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Chromatic Outlook : Insular Guard Monument

Chromatic Outlook (Post#36) : Insular Guard Monument They also called it as Guam Insular Force Guard Monument (Memorial) which honors the gallant stands of Chamorro men against the invading Japanese imperial army troops in 1941. These men were recruited 8 months ago before the World War II outbreak in the pacific. US Navy Captain McMillin decided to surrender to prevent

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Structure : The Melbourne Athenaeum

Structure (Post#8) : The Melbourne Athenaeum The building is former Mechanic’s Institute and also called as The Athenaeum. This is a combination of Library, Museum and Art Gallery, Meeting Places and even a Live Theatre. This structure is almost as old as Melbourne since it’s the home of oldest public institution. This photo captured last July 2013 and part of The Melbourne

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Something To Look At : The Athenaeum – A Bit of History Through A Stone

Something To Look At (Post#4) : The Athenaeum – A Bit of History Through A Stone The snapshot below depicts important years in the history of The Melbourne Athenaeum building. The Athenaeum which is another name of the building is significantly been part of Melbourne History as it serves specific first things in the city itself. I was totally amazed when

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Interior : The Athenaeum – Renaissance Revival Style

Interior (Post#4) : The Athenaeum – Renaissance Revival Style The Melbourne Athenaeum considered to have a Renaissance Revival Style which depicts on some snapshots that I got during the visit in the building at Open House Melbourne event. These photos captured last July 2013 and part of The Melbourne Athenaeum Photo Collection. Please follow and like us:20

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Discovery : The Athenaeum – Historic Lift

Discovery (Post#7) : The Athenaeum – Historic Lift The famous lift in the library inside The Melbourne Athenaeum Library was established in 1930 which still in operation as of the moment and one of only two of its vintage in Melbourne. These photos captured last July 2013 and part of The Melbourne Athenaeum Photo Collection. Please follow and like us:20

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Interior : The Block Arcade – Elizabeth St Interior Walkway

Interior (Post#2) : The Block Arcade – Elizabeth St Interior Walkway One of the things that I really enjoyed in Australia while strolling around in its different cities are its century old arcades and one of them is “The Block Arcade” or simply “The Block”. The said arcade is located almost at the center of Melbourne CBD. When I got

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Hahndorf – Australia’s Oldest Surviving German Settlement Town

After coming from Mount Lofty Summit, we drove straight to Hahndorf, the oldest surviving German settlement in Australia. The town is located at Adelaide Hills which part of Mount Lofty Ranges. After I heard that Handorf is a German Town, I was really curious, as myself coming from an asian country such as mine, wondering what it looks like and

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Something To Look At : Jack’s Ridge

Something To Look At (Post#3) : Jack’s Ridge Jack’s Ridge is located at Shrine Hill in Matina, Davao City. The place was the last stand of Japanese in Davao during their invasion time in Philippines. American soldier successfully won over Japanese and retreat on this place after they lost the fight. I like the area because there are lots of restaurants

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Home : Capones Lighthouse

Home (Post#22) : Capones Lighthouse During summer of 2009 (March 2009), the mountaineering group where I belong used to schedule summer adventure every year and that year was quite a lot. One of the itinerary we had that time was Capones Island where historical lighthouse built. It was historical because it is one of the oldest light station exist in my country.

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Chromatic Outlook : Sydney Opera House

Chromatic Outlook (Post#17) : Sydney Opera House I took the photo above during my 4th visit in Sydney as one of my holiday vacation while I was engaged in my 3rd project in Australia. The structure is amazingly great and located in one of the prime harbour in Sydney. This building becomes a symbolic figure of Sydney and Australia. And

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Name Of The Place : Royal British Columbia Museum

Name Of The Place (Post#16): Royal British Columbia Museum This was the second royal museum that I visited in Canada. Without checking the net it seems that Canada has one royal museum on its provinces. The first royal museum I saw was in Alberta province. Photo captured last June 2008. I like museum since I like knowing and discovering something,

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Chromatic Outlook : Shrine of Remembrance

Chromatic Outlook (Post#16) : Shrine of Remembrance I used to see this building on my back and forth travel from work and to the place where I live while I was in Melbourne. Coming from the city, this structure looks in the middle of St Kilda Road as it turned out that the road turns curve which is a good

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View At My Window : MotorClassica At Royal Exhibition Building

View At My Window (Post#15) : MotorClassica At Royal Exhibition Building Car Motor Show was one of the unique event that I attended while in Melbourne. When I heard about MotorClassica I was curious as I am not really a car enthusiast since I don’t know how to drive and I don’t have my own car. But a showcase of

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Name Of The Place : Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney

Name Of The Place (Post#12) : Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney Photo above was captured last May 2013 when I went to Haigh’s Chocolate Factory in Adelaide near from City Centre. I got a chance to visit these three cities when I was in Australia. Based on History, the very first store of Haigh’s Chocolate was opened in Adelaide City last

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Home : Crashed Japanese Plane At Jack’s Ridge

Home (Post#11) : Crashed Japanese Plane At Jack’s Ridge During my three days holiday in Davao after climbing Mount Apo, one of the itinerary was to visit Jack’s Ridge in Davao City. Jack’s Ridge  was historical place during World War II, the time when Japanese retreated at the said place until they lost their fight against Americans. Photo captured last March 2009.

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Changgyeonggung – One of the Five Grand Palaces – Back to the Past Adventure (Part 6)

–Angbuilgu Sundial The last palace that we visited was Changyeonggung, though we still have ticket for our fifth palace, I knew for myself, that we will not able to visit it because the next day was our last day and we were booked for another tour. Anyway, though there were still few raindrops when we were at Changdeokgung, we were

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Hwaseong Fortress – A Home Town of King Jeongjo – Back to the Past Adventure (Part 4)

After the show of martial arts at Sinpungnu, we looked at the map in our hand again to check what else we can visit in Hwaseong Fortress heritage site. We decided to go around the fortress without being aware how long it will take for us to finish the tour. From Hwaseong Haenggung, we turned left until we reached Paldalmun

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Chromatic Outlook : Sovereign Hill

Chromatic Outlook (Post#5) : Sovereign Hill Touring outside Melbourne were one of my goals while staying in Australia. Sovereign Hill was just one of the classic and historical places to visit in Ballarat in Victoria state. Sovereign Hill is a throwback days of Gold Rush period in Ballarat which occurred half of 18th century. I loved the places because you

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