Thursday, January 08, 2004


It's cold. This is unusual for Melbourne.
Last week on one of the 39 ° days, the Antarctic was looking particularly attractive. Barista's great post exploring images from The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 (framed within a hot summer's day) was followed by south polar links at Plep, Presurfer and Quiddity. But now the heat's gone and the south pole looks cold.

South-Pole Antarctic Philately (via the Presurfer),
The Southern Ocean. An online photo gallery of Antarctic seas and wildlife (via Plep)
Iceblog an Antarctic blog (via Quiddity)

boynton also happened to notice a RL exhibition, Philately On Ice
The National Philatelic Collection proudly presents Artwork commissioned for the stamps of the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Meanwhile the old Conray heater has expired, hands are freezing, dogs sleeping. But the riddle they ask is so intriguing, When is a stamp like a flag of possession?, we may just have to leave the blogosphere, rug up like Mawson and tramp to the Post Master Gallery post haste.

Comments: cold

"It's cold. This is unusual for Melbourne."

And it was certainly blusterly cold out Yarra Glen way from where we have just returned. The visit to the TarraWarra Winery and the TarraWarra Museum of Art was well worth our braving the elements and the Helen Keller Memorial Car Rally participants that disgraced the roads en route.

As Molly says, "Do yourself a favour".

The view from the Gallery across the valley has to be seen to ... well, you know the rest of the cliche. Were so taken with the views and contents of the gallery that we entirely forgot to tipple. There's no greater thumbs up than that.
Posted by Sedgwick at January 8, 2004 06:57 PM

That looks great Monsieur S and will definitely keep it in mind. Went to a cliche up there a couple of years ago and the view across the valley was ... classic cliche even before I's started tippling the cliquot. Was up at Yarra Glen not so long ago and planned to return.
(btw - must get one of the uber chaps to pass on that code for maximising the comments box as you mentioned elsewhere. Could never see the real point of it before- except for that purpose - clicking on a (non enabled) link)
Posted by boynton at January 8, 2004 11:09 PM

Noticed that link has gone all bolshie like. Was working O.K. yesterday. This one might be a suitable replacement until the other one comes back from its unscheduled tipple fest.
Posted by Sedgwick at January 9, 2004 07:35 AM

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