Journal

Have You Ever..

Have you ever been an observer of the drama unfolding right under your nose, but rarely notice or see it? An approaching storm threatens the Channel area, typical Spring weather, hot, cold then wet. Perfect, four seasons in one day. Not to everyone’s liking of course, but the locals are […]

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Colourful Bouquet

In 2013 Hobart’s citizens were introduced to the first ‘Dark Mofo’. The concept was bought to us by MONA’S owner David Walsh. This Tasmanian event was a celebration of the Winter Solstice and it was an event like no other. The initial reaction from the traditional population was mixed and […]

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Hawley

In this series ‘From The Archive’ I have reviewed and chosen a few of my favourite images which will be posted here each week for the rest of the year. A visitor braves the stiff north westerly wind atop Hawley House on Tasmania’s North West Coast. For those brave souls […]

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Country Music

I have never imagined I would be writing a piece after viewing a film documentary. Ken Burns’ film ‘Country Music’ produced in 2019 is interesting in the way it parallels the struggles of poor American families through hard times using the vehicle of music. Burns digs deep into the America’s […]

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Ned & Banjo

This is Ned and Banjo, they are on the circuit. They like routine, a bit like their owners. They are friends of Toby, the 7 year old Short Haired Border Collie, who takes his adult minder for a walk every day. He does this to maintain his social routine and […]

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No Text Required

A few images need no explanation. This is one of them. Taken by a family member of her partner enjoying fish and chips on the New Zealand coast. Copyright Aileen Briggs 2021

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A Walk on the Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a group of five towns perched on the dramatic coastline of Italy, just north of Pisa. The towns are easily recognizable, with their pastel buildings stacked on top of one another, overlooking the harbors below. Each town offers something a little […]

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St Clements

If you take a short walk from the Colosseum along the narrow Via di San Giovanni, you will find a little square with some trees, a couple of marble benches and a few cafeterias. Unusually quiet for being so close to the most iconic building of the ancient Rome, this […]

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A Large Canvas

Street art has always held a fascination for me, so where ever I travel I attempt to seek out the better examples, either in the cities or scattered across the region’s most remote rural locations. At times the art is well hidden in an alleyway or a narrow lane, other […]

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