Beetle-persons in Australia: (Click on any photo for enlargement)
|aaand, rounding out our Victoria expedition: WOMBAT POO. This is about as close as we got to seeing actual wombats.||The first thing you have to do when you get to Sydney is to take a picture in front of the big white opera thingy. You have to, there's a rule.||Up close, you can see a surface "microsculpture" of tiles and their interstices. Y'know, if this building was a few orders of magnitude smaller, it could be structurally iridescent. *ahem*||Heh heh heh. More Opera House tourist action. Work it, lads! Oh I say, good show!|
|One of the rad things about Sydney? GIANT FRUIT BATS. For REAL. Just...hanging there! Like... like mangoes, or a similar hanging fruit!||A little Noisy Mynah from the Botanic Gardens (whence the fruitbats). His beak is all deformed! So cute! I fed him a hamburger bun.||The ibises, on the other hand, are naturally deformed. Man, are they creepy, black leathery heads and everything. Were I an ancient Egyptian, I would totally not trust one of these things to record the weight of my wicked, wicked heart.||Bustling downtown Sydney: out to find a stationary store, we discover W. C. Penfold & Co: The Greatest Potentially Cladist-Run Stationary Store Ever. This is painted on a HORSE-DRAWN CART. Imagine that I am making hand gestures of enthusiasm, here.|
...many thanks to Caroline for putting up with all of this nonsense. Good show!
Last updated: 9/5/04