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Monday, 21 January 2013

National Day (1) - Australia Day


This Saturday coming, 26th January, is celebrated as the National Day of Australia. It is the day on which European settlement of the 'great southern land' commenced. It is a controversial day, as there was already a long-established culture existing in the land, which was, effectively, quashed with the arrival of European culture.

We invite the CDP bloggers from Australia to share with us their images and thoughts in celebration of this day. The Linky will be left open for 24 hours to enable you to post old photos OR photos from 2013.

Non-Australian bloggers who have an affection, or a connection, to the country, are invited to celebrate along with Aussies. Show an 'Australian connection' in your own neighbourhood, or from a trip you may have made 'down under'.

Join in! The more the merrier ...

The Linky will open at 12:00am Saturday 26th January (GMT+11).

9 comments:

Jim said...

I really liked the colours in those banners. This year's red one were not quite as impressive.

Julie said...

Thanks, Jim. I do not like the red banners for 2013 at all. Not the correct shade of red, and the graphic is so understated, as to be meaningless.

Ann said...

Very state govt like the waratah that replaced all the individual meaningful logos.

Dina said...

Happy Australia Day to you all down under.
Thanks for the impetus to review many of my thousands of Australia photos from my three trips and almost two years total of living there. I just couldn't decide on one favorite, there were so many wonderful places and people and animals. Good memories.

Julie said...

Excellent, Dina. I am so glad you participated, your connections being so very strong. You must be close to being an honorary Aussie.

Christopher Frost said...

I tried to add my photo on here, but my computer kept crashing every time I tried to upload the photo.

Julie said...

Yes, Christopher, I saw your entry. However, when I went to your blog to see if I could help, I found that the post was about Scotland, not about Australia.

Christopher Frost said...

A mystery then Julie, as I did put an Australian themed photo on - the up and down under bar.

Alas, too late now. Here's to the next one

Chrissy Brand said...

Some interesting photo choices- afraid I felt I couldn't take part as I feel bad/embarassed/guilty about British ancestors quashing of the native people in Oz...

Themes 2014

Jun -
May -
Apr - Triangles
Mar - People on the Street
Feb - Entry

Previous Themes

2013

Dec -
Nov -
Oct -
Sept - Pink
August - Streetlights
July - Facade
June - The beauty of decay
March - Café chairs
Feb - Umbrellas

2012

December - My Street
Aug - Numbers
July - Chimneys
June - Tranquilities
May - Bakeries
April - Cobblestones
March - Electricity
Feb - Animals
Jan - Photo of the Year

2011

Jan - Photo of the Year
Feb - Fountain
March - Favourite part of town
April - The edge
May - Mail box
June - Under construction
July - Green
Aug - Postcard worthy
Sept - Perspective
Oct - Mystery object
Nov - Fences
Dec - Action shot

2010

Jan - Changes
Feb - Wood
March - Passageways
April - Red
May - Statues
June - Funny signs
July - Reflections
Aug - Bright colours
Sept - Open air market
Oct - Graffiti
Nov - Public transport
Dec - Time

2009

Jan - Photo of the Year
Feb - Paths and passages
March - Glass
April - Yellow
May - Shadows
June - Feet
July - Empty
Aug - Night
Sept - What is big in your city
Oct - Contrast
Nov - Doorways
Dec - Waiting

2008

Jan - Photo of the Year
Feb - What do people think of when they think of my city?
March - Graffit or Street art
April - Water
May - Numbers
June - Corner shop
July - Signs that say 'No'
Aug - Metal
Sept - Sister Cities
Oct - Lines
Nov - Books
Dec - Bridges

2007

Jan - Photo of the Year
Feb - Something that annoys
March - Men at work
April - Public mail box
May - A picture from another city
June - View from my bedroom window
July - Red
Aug - Typical breakfast
Sept - Street signs or lighting
Oct - Cemeteries or tombstones
Nov - Blue
Dec - Circles or spheres

2006

April - Something typical of somewhere else
June - Parking charges
July - Local supermarkets
Aug - Self-portrait
Sept - Doorways
Oct - Taxi
Nov - Something that's about to disappear
Dec - From the waist down


Mid-month themes.

Mid month themes were held in 2013 for the following months.

Jan - Festival of the Belly Button
Jan - Australia Day
Feb - Waitangi Day, NZ
Mar - Festival of the Equinox
Jun - Festival of the Solstice
Jul - Bastille Day, France