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Bench Series: Occupied (1)

A row of benches with flower canopies, Darwin.

A row of benches with flower canopies, Darwin.

October’s bench theme is Occupied — bench(es) with someone or something on them. I generally avoid having people in my photos, but this woman just would not go away! And with such a lovely spot to relax, who can blame her?

Check out the tag “Bench Series” to see what benches other bloggers have photographed.

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Katherine River sunset
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Random Fridays: Ripples

Sunset on Katherine River, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.

Sunset on Katherine River, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.

This photo was taken 15 minutes after my supermoon photo — one way looking west, the other looking east. The wake of a passing small boat flung ripples through the smooth water, creating these wonderful reflections.

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Travel Album: Distillery District, Toronto

These barrels and the brick buildings are reminders of the area's past.

These barrels and the brick buildings are reminders of the area’s past.

Toronto’s Distillery District was initially the home of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery. By the 1850s the distillery was thriving, and in 1859 construction began on the current site. In the 1870s, Gooderham and Worts was the largest distillery in the world — by 1871, its annual whiskey and spirits production came to 2.1 million gallons. The distillery closed in 1990. In 2001 work began to turn the area and more than 40 buildings into a pedestrian-only village dedicated to arts, culture and entertainment: Distillery Historic District opened in May 2003. (source)

Some of the old machinery is displayed in the buildings.

The Distillery District is an appealing mix of old and new, and a walk around the area is a photographer’s delight. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars for refreshment, plus interesting little shops where you can spend your holiday money.

Barrels on a wagon.

Barrels on a wagon.

If you enjoyed this walk, check out where other people have been walking with Jo’s Monday walk.


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September Supermoon

Supermoon over Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australai

The giant moon rises above the trees.

I’ve just returned from a week’s holiday in Australia’s “Top End”. Although the eclipse was not visible from Australia, I was lucky enough to be on a boat in the breathtaking Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park, as the supermoon rose.

Supermoon over Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australai

The moon and its reflection in the Katherine River