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anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm from Australia and I was just wondering if you have any views on Australian architecture by any architects such as Harry Seidler or more recently Peter Stuchbury etc? I've not come across any posts on your blog of such relevance (not that I mind) but I was wondering if you know if it has much of a global reach? I've studied both abroad in the US and South America and no students nor teachers seemed to know anything about Australian architecture, maybe because we are so secluded?

At least I can say that we have featured a couple of Peter Stutchbury’s projects (above)! 

It might not seem that way but we have featured projects from Down Under on a regular basis. You can see the ones that included the location on the text (so they can be searched) here

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These Teens Crafted A Rainbow Flag Out Of Potatoes To Support Gay Marriage

Well, here’s a new and unique way to support same-sex marriage. Australian students Will Richards, 18, and Daniel Butson, 16, crafted a giant rainbow flag made out of 1,000 potatoes to support same-sex marriage rights in their home country. The pair spent two days spray painting the potatoes in six different colors for the massive project, which cost them $1,500 and was displayed on the lawn of Parliament House in Canberra, according to BuzzFeed.

clarityclaire  asked:

I'm headed to the University of Newcastle in Newcastle, Australia next semester. Any recommendations of buildings to check out in the region? I've got the Sydney Opera House on my list already :)

Wow! Congrats! Long time since I have seen your avatar on my inbox… Australia’s architecture? 

If you are in Australia reading this let us know your favorites!

I am not an expert (and the distances might be prohibitive from Newcastle) but just in case, here go some I remember:

Parliament House Canberra

High Court of Australia and National Gallery of Australia precinct, Parkes

Australia Square, Sydney

Shine Dome, Canberra

Sidney Myer Musical Bowl, Melbourne

Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Queen Victoria Building

Australian Convict Sites

Sydney Town Hall

& Check out if this project is under construction! University of Newcastle NeW Space

Australia Issues Death Threat to Johnny Depp's Dogs

The Australian government took to the airwaves on Thursday morning to warn the American actor Johnny Depp he had 50 hours to get his pet dogs out of the country or they would be euthanized.

The 51-year-old actor may have “been the sexiest man alive twice,” said Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce at a press conference outside parliament house in Canberra, but his Yorkshire Terriers Boo and Pistol posed a biosecurity threat to the country and the government wouldn’t hesitate to kill them.

Joyce said the dogs appeared to have been snuck into the country on Depp’s private jet when the actor returned to the Gold Coast to continue production on the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. They were not declared for quarantine at customs, a mortal sin in Australia which is one of the most isolated ecosystems in the world and has stringent quarantine laws.

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