Do you prefer modern architecture or historical one? 🏠
We stumbled on this beautiful Victorian building in St.Kilda neighbourhood, Melbourne while just walking around lesser-known streets. It was not the single most beautiful building there as #stkilda is filled with similar ones everywhere you look. Why are there so many terraced houses and where did they come from? A little bit of a history lesson is in order! ✌🏼 Terraced housing was introduced to Australia in the 19th century, their architectural work based on those in London and Paris, which had the style a century earlier. Rows of terraced houses became common in the inner suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne, mostly built between 1855 and 1890. The population boom caused by the Victorian and New South Wales gold rushes of the 1850s and only finished with an economic depression in the early 1890s.
The Melbourne style incorporated beautiful decorative cast iron balconies. It turns out that Melbourne has more decorative cast iron than any other city in the world - one more reason to visit the town and wander through every small street possible! 👌🏼 Which are THE suburbs for best Terrace house spotting? It is safe to say that these will bring you plenty of eye candy: Albert Park, Fitzroy, Carlton, Parkville, and East Melbourne.
How to be sure that you are looking at the right house? There are en clues to help you identify a Victorian house:
1. Patterned bricks
3. Barge boards
4. Decorated roof line and slates
5. Bay and sash windows
6. Floor tiles
7. Stained glass
8. Fireplace in every room
10. Date stones
Moments before a bout of sea sickness hit and we had a vom overboard!
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Magical #sunrise above the clouds at #MountMitchell ☁️ @reubennutt described this amazing scene as "easily one of the best sunrises of my life" and we totally get why! This beautiful early morning scenery was taken from Mount Mitchell in Main Range National Park, a nature-filled area that covers more than 30,000 hectares in the @visitscenicrim region of @queensland. Challenge yourself to the 10-kilometre walking track here, you'll literally feel on top of the world at the natural lookout on the summit.
Sunrise today from Mutton Bird lookout on the Great Ocean Road. It was very difficult conditions to get this and the other shots i was able to get. The ocean is angry today and building up to a predicted 7.7 meter swell and a high tide at 4pm. Just wish this wind would go away.....
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Freddie Wolf was the owner/builder of the yacht, the Pisces Star, which sank off the coast near Cape Banks. Fred was an orphan from Berlin, Germany and came to Australia at age 6 in 1943. One of his life-projects was building his own yacht. It took 24 years of painstaking effort and financial sacrifice to build his 60 feet ferro cement yacht.
After the launch of the boat at Portland in March 1997, Mr Wolf had a few short practise sails in and around Portland. Then on 23 March 1997, he took the vessel on its maiden voyage to Cape Victor with a brief planned stop at Robe. On the very first night, Fred ran into a winter storm with mountainous waves destroying his 24-ton boat. At around 6.30pm cray fishermen spotted Fred and warned him via radio to move further away from the land and treacherous nearby reefs.
Being the only person on board he woke up to a loud crashing sound and went on deck. For the next 12 hours, Fred was involved in a life and death battle against high seas and wind. Near the end, the loan sailor caught one of his feet in the anchor rope and after losing a boot, was released into the cruel seas of Cape Banks. An exhausted Fred dragged himself onto shore where he found his boat had already been beached.
About an hour later Fred was discovered by cray fishermen and took to the General store at Carpenter Rocks where he was attended by the owners Mr and Mrs Callahan. His wife was contacted and came from Portland by car to help him. Fred stayed another couple of days to salvage a few items from his yacht. #carpenterrocks#southaustralia#glamadelaide
When was the last time you set up camp right next to the water?
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As perfectly put by our Aquarist @jmar197: We are used to handprints on the acrylic, not FOOTPRINTS 👣🤭😂 Captured clinging to display acrylic, this is the foot of a Carpet Anemone. They are fairly mobile and will move around to settle in an spot with ideal growing conditions.
This was one of only two stops we made along the Eyre Peninsula. We have decided to chase the sun up north rather than freeze our little bottoms off down south.
See you in six months Eyre✌🏼
The breeding season for the Australian sea lions has begun @sealbay it won't be long before we get to meet the cute new season's arrivals. 🌿come and meet these little cuties with us, for more information on our great wildlife tours visit our website above.