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Como Hotel Fire

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Twenty years ago this morning we were woken up by siren after siren screaming through our suburb at something like three in the morning.  We got up and looked out the front windows and saw orange in the sky north of us.  We thought it might have been the Como Primary School.  We got dressed and headed into the night.  As it turns out, it was the historic Como Hotel engulfed in flames.  Built in 1878, destroyed 3 November 1996, and rebuilt five years later keeping the original brickwork and facades.

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

This morning I finished scanning all my analogue photos at 600dpi.  At least I think I have.  I'd have to double check everything, but pretty sure I'm done.

But I don't think I'll ever fully label my holiday photos from the digital age.  At least with them geotagged all I need to do is load them into GeoSetter or some such and it instantly shows me where a photo was taken.  Then it's easy enough to research on the internet what it was.

Also today I realised it was three years ago today that I took off for my "Eurasia 2012" holiday.  So I've been frantically labelling photos for the blog entries.  I doubt I'll get much past Israel/Jordan in this round, as it simply takes too long to choose photos to display, and I've only culled down the first two weeks of that two month holiday.  It's hard work I tells ya!

So anyway, three years ago today I spent two days getting to the other side of the planet all by myself.

Lighthouse Birds

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A couple of Fridays back @CLBradley and I went to the Lighty for lunch.  Which was very pleasant in the sun.  Going back to face the problems at work afterwards sucked a bit.  But I did get plenty of cool photos of the birds.

Lighthouse seagulls

Lighthouse seagull

Lighthouse seagull

Lighthouse seagull

Lighthouse seagull

Lighthouse seagull

Lighthouse seagull

Lighthouse currawong

RIP Missy Goat

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You will be missed :(

Goat
Goat

Pink Flowers

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In the front yard at the moment.

Pink flowers

I finished geotagging the parents' photos tonight.  So that's all 23500-odd photos geotagged!  Not a bad effort considering I've only been home seven weeks ;)

Now for the next step.. culling them down for slideshows..!
Benny

Ben

Ben

Ben

Ben

Superb parrots?

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Seen near work.  We think these might be juvenile superb parrots.  Maybe.  There was a whole flock of them.

Parrot
Parrot
Parrot
Parrot
Parrot
Super busy day today.  So much to do that I didn't know where to start, so didn't achieve nearly as much (I'm like the exit of a building.  If there's a steady stream of people going through the exit, everything flows through nicely.  But if too many people come at once and start jamming up the exit then less people exit cause they're all trying to get out at once.  Give me too much to do at once and less gets done).  I did organise the todo list a bit tho :/

Bit of progress on jigsaw and trivia night.
..maybe people are more empathetic (not the sweetie, he's the bestest sweetie ever)

Rainbow
Rainbow
Rainbow
Rainbow

Sydney 360

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When we went up Sydney Tower last weekend, I took a vertical shot out of each window of the tower (all eighty-odd, with a few extra to overlap).  Then I stitched them all together in the best panorama I've done from the tower.

Sydney 360 panorama

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