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My favourites from 2009: 12 – Winter Solstice

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Taken from near Museum Station, looking south.

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Looking north.

Elizabeth Street runs from near Circular Quay south. It is one of three main north-south streets, the others being Pitt and George.

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2009 in photography, Picks from 2009 photos

 

Summer Solstice – transitional doublepost

Frequently Unasked Questions

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1. What does that title mean?

Well, that’s the date here in Surry Hills, and it marks the turning of the year. It’s transitional too between Floating Life and Neil’s Second Decade. It’s a doublepost because it appears on both blogs.

2. Why are you starting yet another blog?

Reviewing the decade of blogging for the twelve Blogging the Noughties posts several things struck me.

  • I found myself re-presenting personal posts in the main and decided future blogging might be lighter than Floating Life has sometimes been.
  • A decade seems to have a kind of shape to it; ending Floating Life now seemed better than just going on “forever”.

3. So the new blog will be trivial?

Not entirely. Just lighter.

4. Aren’t you assuming something in the new blog’s title?

It’s true I reach my three-score and ten in the coming decade. Who knows what the future holds?

5. What can we expect on the new blog?

Who knows? Book reviews, of course. I am tossing around a Mary Mackillop post at the moment.

6. What about the National Library?

As some of you know, Floating Life is now archived at the National Library in Canberra. Whether the new one is remains to be seen, but the link to it will be archived at least.

7. What should your regular readers do?

Adjust their links and feeds, I hope. 🙂

8. What have you done to coordinate your blogs?

The only public blogs that will be ongoing are Neil’s Second Decade, Neil’s Sydney Photo Blog, and English/ESL. The first two will have a feed each to the other prominently displayed in their side bars. They also have matching “skins”. On Neil’s Second Decade (which has only two extra pages) there is a page listing all my blogs back to 2000 with month-by-month archive links.

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2009 in blogging, decade, site news

 

My favourites from 2009: 11

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Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills 18 January.

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2009 in photography, Picks from 2009 photos

 

My favourites from 2009: 10

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Taylor Square 11 May

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2009 in photography, Picks from 2009 photos