AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Window on Sorrow


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Reflections framed in a window at the old Quarantine Station, Point Nepean, Mornington Peninsula
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Weekend Reflections #45
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Neglected old worlds
Fragments of first settlers' lives
Chinks of tragedy
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Hosted by James (Pennsylvania, US) at Newtown Area Photo

12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflection and beautiful words that color the history. Marvelous as always, Gemma! Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Someone Is Special said...

Very beautiful, you are an awesome Haikuist.. Great....

Yours Frendly,
Saravana Kumar M

Suz said...

Oh yes, this was so good

Carol said...

This is beautiful and your title is perfect. Nice haiku.

James said...

Great reflection. I really like those clouds!

J Bar said...

Great.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Regina said...

Great reflectons Gemmma.

Happy Weekend

Martha Z said...

Another great bleandin of words and image. A reminder of the hardships of those who came before and the hardships suffered by many today.

Woody said...

Interesting buildings in the reflection. The inside of the building looks intriguing.

Carletta said...

Love the depth of the reflection!
This is very nice.

(Carletta's Captures)

'Tsuki said...

Impressive how those windows gives a surrealist glow to the pic... Like ghost of an condamned emergency exit, or something like that... I juste love it, thanks for the sharing.

Anonymous said...

Excellent reflections!

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