The Pencil Guy: Hourann's illogical blog

Unlikely yes, but no fake …

Tuesday 6 February 2007 at 8:39 pm

Lightning, comet, and fireworks! Creative Commons licence doesn't apply to this image.

Proof that quite a few of the Digg crowd are in need of a brain transplant: this awesome panorama of the Australia Day fireworks at Hillarys, the lightning, and Comet McNaught was yesterday’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. It got on to Digg earlier today, hitting the front page pretty quickly … and something like half of all the comments are people going on about how it’s ‘obviously fake’.

Also in the “foreigners talking about Perth” category: there is to be a major upgrade of the concert hall in Denver, Colorado, and its administrators have said they’ll start by studying various concert halls around the world that they like. Apparently our pillars-and-concrete icon of 1960s design (very Reid Library-esque, really) is one of them, right up alongside Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles …!


Happy new year!

Monday 1 January 2007 at 1:23 pm

Gloucester Park NYE fireworks over the Swan River

With other plans having failed to materialise, I almost thought last night would be quiet and boring, until Bernard was kind enough to suddenly call me. We hit the South Perth foreshore and watched the fireworks at Gloucester Park, while trying to avoid the slighty-drunk mob milling around the Oyster Bar.

I didn’t realise that spending New Year’s Eve with a group of random people I mostly don’t know, assembled at the last minute, could be so much fun :-)

More NYE fireworks over the Swan River


Missing photographs …

Wednesday 4 January 2006 at 8:33 pm

Those photos I promised to post earlier. First, of the Blue Mountains …


… and of Sydney’s NYE fireworks.

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