An amazing natural display of light has been captured in a series of images taken by a photographer in eastern Victoria.
Caitlin Gordon spotted the pink curtains of light from the Aurora Australis from a farm just outside Traralgon.
“I thought it was actually some light reflecting from nearby power stations at first until I saw it on the camera,” she told ABC Gippsland.
The phenomenon is caused when electrically charged electrons and protons accelerate down the Earth’s magnetic field lines and collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere — usually about 100 kilometres above the Earth, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
will be Celebrated on Friday, 17th November, 2017 from 12 Noon onwards
at the West Adelaide Function Centre, 57 Milner Road, Richmond
Attending so far: Peter Plowman, John ‘Mooster’ Bryant, Alex ‘The Toff’ Riley, Rod ‘Puppet’ ‘Honky Tonk’ ‘Brother’ Parham, Jenny and Gary Easther, Bob Downs, Don ‘The Flash’ Woolman (maybe), Kevin Stone, Esther and Michael Harris, Candace, Seamus and Bek, Judy Marks, Rob and Wendy Powell, Ray Belt, Ian ‘Meggsy’ Grunert, Graham ‘Sleepy’ Mutrie, Dennis ‘Big Den’ Grover, Sue Thomas (to advise), Ellen Krueger, Brian ‘Grubby’ Hartshorne, Barry O’Donnell, David and Marilyn Harding, Conrad and Norma Rogers,
Apologies: Garth Mugford, Tony and Elaine Fitzsimmons, Coralie Hills,
Salad Bar Available
RSVP No later than 10th November, 2017 to Alex Riley 0419 035 970 or Rod Parham 0424 294 450.
No Gifts Please, just bring Cool Love and if you want to buy a Card make sure it’s proudly printed in Australia.
Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom and numerous other magical castles were all inspired by a real castle: Neuschwanstein Castle, the awe-inspiring retreat of the “fairy-tale king,” Ludwig II of Bavaria.
Commissioned by the king in homage to Richard Wagner, the fantastical castle was designed by theatrical set designer Christian Jank.
The first stone of Neuschwanstein Castle (which literally means, “New Swan Stone palace”) was laid in September 1869. The technology used to build this castle was considered modern and advanced. New inventions such as electricity, plumbing, heat and steamboats were used in the construction of the castle, and Ludwig himself was considered responsible for the introduction of many of these inventions to the area.
In 1886, as the massively expensive castle neared completion, the State Commissioner pronounced Ludwig insane and arrested him soon after. The day after he was arrested, Ludwig requested the Commissioner go on a walk in the woods with him.
The commissioner agreed and told his guards to stay behind. Both were found mysteriously dead in a lake later that evening. Ludwig was never able to see the finalised castle, but his taste for elegant, and extravagant, design resonates throughout the interior of the castle.
After his death, the castle was opened for the public to help pay off the expenses and now attracts over a million people a year.
Of particular delight is the Grotto Room, an artificial cave complete with stalactites and a waterfall; it was intended to represent a cave from Wagner’s opera “Tannhauser.”