Mungo National Park, NSW.

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At Mungo, in far south-western NSW, you’ll find undulating sandplains, ancient lakebeds, spectacular dunes and abundant fossils.
Mungo National Park and the wider Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area has a series of ancient lakes that once supported lush ecosystem.
Today the lake floors are dry saltbush plains; on their western sides they have crescent-moon shaped dunes known as lunettes, which were formed by prevailing winds when the lakes were full.
Over millennia, wind and water carve the lunettes – such as the Walls of China, pictured  below into alien-looking formations.
Rain slowly washes away sand and soil, creating channels and ridges.
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Photo credit: Michael Amendolia
via Mungo National Park – Australian Geographic.

The Old Guv Wayzgoose Programme, Port Victor 1890.

A Beautiful example of the work that went into the production of the 1890 Wayzgoose Programme.
It is interesting to note that they went to Port Victor which I read as Victor Harbor.
It was their Tenth Wayzgoose with the first Official Wayzgoose being  held at Clarendon in 1881.
And yes, it was an all male outing for Tradesmen and Apprentices.
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The Art of Werc, Brooklyn.

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One of the newest murals to pop up in recent weeks, it is hard not to just lose yourself in the incredible detail that Werc put into this.
The symmetry of the mural is incredibly difficult to perform with a spray can, but Werc does it almost effortlessly.
The artist has been making the rounds around Brooklyn lately, but this is so far, his crowning achievement.
via Top 10 NYC Street Art Murals of 2014 (So Far) | Untapped Cities.

Jobs Gone Forever? Perhaps…

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At the top we’ve got the knocker upper who used to bash on your window to wake you from your wonderful night’s sleep.
This was a great idea, good for you because it got you to work on time and good because someone was employed to do it.
A job gone for all time. Yes, I think so.
The poor old milkman’s demise was painful, slow and took many years to happen. Driving around in a horse drawn milk cart and pouring the milk into a billy disappeared first.
That was replaced by glass bottles with foil tops for many years and now we have milk in cartons and plastic from huge supermarkets.
A job gone forever, not so sure.
The bowling pin boys, I can barely remember them and I’m sure they were underpaid and put at risk from time to time.
By the way who did  it while they were at school?
Please don’t come back!
As for the rat catchers, don’t ever write them off, they may well become the food suppliers of the future!
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