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This is another shot that I took on the 5th of May as part of the 24 hours of flickr. It is the shot of Australias own (or better my own, since it is in my backyard) Hills Hoist that was prominently featured at the 200 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
And now I have to learn that it was not even an Australian Invention:

Taken from Wikipedia:
“The Hills Hoist is an Australian version of the rotary clothes line, the distinguishing feature of which is a crown and pinion winding mechanism invented by Adelaide based Lance Hill in 1945. This allows this clothesline to be lowered and raised. The rotary clothes line itself had been invented as early as 1855, diagrams of which were published in Scientific American that year. This style of clothes line was popularised in Australia by Lance Hill and is a common sight in Australian and New Zealand backyards. It is considered one of Australia’s most recognisable icons, and is used frequently by artists as a metaphor for suburbia in Australia. For many post-war baby boomers it is a symbol of their childhood and an Australian national icon.
It is widely (and incorrectly) believed by the public to be an Australian invention.However, other Australian and American precursors existed decades before it was produced in 1945 in the Adelaide suburb of Glenunga by Lance Hill.”

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  • Melody
    Melodyover 7 years ago

    Wow…This is one of the most original photographs Ive seen in ages….I LOVE IT!!!…It has a sort of kaleidescope effect…as if in any minute it’s all going to collapse inwards…..Im in spired, thankyou!!!

  • Kathleen Cameron
    Kathleen Cameronover 7 years ago

    this is a great idea, whose undergarments are those i wonder blush

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 7 years ago

    Great shot. I like your style

  • thescatteredimage
    thescatteredimageover 7 years ago

    Fantastic. Is that a vapour trail in the sky? Good timing.

  • Alexander Kesselaar
    Alexander Kess...over 7 years ago

    Thanks everyone.
    Robert: It is actually a vapour trail. I actually wish i caught it a bit earlier.
    Kathleen: lol

  • Marta Tesoro
    Marta Tesoroover 7 years ago

    Fantastic, it reminds me of Alice and Wonderland when she’s floating down the rabbit hole. That’s the first thing that came to my head anyway aside from what a cool shot this is!

  • hi8us
    hi8usover 7 years ago

    so australian … great perspective

  • craig scutt
    craig scuttover 7 years ago

    brilliant idea executed with clarity and the composition looks like it was programmed by a computer, and there’s not a skidmark in sight … or is there?

  • Greg Carrick
    Greg Carrickover 7 years ago

    top shot, very dramatic and whimsical at the same time.
    like the vapour trail too

  • mawaho
    mawahoover 7 years ago

    I want to add my admiration for this unique shot of an Aussie icon. Well done.

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