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)


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Flinders Memorial

Flinders Memorial near the Old Shire Offices on the Nepean Highway in Dromana on Port Phillip Bay.
This memorial commemorates the landing in the area by Captain Matthew Flinders R.N.
on the 27th April 1802.

Intrepid captain
Charting the unknown east coast
Of Australia

Linking to:
Weekend in Black and White
Shadow Shot Sunday 2


HansHB said...

Nice post!
Have a great weekend!

Dragonstar said...

That's an unusually fine memorial. Nicely photographed, too.

genie said...

To do what he did, he certainly well deserves a lovely memorial like this. Your capture of the sculpture is very nice. genie

Artlover said...

Nice and informative designs in this picture. Have a nice weekend!

Christina said...

Nice! said...

Nice design and picture!
Have a nice weekend!

lina@home sweet home said...

Love the light and shadow; it beautifies this memorial.

Thanks for dropping by :)

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful memorial and such a great play of light and shadows! Great capture, Gemma!

Kelly said...

This shot translated into B&W quite well. The shadows look great on the interestly shaped memorial.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Nice memorial-I'm sure the Captain would approve! Can you imagine the journey that it was for him and his crew?
Great SS!

Chubby Chieque said...

I missed this spot when I was there visiting Philip Bay.

Hope one day, next year or the year after, your area won't be miss. I will definetely stroll here.

Happy SSS...


Chubby Chieque said...

*definitely, that is!

jewaicious said...

What a beautiful shot of a lovely tribute.

Monica S Engell said...

I like the design of this memorial! Great post!
Have a nice day:)

Dianne said...

really interesting shape

Beverley Baird said...

What an interesting memorial to the captain - a giant stone sail! Great haiku as well.



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