Something To Look At (Post#22) : Wadjemup Burial Ground
Photos of the day are all about Wadjemup Burial Ground. During my visit in Rottnest Island Museum, I found articles or artifacts that tells that most of the aboriginals died in the island were buried somewhere without recognizing its burial-place. This area before has been used for recreation activities as it was not acknowledge as a sacred site. This means that the respect on buried native people and because they were prisoners was not given accordingly. Lots of aboriginals have been buried across the island. And when I found that they identified an aboriginal burial site, I can think that at this time of ours, the aboriginal community in the island will be able to make effort to tell to people so that a burial site will be able to received respect that it deserve. These photos are part of Rottnest Island Tour October 2016.
Photo : burial site, Wadjemup Burial Ground, sacred site, aboriginal burial place
Location : Rottnest Island WA, Australia
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
Something To Look At (Post#21) : The Legend of Mulka
Photo of the day is about “The Legend of Mulka”. Mulka was the fruit of love between man and woman with forbidden marriage. He was born with crossed eyes that hinders him to become successful hunter. Because of this, he turned to eat children that caused his community to condemn him. Then, he lived in Mulka’s Cave. He even killed his own mother whom really worried about him. Aboriginal people hunt him down until he was caught in Dumbleyung. They left his body for the ants – a punishment for those who break the law. The photo is part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.
Photo : legend, story, The Legend of Mulka
Location : Hyden WA 6359, Australia
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Drive towards Hyden WA 6359, Australia
Official Website : Wave Rock
Photos of the day are all about information that Two Ocean Meets at Cape Leeuwin. The cape itself marks the points which is 34° 22′ S, 115° 08′ E where the Indian Ocean meets Southern Ocean. There are observations that proves this where it is seen with differing ocean currents, waves and swell patterns in the waters around the cape. These photos are part of Margaret River (Western Australia) Region Tour October 2016.
Photo : information board, Two Oceans Meet
Location : Leeuwin Road, AUGUSTA WA 6290, Australia
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
Photos of the day are all about the “Gold is …”. During the visit at The Perth Mint, aside from seeing real gold, I captured some thoughts on how the world view or look at itself “Gold”. These photos are part of Perth and Surround Tour October 2016.
Photo : Ideas, Thoughts, About Gold
Location : 310 Hay St, East Perth WA 6004, Australia
Transportation : Perth CAT
Official Website : Perth Mint
Something To Look At (Post#18) : Broome Japanese Cemetery
Photos of the day are all about Broome Japanese Cemetery which more than 100 years old as the first interment recorded was 1896. Most of the Japanese laid in here were related to the pearling years of the town, where mostly were divers died due to drowning, diver’s paralysis from bends (decompression sickness), stroke and beriberi. There at least 700 Japanese tombstones in neat rows and said to be the largest such site out of Japan. The cemetery itself was clear evidence how this town has close ties with Japan through pearling industry that once the town dominates it. These photos are part of Broome Sightseeing Tour October 2016.
Something To Look At (Post#17) : Broome’s One Day War
Photo of the day is about “Broome’s One Day War” story. During World War II, Broome also suffered catastrophic event. There was a day in the town wherein 9 of Japanese Mitsubishi Zero fighters arrived at Roebuck Bay and attacked boats moored in the bay. It also targeted nearby airstrip where several aircraft destroyed. In the end, Japanese did not leave single aircraft that was operational, though Broome tried to fight back only to damaged one Japanese fighter and one on its way home. The tremendous effect of what Japanese did in the town was visible and many people died. In my opinion, another reason why Japanese attacks Broome was most likely the intelligence report they received that Japanese were interned when Australia decided to join Allied forces to fight back Japan during World War II and as we knew that the town has lots of Japanese works in Broome’s Pearling Industry. The photo is part of Broome Historical Museum Visit October 2016.
Something To Look At (Post#16) : The Great Diamond Mystery
Photo of the day is about “The Great Diamond Mystery” story. The mystery story about diamond circulates the town of Broome after the Royal Dutch East Indies Airlines DC-3 was shot down by Japanese zeroes during its raid in Broome in 1942. But the pilot Ivan Smirnoff still able to managed landing in Carnot Bay. Later Smirnoff was surprised as he was questioned about the diamonds which he was not aware of. Jack Palmer which was a local beachcomber said to have found the package with diamonds and had been generous sharing the diamonds to his aboriginal friends but when police started to question them, they throw the diamonds they received from Palmer. Palmer has been in trial because of this but the case was dismissed. The photo is part of Broome Historical Museum Visit October 2016.
Something To Look At (Post#15) : Guwarri Old Jettty
Photos of the day are all about Guwarri Old Jetty. During the walk, I found this trail marker which also an information board that tells something about the old jetty near Broome Town Beach. Historical photo brings us back to the past and I saw one for the old jetty. Then I looked towards the direction of the old jetty and it was gone. I felt regret and sadness because the photo shows how beautiful the old jetty before it was gone and I wondered why it was removed. Only a portion of the old jetty now exist and that portion is now what they call McDaniels Lookout, the viewpoint where I truly enjoyed seeing Roebuck Bay up close. These photos are part of 2 Days Broome and Surround Tour October 2016.
Guwarri Old Jetty in the photo
The portion left of Guwarri Old Jetty now McDaniels Lookout
Something To Look At (Post#14) : Larrkardiy (Boab Trees) and Jilkarr (Termite Mounds)
When we were in Derby and while were in Centenary Pavilion just near Derby Wharf, there are information boards when anyone will had a chance to look at it, will learn something about Australian Aboriginals that lives in Kimberley. I witnessed the Boab Trees and termites mounds strayed in the outback of Northern Territory and wilderness of Northwest of Australia. Before reading it, I did not knew what Boab Trees and Termite Mounds means for indigenous people of Australia. But After I saw it, how amazing the belief of the first people in such places.
“Larrkardiy” or Boab Trees categorized as “Malaji” believes to have special mystical forces. And according to Traditional Law, people who injure it or intrude without authority expose themselves to the prospect of retribution by these forces.
“Jilkarr” or termite mounds are treated with devotion and respect. Historically, the mortuary remains of deceased people are interred in active mounds and the termites resealed the entrance to the cavity that was created to accommodate the remains.
Some photos are part of Day 9 (Tunnel Creek, Derby and Broome) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016. Some are photos taken within Northern Territory and Kimberley Western Australia to represent the main idea being shown here.
Something To Look At (Post#13) : Tunnel Creek, Bunuba and Jandamarra
After coming out from Tunnel Creek natural cave, I had a time to look at the information boards at the entrance trail which I haven’t had a chance to read it before coming in. The boards both gives information about the walk into the Tunnel Creek cave with friendly neighborhood living things that lives inside the ancient natural cave and the historic information about Bunuba Aboriginal Tribe which Jandamarra led the resistance towards the white. These photos are part of Day 9 (Tunnel Creek, Derby and Broome) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.
Something To Look At (Post#12) : Toad in Western Australia
When we were in Mount Barnett Roadhouse to refill our tanks and to buy some stuff, I was able to capture something about toad. The information is dissipated so that people will be informed about it. After the adventure tour that I had, I learned that toad or specifically cane toad, has effect on biodiversity of Australia when it was introduced as fight for beetles threatening the sugarcane plantations because it has poisonous glands that resulted of reduction of other species. Therefore in Western Australia, one of the reasons why there is border between Northern Territory and Western Australia is to control such organism to spread in the said state. The photo is part of Day 7 (Manning Gorge) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.
During our fifth day, one of the things we did was visiting a thermal spring called Zebedee Springs where we spent a relaxing time. It just an easy walk except for the slippery rocks near the pool. And an amazing information to learn about the spring as it source is come from the water deep within the earth with average of 28-32 degrees Celsius and located in “King Leopold Sandstone” which dated as 1800 million years old. The photo is part of Day 5 (El Questro) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.
When I started my walk at Ypao Beach, I saw information board and found a piece of historical information not only about the beach where I was standing at that time but the history of Ypao itself. I learned that it has significant part of history. Before, people live nearby the beach and when Spanish arrived, they moved to Hagatna. During American period, there’s hospital built to address some diseases occurred at that time. And during Japanese period, gun placement and pillboxes has been put up around the area. Now, it is one of the famous public beach in the island. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.
Something To Look At (Post#9) : Two Lovers Point Story – The Legend and The Real
I am not sure if all the visitors of Two Lovers Point aware that the place has two lovers stories surrounds it. Yes it is famous on its legendary story about two lovers dies in the cliff, but there is another true love story that surrounds it. Because of the legendary story and its statue, a real love story happens. Please read on to find it out. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.
When I did the Heritage Walking Trail, I was pondering and looking back on the historical site, how war ruins a lot of things. Because Japanese seats in the plaza for few years when they were able to take over Guam for a moment from US and when the latter reclaims it again, the plaza has been damaged severely in 1944. Now what remains are only parts that can be restored at that time and that are all can be seen in the site. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.
When I reached Jinheng Park (Jinhang Park) at Taroko Gorge National Park after following the walk of Swallow Grotto Trail. One of the things that I learned in the area is that the bridge itself has its own story. Its former name was Bailong Bridge and named after Chief Engineer Jin Heng of the Xipan Engineering Section as a tribute to him. He inspect the damaged of the construction highway after it rocked by earthquake, but unfortunately when he was checking it at early in the morning, another landslide happened that led to his death. These photos are part of Taiwan Experimental Travel Adventure Photo Collection January 2017.
Something To Look At (Post#6) : Red House Theater – Japanese Occupation
There is a historical site that I visited while I was in Ximending and that is Red House Theater. At the time of the visit, the octagonal portion of the building is closed and currently being renovated. The cruciform shape of the building is open and that was the portion that I was able to see. Currently, the building is a store of variety of products and called Creative Boutique. While exploring inside the building store, I found this information displayed, something for discovery and learning about history and purpose of the building at that time. The photo is part of Taiwan Experimental Travel Adventure Photo Collection January 2017.
Most of the time, during a tour inside a building or museum, if quote or a saying caught my eyes, I made sure that I able to capture it. Going back to the photo, I pondered the idea and it’s amazing the truthfulness behind its words. The two photos below were some of the snapshots that caught by my eyes and the idea behind Parliament. These photos are part of Canberra Day Tour June 2013 Collection.
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 I realized how really old the building is and just thinking that it will soon celebrate its second centennial on 2039. This photo captured last July 2013 and part of The Melbourne Athenaeum Photo Collection.
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 around it and the place is great for Davao Gulf lookout view. Photo captured last March 2009.