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Visual musing on the Great Northern Highway…

Set off from Perth three days ago. First stop, the Benedictine monastery at New Norcia. Spent two nights camped in the bush, as I covered the 1650 kilometres to the iron-ore exporting town of Port Hedland in the Pilbara. Here is a set of pictures from my exploration of this out-of-the-way part of Australia. For those of you who feel that there are just too many pictures of me, this IS my blog, and it’s my way of keeping in touch with family I miss and haven’t seen in over a month.

Checking in to the New Norcia Hotel connected to the old Spanish mission and Benedictine monastery at New Norcia © Rob Walls 2011

All things to all people. Facade, Mt Magnet © Rob Walls 2011

Some meaty alliteration in Mount Magnet © Rob Walls 2011

My camp about 30 km north of Meekatharra © Rob Walls 2011

I guess in a landscape where is the custom to shoot-up roadsigns, this might be considered an intelligent diversionary tactic © Rob Walls 2011

Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn © Rob Walls 2011

Visual poem from the Auski roadhouse in the Pilbara © Rob Walls 2011


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A few postcards from the edge…

The edge of New South Wales that is…a few wry observations as I head east from Lightning Ridge to Byron Bay:

Lightning Ridge © Rob Walls 2010

The grocer's apostrophe is alive and thriving in Wee Waa, NSW...or maybe the owner's name is Pizza? © Rob Walls 2010

I'll vote for that! © Rob Walls 2010

It says "Authorised personnel only". Druids in Glen Innes? © Rob Walls 2010

Great addition to the rural landscape. © Rob Walls 2010

Theatre facade in the hamlet of Deepwater between Glen Innes and Tenterfield. © Rob Walls 2010

If you've ever dreamed of running a country newspaper...© Rob Walls 2010


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Some Broken Hill exteriors…

Arriving in the mining town of Broken Hill in mid-afternoon, I decided to stretch my legs with a walk around town. This city is like nowhere else I’ve ever been in Australia. Former prosperity shows through the modern run-down facades, but several of these building exteriors intrigued me:

A beautiful bit of art deco commercialism in Argent Street © Rob Walls 2010

Do they wonder why they went out of business? © Rob Walls 2010

One especially for my wife, Sulyn. She'll get it! © Rob Walls 2010


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