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April 25 is the national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand – ANZAC Day – “that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served“.

War memorials and monuments across Australia are sites of annual observances of ANZAC Day:

Shrine of Remembrance (St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria)
Architects: Phillip Hudson and James Wardrop
Construction: 1927-1934
Architectural styles: Neo-Classical, Art Deco
Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 6s @ f/11 | ISO 100 | Tripod

East buttress, Shrine of RemembranceNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 90mm | 8s @ f/11 | ISO 100 | Tripod

National War Memorial (North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia)
Architects: Louis Laybourne-Smith with Walter Bagot and Rayner Hoff
Completed: 1926
Architectural style: Art Deco
Adelaide War MemorialNikon E4100 | 9.1mm | 1/143s @ f/3.4 | ISO 50 | Handheld

War Memorial, North TerraceNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 62mm | 1/90s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Australian War Memorial (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
Architects: Emil Sodersten and John Crust
Completed: 1941
Architectural styles: Byzantine architecture, Art Deco
Australian War MemorialNikon E4100 | 7.5mm | 1/144s @ f/6.2 | ISO 50 | Handheld

Great Ocean Road (Torquay to Allansford, Victoria)
World’s largest war memorial-dedicated to casualties of World War I
Construction: 1919 and 1932 by returned soldiers
Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Samsung ST500 | 4.9mm | 1/500s @ f/3.5 | ISO 80 | Handheld

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.  – Ode of Remembrance, Laurence Binyon
Lest we forget.

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Rundle Mall in Adelaide, South Australia features interesting and intriguing building facades. One of the edifices which I find fascinating is the Samuel Smith’s Building c.1887 which houses Shops 150-154. It is presently occupied by a juice bar, a hair products retailer and a coffee shop. Whereas in 1936, the three shops in the building were a millinery specialist (Goldring’s), a footware store (Lewis Shoe Co.) and an unemployed sales depot.

The building is an example of Victorian commercial architecture derived from continental European rather than British tradition which is unusual in South Australia. The decorative motifs and extravagant treatment to the facade reminds me of those narrow building facades in Amsterdam.

Rundle MallNikon E4100 | 8mm | 1/130s @ f/3.2 | ISO 71 | Handheld

...in AdelaideNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 62mm | 1/640s @ f/5.6 | ISO 400 | Handheld

Details
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 65mm | 1/350s @ f/5.6 | ISO 400 | Handheld

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North Terrace is the premier boulevard in Adelaide and much of the impressive building facades along the avenue have been preserved and remained intact. These majestic edifices never fail to enthrall architecture buffs and captivate photography flâneurs. My favourites are those that line the south side of North Terrace between Gawler Place and King William Street. The following photo montage features four of those buildings [L-R] – Verco Building (1912), Liberal Club Building (1924), Goldsborough House (1935) and Shell House (1931):

North Terrace (Adelaide, SA) building facades
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

North Terrace, Adelaide
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

North Terrace, Adelaide
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 28mm | 1/320s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

North Terrace
Nikon D40x | Nikon 18-55mm @ 38mm | 1/200s @ f/5 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Liberal Club Building (1924)
North Terrace, Adelaide
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 32mm | 1/80s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Liberal Club Building (1924) facade detail
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 55mm | 1/80s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Goldsborough House (1935)
former Goldsborough House (1935)
Nikon D40x | Nikon 18-55mm @ 55mm | 1/100s @ f/5.6 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Goldsborough House (1935) facade detail
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 75mm | 1/80s @ f/5 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Verco Building (1912)
Verco Building (1912) facade detail
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 80mm | 1/60s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

View some of the images of these buildings from 1924 to 1950s (from the archives of the State Library of Australia and the National Library of Australia).

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Remembering the South Australian summers …
McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide in South Australia, is one of Australia’s oldest winemaking regions and is notable for its Shiraz.

Chapel Hill Road, McLaren Vale
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 20mm | 1/100s @ f/16 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Tapestry Wines, McLaren Vale
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/350s @ f/11 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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The Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

Nikon D200 | Tokina 11-16mm @ 16mm | 1/40s @ f/22 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Reading Room, Barr Smith Library

Nikon D200 | Tokina 11-16mm @ 15mm | 1/6s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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Autumn sunrise and winter sunset as viewed from Montefiore Hill in North Adelaide, South Australia.
and I smile...

Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 150mm | 1/90s @ f/7.1 | ISO 250 | Tripod

Sunset and SilhouetteNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/180s @ f/10 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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Happy new and bountiful 2010!

Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 46mm | 2s @ f/4.5 | ISO 200 | Tripod

Happy New Year!

Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 90mm | 1.1s @ f/5.3 | ISO 200 | Tripod

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