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, January 15, 2011

Salvation Saturday


Pics by Gemma Wiseman ~ from TV coverage of the major clean-up after Queensland floods.
Thousands are lining up in the street to register their help!
(Names of some Volunteer Registration Centres are overlaid on the first image!)
Today has been declared Salvation Saturday!
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Walk in the Street Challenge
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Worlds riddled with mud
Floodplains of catastrophe
Streets crammed with heartbeats
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Pics by Gemma Wiseman from TV coverage
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Walk in the Street Challenge is hosted by Walk in New York

3 comments:

Merlene said...

I like 'the streets crammed with heartbeats' - it says much.

Walk in New York said...

une presentation de cette catatostrophe originale, et bravo a tous ces gens qui viennent aider.

anjoe playhouse said...

It's an important walk you show; every helping hand are needed!

Excuse my late reply to your comment last week in WITS, but I have not been well! The building is located at the Port of Nakskov here on Lolland. Years back the building has been important, but today it houses one of the many supermarkets in town!!

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