Archive for July 2012

Skydeck   1 comment

For Kerry’s birthday we decided to experience the Skydeck (here’s a link to more infomation). The Skydeck is situated in the tallest building, measuring 297.30 metres, in Melbourne. It dominates the skyline. We travelled (at an ear popping 9 metres per second) to the 88th floor for some truly breathtaking views of the city and well beyond, from out vantage point at 285 metres. Clearly visible where many of the places we have already visited; The Tennis Centre, Royal Botanical Gardens, Central Shopping Mall with its districtive glass cone, Australian Centre for Moving Images, Federation Square and The Shrine of Rememberence. We could also see Willamstown, Yarraville and Altona. Every now and again up there you had to steady yourself as the structure moved ever so slightly in the wind. It was well worth the money.

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Stefan Palmer

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Blowing my own trumpet   1 comment

YES!!! A commendation on the Intrepid Travel website for one of my pictures. http://www.intrepidtravel.com/inspirations/win/photocomps/2012_june_winners.php

Fair play to the winner.  A superb picture.  We had an amazing time travelling with this company through China and Vietnam.

A selection of my favourite images from this blog are available to buy at stefanpalmer.photium.com

Stefan Palmer

Posted 19/07/2012 by Stefan Palmer in Vietnam

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A time capsule, a wreck and a view   Leave a comment

Out and about in Altona, Kerry and I went for an afternoons walk into the nature reserve.  At the top of the look out point was a plague  informing us that a time capsule is buried there from the year 2000.  This capsule is to be opened in 25 years time.  It’s interesting when I considered the length of time that the capsule is to be buried for.  In my view 25 years really isn’t a long time.  For me this highlights an interesting aspect of Australian society.  With their country being so young in terms of settling, late 18th century.  25 years appears a long time to them.  To me, being from the UK, where I would think nothing of visiting a National Trust property anything up to 800 years old and with our history dating back hundreds of more years than that it’s nothing.  Just think about the Blue Peter capsule buried in 1971 for a year 2000 opening for just one example.

We got some great views of the city from up there along with a chance to photograph a burnt out car on the beach.  Being a photographer a chance to photograph all than rust and wreckage mmmmmmmmm.

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Stefan Palmer

Mid winter……Victoria, Australian style   Leave a comment

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Posted 09/07/2012 by Stefan Palmer in Australia

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Meet up   Leave a comment

Kerry and I had a great afternoon meeting a bunch of new people at a meet up in Melborne. Meet up are a world wide organisation designed for social events along a particular theme. Here’s a link to their website for more information. Out meet up was in the Royal Botanical Gardens which we last visited in January, when it was summer. And involved a walk around the gardens, partly with a guide pointing out interesting stuff and partly just chatting and getting to know new people. Despite the winter season the warmer climate meant that many more of the trees had leaves on than I expected.

A selection of my favourite images from this blog are available to buy at stefanpalmer.photium.com

Stefan Palmer