Australia 2024: Zoo & Art

The penultimate bulletin on our 2023/2024 trip to Australia. In this episode we venture to Melbourne Zoo and Point Leo.

Yes, the mighty giraffe. There’s a bunch of them in Melbourne Zoo and they appeared to be in really excellent condition. Very attractive mammals. This post follows a series, being, Australia 2024: Melbs, Australia 2024: Point Lonsdale and Points Beyond and Australia in B&W. All part of the Australia 2023 suite, because I went home for Christmas.

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Australia in B&W

I have already posted a series of articles about the 2023/2024 trip to Australia (Australia 2024: Melbs, Australia 2024: Point Lonsdale and Points Beyond and Australia 2024: Zoo & Art) and they probably give lots more context but frequent visitors will know that I am partial to film photography with classic Minolta manual SLRs. I shot a couple of rolls of Kenmare PAN1oo while I was there, so let’s have a look.

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Australia 2024: Point Lonsdale and Points Beyond

Yep, you are right. That’s me at the Marconi memorial at Point Lonsdale. No mistaking it. I’m at the very spot where, on the 12th of July, 1906, the first wireless overseas (to Tasmania) messages were sent by staff of the Marconi company. Point Lonsdale may be a posh neighbourhood but this is a public monument. You don’t even need to pay.

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Australia 2024: Melbs

Against all odds, we spent Christmas 2023 in Australia. Thanks to an embarrassment of air-miles and generous parents I knocked off work and got on a plane December 20th.

First photo, of course, is of my bags getting loaded. Always handy in case you lose one. We did, on arrival, but it turns out I just didn’t recognize it when it was upside-down on the carrousel. It wasn’t this one.

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Barcelona in Black and White, Again

So I finally got around to processing the last roll of film from the Barcelona trip and I must say I was pleased. This is a roll of Kentmere 100 PAN and I like the grainy, dreamy effect it gives.

Barcelona Gothic Quarter

So here we are in Barcelona’s Gothic district. It’s a region of ancient buildings, narrow lanes, heavy tourism and cheap smack.

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