Rupanyup Silo Art

The Rupanyup Silo Art leg of the Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art Trail is now complete. Russian street artist Julia Volchkova (Julia Woolf Art) has done a great job and the latest art mural on the trail of a young Rupanyup netball and football player looks fantastic! A Work In Progress Here are some photos in the preceding couple of weeks showing…

The Stunning Silo Art Trail of the Wimmera-Mallee

Grain silos are a familiar sight dotted on the horizon across the plains of the Wimmera-Mallee region of Victoria, Australia. At the start of 2015 I posted about the silo art project in the small farming community of Brim. Brisbane based street artist Guido van Helten created a huge 30 metre high masterpiece mural there…

Remnants of the Past: The Old Homestead II

A Wimmera-Mallee farmers long abandoned homestead can be spotted just a few kilometres outside the town of Lascelles, on the Henty Highway towards Hopetoun. This house may be abandoned and near ruined but sitting alone out in the middle of that paddock, it still has a certain charm.

Forever Marilyn

The unexpected death of Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson in Los Angeles, California,  June 1st, 1926 – August 5th, 1962) at just 36 years of age in 1962 shocked the world but froze this classic beauty in time forever more. One of the most iconic memories for most people of Marilyn, is that moment over 60…

Brim Silo Art – The Wimmera’s Artistic Masterpiece!

Brisbane based artist Guido van Helten has given a huge boost to the lifeblood of the tiny north Wimmera farming town of Brim with a population of just 100 people. He has created an amazing, massive and impressive 30 metre x 30 metre mural of 4 local farmers on the towns decommissioned grain silos! This grand mural which depicts 3 local…

Melbourne City Laneway – One View, Different Aspects

Melbourne Australia is famous for its many city laneways with cafes, bars and restaurants. They are a great place to hang out and enjoy a nice day or evening in the city. Many of them are also lined with great street art. Some of them though are nothing more than simply a laneway. This doesn’t take…

Royal Australian Armoured Corps Tank Museum at “Pucka”

The Armoured Corps of most nations armies originally started as horse borne cavalry units. With the introduction of the tank  in World War One by the British who first used Mark I tanks on the Somme battlefield in France on September 15th, 1916 the face of warfare changed completely (they were introduced to break the back of trench warfare). Cavalry…

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Robert Plant is a legend in the music world. The former frontman of the famed British rock band Led Zeppelin (1968-1980) has amassed a long careers worth of songs and I was lucky enough to see him play this week on the Sensational Space Shifters tour in Melbourne, Australia (his first show here in 17 years). His voice is strong and when…

Rainbow Lorikeets

The Rainbow Lorikeet is a beautiful brightly multi-coloured native parrot found widely around Australia’s northern and eastern coasts living in treed areas including rainforests and native forests. These intelligent medium-sized parrots live in noisy and very busy flocks and are quite amusing to watch as they go about their daily business. These ones I spotted along the Wimmera River in…

Birds of the Wimmera III

Following on from my previous posts Birds of the Wimmera I & II here are some of the Cormorants and Darters I have seen along the Wimmera River that runs through Horsham, Victoria in Australia. These are some of my favourite birds to watch as they are always looking for fish to eat and are quite spectacular to watch when…

A glorious sunset over the Wimmera River

I couldn’t resist taking a photo last night of this glorious late summer sunset over the Wimmera River. In recent days the smoke from bush fires in the Grampians National Park has affected the skies over the town, but on this night it was pretty clear and the colours of the sky were quite spectacular! The Wimmera River…

Birds of the Wimmera II

Following on from my previous Birds of the Wimmera post, the diversity of species living on the river and amongst the wetlands right near my old home town of Horsham in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia is impressive. Here are a number of smaller species from Cockatoos to Parrots and Ducks.