Unforgotten Dreams

Gone, But Not Forgotten In response to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge … Gone but not Forgotten   On the afternoon of 18 January 2003, the Mt Stromlo Observatory on the outskirts of Canberra ACT was destroyed by wildfire. Standing at the edge of a steep escarpment facing directly into the approaching firestorm – staff … More Unforgotten Dreams


This week's Photo Challenge is REFLECTIONS My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. John Lennon The Carillon – Lake Burley Griffin, … More Reflections

WPC: Window

This week's Photo Challenge is – Window If you had been standing at this window on the afternoon of 18 January 2003, you would be gazing at hell. A week before, lightning had triggered a series of bushfires in Namadgi National Park, southwest of Canberra, and tinder dry conditions had made it impossible to control … More WPC: Window

Mt Stromlo Observatory

Mount Stromlo Observatory located just outside of Canberra, Australia is part of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National Observatory (ANU). The observatory was established in 1924, and until WWII specialised in solar and atmospheric observations. During the war the workshops contributed to the war effort by producing gun sights and … More Mt Stromlo Observatory