Chromatic Outlook : ANZAC Square Shrine of Remembrance

Chromatic Outlook (Post#57) : ANZAC Square Shrine of Remembrance

Photos of the day are all about ANZAC Square Shrine of Remembrance which located in heritage listed ANZAC Square which can be found between Ann Street and Adelaide Street. If coming from Central Station and exited in Ann Street, ANZAC Square will greet just across the road. This was the third ANZAC related structure that I had seen so far while exploring Australia. And the similar fact that I learned about this war memorial and others from other major cities of Australia was that lot of Australian soldier fought and died during World War I. This specific town square was built to honor the Queenslander soldiers fought in the war. These photos are part of Brisbane Open House Event Tour last October 2013.

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Photo : war memorial, ANZAC Square Shrine of Remembrance, Shrine of Remembrance (Brisbane)
Location : 285 Ann St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Directions / Transportation :
– Take any translink train and get off at Central Station. Exit at Ann Street, cross the road and walk straight to ANZAC
Official Website : ANZAC Square Shrine of Remembrance

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Chromatic Outlook : Story Bridge

Chromatic Outlook (Post#56) : Story Bridge

Photos of the day are all about Story Bridge which an iconic bridge in Brisbane that crosses Brisbane River. This bridge is heritage-listed and holds the longest cantilever bridge in Australia. It was built in 1940 and creates years of employment in the city during Great Depression. Its name was came from John Douglas Story, a prominent and influential public servant whom advocated the construction of the bridge. These photos are part of Brisbane Open House Event Tour last October 2013.

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Notes : 
Photo : Bridge, Story Bridge, Cantilever Bridge, Longest Cantilever Bridge in Australia.
Location : State Route 15, New Farm QLD 4169, Australia
Directions / Transportation (Seen from Eagle Street Pier, Riverside Ferry Terminal and Waterfront Place) :
1. Take any translink train and get off at Central Station. Exit at Ann Street, then turn left, then turn right at Creek Street and walk up to its ends, then continue walking to Eagle Street.
2. Choose which place to view the Story Bridge : Eagle Street Pier, Riverside Ferry Terminal or Waterfront Place.
Official Website : Story Bridge

Chromatic Outlook : Chion-In Sanmon With Captivating Story

Chromatic Outlook (Post#55) : Chion-In Sanmon With Captivating Story

Photos of the day are all about Sanmon or Main Gate of Chion-In Temple. I featured this gate because it is one of the largest gates still existing across Japan. This is not merely a gate to a temple, based on their official website, it houses the Shiraki-no-hitsugi (the Plain wood coffins), one of Chion-In’s Temple Seven Wonders.

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(Plainwood Coffin: A Symbol of Nonattachment to One’s Life and Body)

At the top of the Sanmon (Main Gate), lie the Plain wood coffins of Gomi Kin’uemon and his wife, who were ordered by the Tokugawa shogun to construct the Sanmon. It is said that they carved wooden statues of themselves, poured all of their energy into building the Sanmon, then committed suicide once the gate was completed. To this day, people weep at the sight of these statues.

–Chion-In Temple Official Website

As I wondered the reason behind of killing themselves directed me to The Kyoto Project website which helped me to understand about it. The site said that :

There is also a coffin constructed of plain wood, Shiraki-no-kan, beneath the statue, which symbolizes the burial place for Gomi Kinuemon and his wife, who killed themselves by the sword to take responsibility of the soaring costs of building such an enormous gate. Unfortunately, you can’t see the coffin from outside, though. Sanmon express three (San) things, emptiness, innocence, and selflessness. If you pass through the gate, it is said that you are on the path to Jodo (Land of the Pure).

–The Kyoto Project

These photos are part of First Kyoto Tour last September 2015.

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Notes :
Photo : Main Gate, Sanmon, Chion-In Main Gate, Chion-In Sanmon
Location : 400 Rinkacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-8686, Japan
Directions / Transportation :
1. Take Raku Bus #100 from Kyoto Station that goes to Higashiyama Area, then get off at Gion Bus Stop or
2. Take bus #12, 46, 201, 202, 203 or 206
3. Visit the official access link to reach the temple here.
Official Website : Chion-In Temple

Chromatic Outlook : At Jeannies Lookout

Chromatic Outlook (Post#54) : Jeannies Lookout

Photos of the day are all about Jeannies Lookout where visitors can enjoy the idyllic view of Jeannies Pools. The said pools are series of holes in the reef between Parker Point and Little Salmon Bay. And the said spots offers great destination for snorkelling activity in the island. These photos are part of Rottnest Island Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : natural pools, Jeannies Pools, Jeannies Lookout Scenery
Location : Rottnest Island WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth where different options are available or
2. Take cruise to the island with your own or rented boat
Official Website : Rottnest Island

Chromatic Outlook : Hippo’s Yawn

Chromatic Outlook (Post#53) : Hippo’s Yawn

Photos of the day are all about Hippo’s Yawn. This famous rock is also connected to Wave Rock and one of the spot to enjoy in the area for photo shots because of its resemblance to the yawning hippopotamus, which led to its name. It is about 12.6 metres (41 ft) tall and is located just out of the town of Hyden. These photos are part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : rocks, Hippo’s Yawn
Location : 115 Wave Rock Rd, Hyden WA 6359, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Drive towards 115 Wave Rock Rd, Hyden WA 6359, Australia
Official Website : Wave Rock

Chromatic Outlook – The Old Fire Station (York, WA)

Chromatic Outlook (Post#52) – The Old Fire Station (York, WA)

Photos of the day are all about the Old Fire Station in York. This heritage building was formerly known as Council of Chambers which declared by previous governor of Western Australia, Gerald Smith. It was developed for municipal council meeting as they just used Oddfellow’s Hall (now Masonic Hall) and Mechanics Institute (now Town Hall). In 1911, the council moved to newly built Town Hall and this building sold to Mr. William Thomas Davies (the owner of Davies Building which I posted here). A great discovery about Mr. Davies was he sold the building to Fire Brigade without a profit, it was like a donation. Currently the Fire Brigade already move to its modern home in Henrietta Street. The building is now used as community centre and owned privately. These photos are part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : heritage building, The Old Fire Station
Location : 151 Avon Terrace, York WA 6302, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Esperance or Albany and get off at Joaquina St in York Town
3. Take train from Perth Station to Midland Station, then exchange train from Midland Station to Joaquina St Station in  York.
Official Website : None

Chromatic Outlook : Sargent’s Pharmacy

Chromatic Outlook (Post#51) : Sargent’s Pharmacy

Photos of the day are all about Sargent’s Pharmacy, the opposite building of Castle Hotel which still stands in the corner of South Street and Avon Terrace. The name of the building was after Obeithio Sargent who built the shop in 1904. His family lives in the top floor while the pharmacy in the ground floor. His son named Oswald Hewlett Sargent who was also trained as pharmacist and his wife Gertrude Victoria Onions continued the pharmacy business. Historically, Oswald received the first Webster Memorial Prize for achieving the highest marks in the final examinations and his collection of plants became part of Western Australian Herbarium. These photos are part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : heritage building, Sargent’s Pharmacy
Location : 91-93 Avon Terrace, York WA 6302, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Esperance or Albany and get off at Joaquina St in York Town
3. Take train from Perth Station to Midland Station, then exchange train from Midland Station to Joaquina St Station in  York.
Official Website : None

Chromatic Outlook : Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Chromatic Outlook (Post#50) : Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Photos of the day are all about Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. This historic and heritage lighthouse is located at the tip and extreme most south-westerly point of Australia called Cape Leeuwin and constructed in 1895. The lighthouse is also the Tallest Lighthouse in Western Australia and third in Australia. Based on history, the lighthouse was proposed in 1881 but did not come to life immediately, it only happens after 15 years. The lighthouse still in operation and has been automated in 1992. These photos are part of Margaret River (Western Australia) Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : lighthouse, monochrome, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Location : Leeuwin Road, AUGUSTA WA 6290, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take Transwa Train from Perth Station to Bunbury Passenger Terminal. Then
take Pemberton Bus to Augusta and get off at Blackwood Avenue. Finally, take a taxi from Blackwood Avenue to Cape Leeuwin.
Official Website : Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Chromatic Outlook : Busselton Jetty Interpretive Centre

Chromatic Outlook (Post#49) : Busselton Jetty Interpretive Centre

Photos of the day are all about Busselton Jetty Interpretive Centre. It is a boat shed style centre and the first thing to notice as part of a long jetty. Everyone can enjoy visiting it, as it combines shops for souvenirs and gifts. They also sell snacks and ticket for the Jetty Train and tours. It has a museum that features all about the Busselton Jetty. These photos are part of Margaret River (Western Australia) Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Jetty, Longest Jetty, Busselton Jetty
Location : Busselton, WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take Transwa Train from Perth Station to Bunbury Passenger Terminal. Then
take Pemberton to Augusta and get off at Albert St. Busselton
Official Website : Busselton Jetty

Chromatic Outlook : Sun Pictures – World’s Oldest Open Air Cinema in Operation

Chromatic Outlook (Post#48) : Sun Pictures – World’s Oldest Open Air Cinema in Operation

Photos of the day are all about Sun Picture Gardens or simply Sun Pictures. During the sightseeing tour that I joined in Broome, one thing that I really like as my discovery in the town was the Sun Pictures which at the time of the visit were in the period of celebrating of its centennial anniversary as cinema. Unlike other typical outdoor cinemas usually screens one or two films per week, Sun Pictures shows multiple films per night like a regular cinema. And in 2004, Guinness World Records was officially recognized the Sun Pictures as being “World’s Oldest Open Air Cinema in Operation”. These photos are part of Broome Sightseeing Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Historical Cinema
Location : 27 Carnarvon St, Broome WA 6725, Australia
Transportation : Town Bus Service, Broome TransitBroome Cycles, Broome Broome
Official Website : Sun Pictures

Chromatic Outlook : Imintji

Chromatic Outlook (Post#47) : Imintji

When the tires has been fixed and has been put back to the truck, we were back in the road. And we had a quick stop in a local community that can be found along Gibb River Road which named as Imintji. The place also offers camping site which is great for nearby attractions such as Bell Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge and others. It also offers community store and diesel fuel gasoline, a better place to be while surviving in Gibb River Road. And one more thing, they have arts centre to spend sometime on but at the time of our visit it was already closed for the season. These photos are part of Day 8 (Bell Gorge and Windjana Gorge) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Chromatic Outlook : Over the Range “Tyre and Mechanical Repairs”

Chromatic Outlook (Post#46) : Over the Range “Tyre and Mechanical Repairs”

After we left Mount Barnett Roadhouse and had been in Gibb River Road for around half an hour, we stopped again. This time, we went to a motor repair shop. Then, we got off and realized that there was need to be done with the tire of the truck. At the repair shop, while we were waiting, we enjoyed looking at the photos of the owner of the shop and the beautiful places within the range of Gibb River Road or around Kimberley. These photos are part of Day 8 (Bell Gorge and Windjana Gorge) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Chromatic Outlook : Little Bungle Bungles at Kings Canyon (NT, Australia)

Chromatic Outlook (Post#45) : Little Bungle Bungles at Kings Canyon (NT, Australia)

When I had a chance to do a walk or trek in Kings Canyon in Northern Territory, Australia along the trail we found something which they usually called as “Little Bungle Bungles”. It resembles “The Bungle Bungles” in Purnululu National Park if you are looking into it from the top or from the air. Honestly when I saw it, I had been curious what its like for real. And I got my interest to see it one day. After three years that I had been in Red Centre, I returned to Australia in 2016 and got a chance to see this amazing landmarks. I featured these photos since I haven’t taken the flight tour over the park to be able to see it from the top. These photos are part of Day 3 (Kings Canyon) of 3 Days Red Centre Adventure Tour April 2013.

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Chromatic Outlook : American Civil Rights Movement – Freedom Riders

Chromatic Outlook (Post#44) : American Civil Rights Movement – Freedom Riders

One thing to learn about American Civil Rights Movement is how the African-American or negro tried to participate so the desegregation order become a realization as part of their fights for their rights in the society. The photos seen here are the people who even knew that they may suffer or die in the end, but still they chose to be part as Freedom Riders. I felt deeply saddened knowing how these people sacrifice even with their life just to scream to the world, they have rights too. The photo is part of Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum Visit Photo Collection November 2015.

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Chromatic Outlook : Humbug Square Sights – Underground Atlanta

Chromatic Outlook (Post#43) : Humbug Square Sights – Underground Atlanta

While walking along Lower Alabama Street, I found a man and a bear sculpture which represents the common sights during the pioneering days of Atlanta along the said street from Peachtree Street and Pryor Street. The common sights show trained bears together with its master to show some entertainment to the public. These photos are part of Atlanta Walks Photo Collection November 2015.

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Chromatic Outlook : Bank of America Plaza

Chromatic Outlook (Post#42) : Bank of America Plaza

The tower is recognized as 107th tallest building in the world. 14th tallest building in USA. It has a title as well as tallest building in Georgia and tallest building in any US state capital. The tower can be seen anywhere in the city even from a distance. These photos are part of Atlanta Walks Photo Collection November 2015.

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Chromatic Outlook : Margaret Mitchell House

Chromatic Outlook (Post#41) : Margaret Mitchell House

Here are some photo collections that I was able to capture while visiting Margaret Mitchell House and now a museum. These photos are part of Margaret Mitchell House Visit Photo Collection November 2015.

Rear View (from Crescent Ave NE)

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Side View (from building beside the house)

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Front View (along Peachtree St NE)

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Chromatic Outlook : Lahar Carved Canyons

Chromatic Outlook (Post#40) : Lahar Carved Canyons

During our trip towards the jump-off area of the walking trail towards Mount Pinatubo, I did not expect that there are scenic wonders that we will see along the way. I am referring to Lahar Carved Canyons. Seeing these lahar carved canyons made me felt that I was in another world while we were taking the river bed. These photos are part of Mount Pinatubo Trekking Adventure Photo Collection January 2017.

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Chromatic Outlook : Pale San Vitores Road

Chromatic Outlook (Post#39) : Pale San Vitores Road

Pale San Vitores Road is the main road where the Tumon Tourism center is located. It’s nice to have a walk along here to enjoy the urbanity of Tumon. Majority of the hotels are located along the road, malls, restaurants, cafe, bars and even some tourist spots like Underwater World, parks and beaches. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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Chromatic Outlook : Fish Eye Underwater Observatory

Chromatic Outlook (Post#38) : Fish Eye Underwater Observatory

When we reached the Fish-Eye Marine Park, we saw the underwater observatory not far from the shoreline. The observatory is a combination of underwater and ocean surface view specifically of Piti Bay wherein any visitors can enjoy. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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