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Old, preserved and now disused Jervois Bridge gantry at Port Adelaide, South Australia. Openend in 1878, the bridge over the Port River was fabricated from iron components and featured a central ‘swing’ span mounted on a turntable that could be rotated 90 degrees to allow vessels to pass through the bridge. This operation was controlled from a wooden tower mounted on a steel gantry that crossed the bridge laterally along its central pier. The bridge was closed and replaced in 1966 with a concrete structure and the gantry which has been relocated nearby is now the only part that remains. [link]
Posted by chromatic vista at 2:03 p.m.
21 May 2015
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27 Apr 2015
Captured on my recent trip to Mars - the one-way vacation. It took forty minutes to transmit the RAW data file to Earth and another four days to resolve each pixel in its true colour. I am the first person to arrive on Mars and can report that the weather is fine and the air is clean and breathable. Gravity is not a problem and clean water can be readily found by digging about 300 mm below the surface. It's a good thing that I was given food supplies for three years because the soil doesn't seem to be fertile - that's going to take some work before seeds can be planted. It looks like a dust storm on the horizon so I'm heading back to the living pod. Signing out for now...... [link]
Posted by chromatic vista at 1:06 p.m.
18 Apr 2015
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This old white limestone farmhouse near Mt Gambier in South Australia must have looked spectacular when it was built well over a 100 years ago and although the weather has given it a soft looking patina, it still stands out in the landscape. [link]
Posted by chromatic vista at 10:16 a.m.