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The abandoned UFO pods of Taiwan

The abandoned UFO pods of Taiwan

The “Futura” transportable home was designed to look and act like a spaceship; landing and taking off from a site with ease. Matti Suuronen, an architect from Finland designed the UFO-like pre-fabricated homes to be easily constructed and deconstructed, or even flown whole by helicopter or plane from one destination to the next as the … Continue reading

The painted elephants of Rajasthan

The painted elephants of Rajasthan

When I first stumbled across these photos of  India’s annual festival of the elephants I thought they were stunningly beautiful – and yet also unsettling. The beauty, colour, texture, culture and history evoked is combined  with nagging questions of animal treatment. Unsettling and intriguing – the hallmarks of powerful photography… There is a long history … Continue reading

The mystery hikes of 1932

The mystery hikes of 1932

In 1932 five mystery hikes around Sydney were organised by the railways, with the department store F.J. Palmer and Sons as the commercial sponsor. Hikers purchased a two-shilling train ticket and joined a train from Central Station to a mystery destination. The hikes, held on Sundays, were enormously popular. The first Mystery Hike was from … Continue reading