them on a map or in a slideshow.
UPDATE: Tuesday morning.
Plenty more links to photos posted on the brisneyland livejournal community:
There’s also a flickr group devoted especially to Brisbane ZombieWalk 2007, which has photos from imitation, cptkirkco, Maxyz, d70dug .steveT, eatnutmeg, Misteriddles, jnbrewster, Let’s Take Over, lifemusicmedia, yinyang, Felix42, G205, OzFuture, VikingCarrot, witchdoktor, and Louise and a story at Brisbane blog Larvatus Prodeo.
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