The header picture

The header pictures come from around the world, including places often mentioned in Thoughts. They change regularly. The pictures include:

  • Mark Quinn’s seven-tonne sculpture Planet in Singapore’s Gardens By The Bay balances perfectly on one infant knuckle.
  • The day after MH17 was shot out of the sky above Ukraine, Malaysia’s flag above Merdeka Square drops to half mast.
  • Kibbutz Yiftah on the hills above the Hula Valley in Upper Galilee, Israel 1986. Peaceful at that time.
  • Singapore from Sentosa lookout. Its container port is said to be the biggest in the world.
  • Mt Conner, an ancient volcanic plug in the Northern Territory, Australia.
  • Original Church of England cathedral, Coventry. Heavily bombed in World War II, it remains a sombre war memorial.
  • Walkers on Fox Glacier on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Will global warming shrink this glacier away?
  • Mt Sefton and The Footstool at Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, New Zealand. On the left is The Hermitage hotel, the starting point for all major climbs.
  • The Arno river in Florence, taken from the top floor of the Uffizi gallery. The Ponte Vecchio is in the foreground, for centuries a place for Florence’s jewellers to do business. It was the city’s only bridge to survive World War II without being bombed.
  • La Roque Gegeac, a medieval village tucked underneath the cliffs in the Dordogne River in France. It claims to be the prettiest village in the country.
  • Uluru, undeniably the most iconic image of Australia. Posted September 2012 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Goanna’s seminal classic “Solid Rock”.
  • Grand Canal, Venice, from the Rialto bridge. It is possible to slip away from the tourists and imagine what life for a Venetian might be like, but in truth, the city is now a theme park.
  • Victoria’s Great Ocean Road from the Moggs Creek lookout. Look carefully to spy the memorial arch.

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