Sunrise over Beacon Hill from Oxford Falls Sydney
Wollongong Harbour Lighthouse - Wollongong, NSW. Australia
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Latitude 34° 25' S, Longitude 150° 55' E
Australia's first pre-fabricated lighthouse - operated beween 1872 and 1936.
The following script is from Plaque No.6 on the Wollongong Harbour History Walk.
"Australia's first prefabricated lighthouse,constructed in Sydney of 1cm thick boiler plate was assembled and operating by 1872 at a cost of 2,251 pounds.
Sitting atop the 12.5 metre tower the beacon,built in England in 1870, was originally lit by vegetable oil and showed a fixed light visible from about 12 miles away. By 1883 the beacon was converted to gas.
An electric flashing light was introduced in 1921. With the growth of Port Kembla (Harbour and Steelworks) to the south it became necessary to erect a larger lighthouse on Wollongong Head (Flagstaff Hill) in 1937.
Public opinion saved the old harbour light (pictured above) from demolition."
More interesting information HERE and HERE
Found this Lighthouse slideshow in my stats.
Beacon Hill, Narraweena & Brookvale 1953 - Sydney aerial photo
Historic aerial photo of the Sydney suburbs of Beacon Hill at top left,Narraweena at top right and centre and Brookvale centre and bottom right. Allambie Heights is at bottom left. Warringah Road winds across the centre of the photo.
Google maps view: www.google.com.au/search?q=google+maps+government+road+be...
[Image: 6755 x 7165 px].
Charles River Esplanade (Boston MA)
The Charles River Esplanade of Boston, Massachusetts, is a state-owned park situated in the Back Bay area of the city, on the south bank of the Charles River Basin. The limited-access parkway Storrow Drive forms the southern boundary of the park, with the Charles River marking the northern edge. In the park are walkways, statuary, the Hatch Memorial Shell performance stage, playgrounds, ballfields, and Community Boating. The Esplanade comprises part of the Charles River Reservation state park. The Esplanade was designated as a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 2009. The Esplanade was originally dedicated as the Boston Embankment in 1910. The Embankment was created as part of the construction of the 1910 Charles River Dam Bridge (today the site of the Museum of Science). The parkland was criticized for its lack of shade trees, refreshment stands, recreation facilities, transportation utility, and visitors. It extended to Charlesgate (upstream of the Harvard Bridge) and connected with Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace system of parks and open spaces. To address criticism, trees, a refreshment pavilion, and concerts were brought to the park. The Esplanade went through a major expansion from 1928 to 1936, widening and lengthening the park land. These improvements were aided by a $1 million donation from Helen Osborne Storrow, in memory of her husband James. The Storrow Memorial Embankment, designed by Arthur Shurcliff, added the first lagoon, boat landings, plazas, playgrounds, and the Music Oval, where a temporary bandshell was placed. The summer of 1929 was the first year Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops performed on the Esplanade. In 1941, the construction of the Hatch Memorial Shell gave the Pops, and a wide range of other artists and performers, a first-class stage for popular summer events. In the 2000s, half a million people attend the Boston Pops concert and fireworks display held there every Independence Day. The Hatch Shell also hosts free public concerts and movies, and special events - walkathons, races, and festivals such as Earth Day - that draw hundreds of thousands of additional spectators each year. Sailing on the Charles began in the 1930s, and the boathouse on the Esplanade was built in 1941. Organized in 1946, Community Boating was the country's first public boating program. For a modest fee, thousands of people have learned to sail on the Charles River. The next major change to the Esplanade began in 1949, with the construction of Storrow Drive. To make up for park land lost to the new road, additional islands including multiple paths were built along the Esplanade, also designed by Arthur Shurcliff and his son Sydney. In the 1960s, the Esplanade was linked to Herter Park in Brighton, and other upstream parks, with the construction of the Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path. This 18-mile (29 km) loop travels along the entire basin on both the north and south banks of the river, and makes it especially suitable for biking, inline skating, and running.
Sainte-Lucie / Saint Lucia / Ilha de Santa Lucia
Is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. Its size is 620 km² with an estimated population of 160,000. Its capital is Castries. The island nation has been the home of two Nobel laureates, Arthur Lewis and Derek Walcott. It is the nation with the second most such honorees per capita after Faroe Islands.
One of the Windward Islands, it was named for Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French, the first European colonizers. They signed a treaty with the native Carib peoples in 1660. Great Britain took control of the island from 1663 to 1667; in ensuing years, it was at war with France 14 times and rule of the island changed frequently. In 1814, Britain finally took control of the island. Because it switched so often between British and French control, St.Lucia was also known as the "Helen of the West Indies."
Saint Lucia has a legal system based on British common law. The judiciary is independent and conducts generally fair public trials. St Lucia is ranked as the 25th most-free economy in the world in 2010. Saint Lucia scores above the world average in seven economic freedoms, including business freedom, freedom from corruption, and monetary freedom. The entrepreneurial environment is efficient and transparent, and efforts to eliminate price controls have encouraged economic growth. The government implements penalties for corruption through the relatively efficient judicial system. The financial sector has weathered the global financial crisis, but the recession has hurt tourism.
Representative government came about in 1924 (with universal adult suffrage from 1953). From 1958 to 1962 the island was a member of the Federation of the West Indies. Finally, on February 22, 1979, Saint Lucia became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations. The island nation celebrates this every year with a public holiday. It is also a member of La Francophonie.
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Saint Lucia is one of many small land masses composing the insular group known as the Windward Islands. Unlike large limestone areas such as Florida, Cuba, and the Yucatan Peninsula, or the Bahamas, which is a small island group composed of coral and sand, St. Lucia is a typical Windward Island formation of volcanic rock that came into existence long after much of the region had already been formed.
St. Lucia's physical features are strikingly beautiful. Dominated by high peaks and rain forests in the interior, the 616 square-kilometer island is known for the twin peaks of Gros Piton and Petit Piton on the southwestern coast, its soft sandy beaches, and its magnificent natural harbors. Mount Gimie, the highest peak, is located in the central mountain range and rises to 958 meters above sea level, a contrast that is also evident in the abrupt climatic transition from coastal to inland areas. The steep terrain also accentuates the many rivers that flow from central St. Lucia to the Caribbean. Fertile land holdings, which support banana farming, are scattered throughout the island.
St. Lucia has a tropical, humid climate moderated by northeast trade winds that allow for pleasant year-round conditions. Mean annual temperatures range from 26 to 32 °C at sea level and drop to an average of 13 °C in the mountain peaks. The abundant annual rainfall accumulates to approximately 200 centimeters, with most precipitation occurring during the June to December wet season. Hurricanes are the most severe climatic disturbance in this area and have been known to cause extensive damage. Although St. Lucia has historically been spared from serious hurricane destruction, Hurricane Allen decimated the agricultural sector and claimed nine lives in 1980.
Saint Lucia is in the Caribbean, an island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. The capital city of Saint Lucia is Castries, where about one third of the population lives. Major towns include Gros Islet, Soufrière and Vieux Fort.
22 February 1979
English [eng] 1,600 in Saint Lucia (2004). Dialects: Saint Lucian English. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English
Saint Lucian Creole French [acf] 158,178 in Saint Lucia (2001). Population total all countries: 357,128. Also spoken in Dominica, France, Grenada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago. Alternate names: Patwa, Patois, Kwéyòl, Lesser Antillean Creole French. Dialects: Not intelligible with Standard French. Saint Lucia Creole French is close to Dominican Creole French (97% to 99% intelligibility). Goodman (1964) says all French creoles of the Caribbean are somewhat inherently intelligible to each other's speakers. The dialect of Dominica is virtually the same as Saint Lucia. Classification: Creole, French based
Meaning country name:
According to tradition, named after Saint Lucy by French sailors shipwrecked on the island on 13 December 1502 – the feast day of Saint Lucy.
The flag of Saint Lucia was adopted on March 1, 1967. The exact design has varied. The current flag is blue, with a gold isosceles triangle below a black arrowhead; the upper edges of the arrowhead have a white border.
The blue color stands for the blue sky and blue ocean that surround the island, and for fidelity. Gold stands for sunshine and prosperity. The black and white portions symbolize racial harmony, although the majority of black shows the dominant influence of black culture over European culture. The triangle parts of the design are intended to evoke the Pitons, the island's two large peaks that rise from the ocean and are recognized symbols of the island.
Coat of arms:
The Saint Lucian Coat of Arms was designed by Sydney Bagshaw in 1967 and was adopted in the same year during pre-independence and at the time of Internal self-government. The national motto is found at the bottom.
This symbol represents the official seal of the Government of Saint Lucia. The following is a brief description of the Coat of Arms.
Tudor Rose - England
Fleur de lis - France
Stool - Africa
Torch - Beacon to light the path
Saint Lucia Parrot - Amazona versicolor, the national bird
"The Land, The People, The Light"
National Anthem: Sons and Daughters of Saint Lucia
Sons and daughters of Saint Lucia,
love the land that gave us birth,
land of beaches, hills and valleys,
fairest isle of all the earth.
Wheresoever you may roam,
love, oh, love your island home.
Gone the times when nations battled
for this 'Helen of the West,
gone the days when strife and discord
Dimmed her children's toil and rest.
Dawns at last a brighter day,
stretches out a glad new way.
May the good Lord bless our island,
guard her sons from woe and harm!
May our people live united,
strong in soul and strong in arm!
Justice, Truth and Charity,
our ideal for ever be!
Internet Page: www.stlucia.gov.lc
Saint Lucia in diferent languages
eng | dan | dsb | est | fin | hsb | hun | jav | lld | nor | pol | que | roh | sme | sqi | swa | swe | vor | wol | zza: Saint Lucia
acf | hat: Sent Lisi
afr | nld: Saint Lucia; Sint Lucia
eus | lin: Santa Luzia
fra | nrm: Sainte-Lucie
glg | spa: Santa Lucía
ind | msa: Saint Lucia / سينت لوسيا
ltz | nds: Saint Lucia / Saint Lucia
oci | por: Santa Lúcia
arg: Santa Luzía
ast: Santa Llucía
aze: Sent-Lüsiya / Сент-Лүсија
bos: Sveta Lucija / Света Луција
cat: Santa Lucia
ces: Svatá Lucie
cor: Sen Lusia
crh: Seynt-Lusiya / Сейнт-Лусия
cym: Sant Lwsia
deu: Sankt Lucia / Sankt Lucia; Saint Lucia / Saint Lucia
fao: Saint Lusia
fry: Sint Lusia
fur: Sante Lucie
gla: Naomh Lùisia
gle: San Lúicia / San Lúicia
glv: Noo Lucia
hrv: Sveta Lucija
ibo: Sent Lusia
ina: Sancte Lucia
isl: Sankti Lúsía
ita: Santa Lucia; Saint Lusia
jnf: Sainte Lucie
kaa: Sent-Lyusiya / Сент-Люсия
kmr: Sênt-Lûsî / Сент-Луси / سێنت لووسی
kur: Sênt Lûsya / سێنت لووسیا
lat: Sancta Lucia
lit: Sent Lusija
mlg: Sainta Lusia
mlt: Santa Luċija
mol: Sfânta Lucia / Сфынта Лучия
rmy: Svunto Lučiya / स्वुन्तो लुचिया
ron: Sfânta Lucia
rup: Ayia Lucia
scn: Santa Lucìa
slk: Svätá Lucia
slo: Sviatju Lucia / Свиатйу Луциа
slv: Saint Lucija
smg: Sent Liusėjė
srd: Santa Lughia
tet: Santa Lúsia
tuk: Sent-Lýusiýa / Сент-Люсия
tur: Sen Lucia; Saint Lucia
uzb: Sent-Lyusiya / Сент-Люсия; Avliyo Lyusiya / Авлиё Люсия; Muqaddas Lyusiya / Муқаддас Люсия
vie: Xan Lu-xi
wln: Sinte Luceye
alt | che | kbd | kir | kjh | kom | krc | kum | tyv | udm: Сент-Люсия (Sent-Ljusija)
mon | oss: Сент-Люси (Sent-Ljusi)
abq: Сент-Люсия (Sent-Łjusija)
bak: Сент-Люсия / Sent-Lyusiya
bel: Святая Лусія / Sviataja Łusija; Сьвятая Люсія / Śviataja Lusija; Сент-Лусія / Sient-Łusija; Сэнт-Люсія / Sent-Lusija
bul: Сейнт Люсия (Sejnt Ljusija); Света Лусия (Sveta Lusija)
chm: Сент-Люсий (Sent-Ljusij)
chv: Сент-Люсийӑ (Sent-Ljusijă)
kaz: Сент-Люсия / Sent-Lywsïya / سەنت-ليۋسيا
mkd: Света Луција (Sveta Lucija)
rus: Сент-Люсия (Sent-Ljusija); Святая Люсия (Svjataja Ljusija)
srp: Света Луција / Sveta Lucija
tat: Сент-Люсия / Sent-Lüsiä
tgk: Сент-Люсия / سنت لوسیه / Sent-Ljusija; Люсияи Муқаддас / لوسیۀ مقدس / Ljusijai Muqaddas
ukr: Сент-Люсія (Sent-Ljusija)
ara: سان لوسيا (Sān Lūsiyā); سانت لوسيا (Sānt Lūsiyā)
fas: سنت لوسیا / Sent Lusiyâ; سنت لوشا / Sent Lušâ
prs: سینت لوسیا (Sēnt Lūsiyā)
pus: سېنټ لوسيا (Senṫ Lūsiyā)
uig: سېنت ليۇسىيە / Sént Lyusiye / Сент-Люсия
urd: سینٹ لوشیا (Senṫ Lūšiyā); سینٹ لوچیا (Senṫ Lūčiyā); سینٹ لوسیا (Senṫ Lūsiyā)
div: ސެންޓް ލޫސިއާ (Senṫ Lūsi'ā)
heb: סנט-לוצ׳יה (Senṭ-Lûčiyah); סנט-לוסיה (Senṭ-Lûsyah); סינט-לוסיה / סיינט-לוסיה (Seynṭ-Lûsyah); סנט-לושה (Senṭ-Lûšah); סינט-לושה / סיינט-לושה (Seynṭ-Lûšah); סנטה לוסיה (Sanṭah Lûsiyah)
lad: סאנטה לוסיה / Santa Lusia
yid: סײנט לוציאַ (Seynt Lutsya)
amh: ሴንት ሉሺያ (Sent Lušiya)
ell-dhi: Αγία Λουκία (Agía Loykía); Σάντα Λουτσία (Sánta Loytsía); Σάντα Λουσία (Sánta Loysía)
ell-kat: Ἁγία Λουκία (Hagía Loykía); Σάντα Λουτσία (Sánta Loytsía)
hye: Սենթ Լուչիա (Senṭ Louč̣ia)
kat: სენტ-ლუსია (Sent-Lusia)
hin: सेंट लूसिया (Seṁṭ Lūsiyā); सेंट लुसिया (Seṁṭ Lusiyā)
nep: सेन्ट लुसिया (Senṭ Lusiyā)
ben: সেন্ট লুসিয়া (Senṭ Lusiyā)
pan: ਸੇਂਟ ਲੂਸੀਆ (Sẽṭ Lūsīā)
kan: ಸೇಂಟ್ ಲೂಷಿಯ (Sēṁṭ Lūṣiya)
mal: സെന്റ് ലൂസിയ (Senṟ Lūsiya); സെയ്ന്റ് ലൂസിയ (Seynṟ Lūsiya)
tam: சென் லூசியா (Čeṉ Lūčiyā)
tel: సెయింట్ లూసియా (Seyiṁṭ Lūsiyā); సేంట్ లూసియా (Sēṁṭ Lūsiyā)
zho: 聖露西亞/圣露西亚 (Shèng Lùxīyà)
jpn: セント・ルシア (Sento Rushia); セントルシア (Sentorushia)
kor: 세인트루시아 (Seinteu Lusia)
mya: စိန့္လူစီယာ (Seĩ́ Lusiya)
tha: เซนต์ลูเซีย (Sēn[d] Lūsiya)
khm: សង់លូស៊ីយ៉ា (Săṅ Lūsīyā); សាំងលូស៊ី (Sāṁṅ Lūsī)
Long Reef from Beacon Hill
I have driven past this spot countless times. Today I stopped.
See where this picture was taken, looking east. [?]
Governor Phillip's Lookout, Beacon Hill, Sydney
View over Sydney from Beacon Hill
Me at Beacon Hill
Sydney in the background in the distance ...
Beacon Hill, Governor Phillip Lookout, Sydney
Governor Phillip's Lookout, Beacon Hill, Sydney
Governor Phillip's Lookout, Beacon Hill, Sydney
See Sydney in the distance?
View towards Manly from Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill lookout: view over Manly
Leica IIIa Elmar 35/3.5 kodak slide film
Sydney from Beacon Hill
Vermillion and Iron
A two-tone afternoon storm over Beacon Hill, Sydney
George Henry Gates, Military Medal
Date of Birth: Petersham
Date of Enlistment: 16.2.1917
School: Summer Hill Public, Technical College Sydney
Trade or Calling: Plumber and drainer
Born in or near what Town: Petersham
Address prior to Enlistment: "Arlington" Greenacre Rd, Hurstville
Rank, Number, Battalion, Distinctions: Military Medal Sgt 7572 34th Battalion D (?) Coy
Cemetery or Memorial Details: France 247 Beacon Cemetery Sailly-Laurette
Casualties and where: Killed in action 20 Aug 1918 aged 24 years - "His bravery was outstanding" (from the recommendation for Military Medal)
Memorial Panel: 123
Date of London Gazette for MM: 24 January 1919, page 1251, position 85
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette for MM: 23 May 1919, page 897, position 76
Name & Address of Next of Kin: Son of Elizabeth Temperance Gates, "Arlington" Greenacre Rd, Hurstville; only brother of Pte Frank Johnson Gates regimental no. 2410 killed in action 19.9.1918
Name and last address of Father: Arthur Henry Gates, "Arlington" Greenacre Rd, Hurstville
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
The moon hides behind a flower atop Governer Phillip Lookout, Sydney.
And so the brief tour of my First life home ends where mine began.
Many years ago before I lived here and the journey south to this city took 4 hours by train from Newcastle, I made it out to here after a marathon journey of exploration...and I was staying overnight to attend a fetish party in Sydney with friends.
Just standing under this simple marine lighthouse my mind wandered off to silly romantic book covers and flowing haired goddesses with heaving bosom looking wistfully out to sea...to a lover long lost or yet found.
It felt like home...plus a lot of people I loved were here already.
...the rest is herstory!
BHHS NSW AU- a sample of the material used for the girls uniform
1969 Cadillac Superior Rescuer High Top ambulance
1969 Cadillac Superior Rescuer High Top ambulance Federal Power Light beacon. Taken at the 2011 New South Wales All American Day, held at Castle Towers Shopping Centre, Castle Hill, Sydney.
Faneuil Hall, looking W. from Quincy Market to Beacon Hill, Boston, Mass.
File name: 06_11_000095
Title: Faneuil Hall, looking W. from Quincy Market to Beacon Hill, Boston, Mass.
Created/Published: Meadville, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; Portland, Oregon; London, Eng.; Sydney, Aus. : Keystone View Company
Date issued: 1890 - 1919 (approximate)
Physical description: 1 photographic print on stereo card : stereograph
Genre: Stereographs; Photographic prints
Subjects: Faneuil Hall (Boston, Mass.); Markets; Boston (Mass.)
Notes: No. 40 -- (V23406).; Title from item.
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: No known restrictions
In 1930 the building housed the printing business of Joseph Bennett & Son, publisher of the Blackheath Beacon newspaper. The Beacon ceased publication in 1931, and a full run of the paper (7 November 1930 - 27 March 1931) is held by Blue Mountains City Library. It will be available in digitised form on Trove later in 2014.
In the 1934 Council rate book, 3 Hat Hill Road is shown as a shop and residence on lots 1/2, Section 6, Wentworth St, owned by Edgar Board, with an improved value of £750.
It started in 1883, when Alfred Bushell opened the doors to the first Bushell's shop in Queensland.
The Tea Shop was an instant success with tea drinkers from far and wide, who recognised Alfred’s ability to select the finest quality leaves.
By 1899, Alfred's sons, Philip and Walter, had joined the expanded business and Bushell and Co moved into George St, Sydney. And by that same year, Alfred 'The Tea Man' Bushell, was supplying tea to all corners of Australia." www.bushells.com.au/about/
Three galaxies and a beach and a hill
There’s no missing the Milky Way in this panoramic image that I shot recently, on the beach at Black Head Point, Gerroa, Australia. The time was close to 4:00 am, so the central band and core region of our home galaxy were low in the western sky and in the perfect position to shoot a single-row panorama.
The other two galaxies alluded to in the title of today’s image are the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds, the two fuzzy and white smudges at the extreme left of the scene. These two dwarf galaxies, which are travelling through space as companions to the Milky Way, live up to their names and look like little clouds handing in the night sky. Down to the left of the Large Magellanic Cloud is the white star Canopus, the second-brightest star in the night sky anywhere on Earth. Directly below this white beacon is a reflection of the star’s light, stretched across the shallow water of a tidal rock pool.
I have come to love this headland and beach over the past six weeks or so. You can shoot the Milky Way when it’s rising, overhead and setting, all with an interesting landform or horizon in the photo. The drive isn’t too bad, either, taking me a little under 90 minutes to get there from my home in Sydney.
This panorama was created from twelve overlapping images, each shot in “portrait” orientation and stitched together using the software Autopano Pro. I lit the beach and cliff face using a Tristar 2 SMD LED light, fitted with a 3200K filter. Each of the component images was photographed with a Canon EOS 6D camera, a Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens @ f/2.4, using a shutter speed of 13 seconds @ ISO 6400.
View of Long Reef from Governor Phillip's Lookout, Beacon Hill, Sydney