Thank you Miss Jolie. Please visit again.

Just saying.

Eyes lit up with hope, cameras clicked continually and the region became obsessed with fame when Hollywood came to visit recently.

Regional NSW gets excited when Australian political figures drop in to “meet the people” so you can only image the frenzy when Hollywood star Angelina Jolie flew in on a commercial flight, literally out of the blue, to check out our corner of the world for possible locations for her upcoming movie.  She liked what she saw and the rest is now film making history and fast turning into a local legend. For this, I personally thank her, even though the chances of her ever seeing, never lone reading this is minuscule.  Thank you for the opportunity given to locals, the friendly and considerate way Universal Studios conducted business in our area and the much needed financial boost your choice gave our region.  Most of all, thank you Angelina…

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Dunnies with style.

A private place with a view, if you are so inclined that is.
A private place with a view, if you are so inclined that is.

The Dag Sheep Station just out of Nundle was the location of one of the Christmas parties I attended in December. It’s a photographers dream when even the toilet facilities, the dunnies, are so photogenic.

Weekly photo challenge – Joy

When it comes to trains I don’t know a single boy that doesn’t light up when they see one.

This train stopped at Werris Creek station which isn’t unusual. Even the tinsel attempt of Christmas isn’t all that surprising as the photo was taken a week and a half before the festive day.

What I found surprising, and it gave me great joy, was the fact that it pulled in just as Angelina Jolie’s film crew were packing up after the day long filming of scenes for her upcoming movie, Unbroken, on the other side of the station. The Hollywood set on the other side was given the flick as males of all ages flocked to the sound of a diesel engine.

Joy all round.

A diesel engine decorated for Christmas. Joy all round.
A diesel engine decorated for Christmas. Joy all round.

Sunset – nature’s colours

Nature’s colour and sceptical makes my jaw drop again.


Jaw dropping beauty courtesy of nature.
Jaw dropping beauty courtesy of nature.

The post that can now happen. Nature puts on a show.

Nature's contrasts.
Nature’s contrasts.

A shower of rain sweeps across the valley.  The colours almost make this look like a painting but it is a photo I promise.  Nature never ceases to amaze me in its beauty.