I took the opportunity to spend a few days in Fiji while traveling between Canada and Australia. I only had 3 nights, but wanted to head away from he big resort hotels in the Nadi area. Waya is the first point of call in Yasawa group of islands, so was an accessible alternative. Even after a direct hit from a cyclone the snorkelling and scenery didn’t disappoint.
Two fireworks displays in one week! It seems a shame to waste all the year’s fireworks within a few days, so taking inspiration from last night’s sunset, how about some natural “SkyFire”…
SkyFire 1 – Sunset over Black Mountain
Canberra had a second weekend of fireworks, with the annual SkyFire event happening just 5 days after Canberra Day this year. I decided to get a few shots of these fireworks from the same vantage point as Monday night. The fireworks were great, but as we waited for nightfall the sky put on some natural fire of its own.
Enlighten is on again in Canberra. I think this was the third year for the festival of lights and it has now firmly established itself on the Canberra event’s calendar. What was a few buildings lit up by huge projectors has now added all kinds of visual an performance art.
This is a giant snake game projected on the side of the National Portrait Gallery. It must have been among the simplest of the exhibits, needing only an iPad and a reasonably good projector .The “anglerfish bicycles”, on the other hand, probably took ages to design and construct.
Enlightening Old Parliament House
Of course Enlighten still features buildings in the parliamentary triangle lit up by huge projectors. This is one of the technicolor displays projected onto Old Parliament House.
So, I think it’s time to start getting some of these photos out of my computer and into other people’s. As a result, I’ll do my best to start putting something new up every day. Assuming I keep this up, the best way to be updated (other than checking in incessently) might be the following RSS feed.
First, then, another Overland Track picture…
Climbing up toward Pelion Gap we met another group at the turn-off to these small falls. They advised “It’s not very far and ok if you really like waterfalls”. We decided to have a look despite the warning. The main viewing point was only interesting in that the stream split to form a bit of an island, but the “falls” on either side were just a thin sheet rolling over the rocks. Felling a bit energetic, I followed the lefthand branch around a bit and found this pool.