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Federal Woollen Mill Geelong

Federal Woollen Mills Geelong

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 25, 2013

Federal Woollen Mills Geelong​The former Federal Woollen Mills Geelong were constructed in 1912 to service the booming wool industry. Set on a 5.4 Ha site that was donated to the Commonwealth by the Geelong Harbour…

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Stoney Creek Anakie Gorge

Stoney Creek in Anakie Gorge

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 24, 2013

Stoney Creek in Anakie Gorge ​ Stoney Creek in Anakie Gorge: Anakie Gorge in the Brisbane Ranges, is a stunning gorge with some of its folded rock formation estimated to have been formed around 500…

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Gnarly Old Tree in You Yangs Forest Park

Gnarly old tree – You Yangs Forest Park

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 23, 2013

Gnarly old tree – You Yangs Forest Park ​ This gnarly old tree in the You Yangs Forest Park, was quite striking in full colour, but seemed to invite photography in black and white. I…

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In the Woods - You Yangs Forest Park

In the Woods – You Yangs Forest Park

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 22, 2013

In the Woods – You Yangs Forest Park ​ Found a very picturesque small clump of trees in my afternoon excursion into the You Yangs Forest Park today – this was in my opinion the…

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Boatloads of Boats - Corio Bay Geelong

A boatload of boats – across Corio Bay Geelong

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 21, 2013

A boatload of boats – across Corio Bay Geelong ​ This view across Corio Bay Geelong from Western Beach, shows the shipyards of the Western Beach Boat Club in the foreground and many boats moored…

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Lara Swimming Pool Mirror

Lara Swimming Pool

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 20, 2013

Lara Swimming Pool ​ Anyone for swimming in the rain? This photo of the Lara Swimming Pool sign on its amenities building was photographed from its image in my car mirror during a rain shower.…

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Light Tower at Simonds Stadium

Light Tower at Simonds Stadium Geelong

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 19, 2013

Light Tower at Simonds Stadium Geelong ​ This light tower at Simonds Stadium Geelong, is one of four erected in 2013. These are seriously large structures and I was only able to capture the entire…

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Dwarf Apple

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 18, 2013

Dwarf Apple ​ Dwarf apple trees don’t produce tiny fruit, nor are they regular-sized apple trees that have been magically shrunk. They are, in fact, any apple tree cultivar that has been grafted onto miniature…

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Plains Zebra at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Plains Zebra at Werribee Open Range Zoo

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 17, 2013

Plains Zebra at Werribee Open Range Zoo ​ “Cheese!” ….. A plains Zebra poses for a photograph. Zebras are equids, members of the horse family. They have excellent hearing and eyesight and can run at…

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Dandelion

Dandelion

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 16, 2013

Dandelion ​ Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae). It can be found growing in temperate regions of the world, in lawns, on roadsides, on disturbed…

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Shadowfax Winery Werribee

Shadowfax Winery Werribee

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 15, 2013

Shadowfax Winery Werribee ​ Shadowfax Winery Werribee: Established in 1998, Shadowfax is a boutique winery located 30 minutes from Melbourne, in the heart of Werribee Park. Contemporary in design and function, Shadowfax’s unique architecture reflects…

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Giant Sky Wheel, Eastern Beach Geelong

Giant Sky Wheel at Eastern Beach Geelong

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 14, 2013

Giant Sky Wheel at Eastern Beach Geelong ​ For the past several summers, Eastern Beach Geelong has been host to the largest traveling Ferris Wheel in the Southern Hemisphere. It operates throughout the summer months…

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Talkrabbenweg Feuerbach

Talkrabbenweg im Feuerbacher Wald – in the Feuerbach Forest

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 13, 2013

Trains at Hawksburn Station. ​ Another photo from 35 years ago – November 1978 on All Saints Day, a holiday in Germany. This is along the Talkrabbenweg (translates to Crow Valley Way) in the Feuerbacher…

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Wildpark Gersfeld

Hochwildschutzpark Ehrengrund Gersfeld

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 13, 2013

Today’s post is something a bit different. These photos were taken in 1978 – more than 35 years ago! The photos were taken in October of that year in the Hochwildschutzpark Ehrengrund Gersfeld in the…

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old customs house geelong

The Old Customs House Geelong

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 12, 2013

The Old Customs House Geelong ​ The old Customs House Geelong is a Georgian style building with a Tuscan portico, that was built in 1855-1856. It was constructed with locally quarried basalt rubble and clad…

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