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I’m fairly sure neither Ben nor Merv said that, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. An epic placeholder-text balls-up on the front page of today’s FT Asia edition. Have a look at the pull quotes on top of the photos of … Continue reading
OM NOM NOM NOM, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. Venus fly-traps in the carnivorous plants display at the Gardens By The Bay, right up the top of the Cloud Forest dome. They look like tiny aliens!
Supertree Forest, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. These “supertrees” tower over Singapore’s new Gardens By The Bay, a multi-hectare botanical garden that’ll anchor the Marina Bay district as it expands out past the current edges of Singapore’s CBD. The tallest … Continue reading
Thomas Pascoe of the (London) Telegraph posted a conspiracy-theory-laden blog post last Thursday, insinuating that Gordon Brown’s decision to sell the majority of the UK’s gold holdings on a 200-buck handle (it’s now north of 1600) wasn’t just dumb and … Continue reading
Common Crowned Pigeon, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. Here’s another nice photo from yesterday’s excursion to the Jurong Bird Park – this Common Crowned Pigeon stood still for long enough to let me squeeze off a nice, razor-sharp photo. (You’ll … Continue reading
Lorikeet, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. The lorikeets at the Jurong Bird Park are unbelievably friendly. They’ll perch on your shoulder; pose for photos; and deafen you with their screeching. (You definitely want to view this one full-size.) And if … Continue reading
Kiama Blowhole 2, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. Water explodes from the Kiama Blowhole, a natural fissure in the igneous rock around Kiama’s lighthouse. Under the right conditions (generally involving a hurricane-force onshore wind, so, no thanks), the blowhole’s bursts … Continue reading
Tawny Frogmouth 2, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. A tawny frogmouth owl, sitting in a tree in the temperate forests above Moruya on NSW’s south coast. Yeah, I’m on holidays.
McWay Falls, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. This waterfall – plunging eighty feet off a cliff onto an inaccessible beach – is McWay Falls, the highlight of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It’s ten miles from Big Sur, and totally … Continue reading
As close as it gets, originally uploaded by Shiny Things. Mid-eclipse: May 20, 2012; 6:30pm; from the Lawrence Hall of Science, in the hills above UC Berkeley.