North Korea

North Korea
The always bombastic and unpredictable North Koreans go hysterical again. This time the country is prepared to "go to war" with South Korea because that country is playing loudspeakers directed at North Korean territory. A headline from a UK paper reads, "More than 50 North Korea submarines 'leave their bases' as war talks with South continue "

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Celebrating winter solstice in Tasmania

With so much grim material to cover, let's duck and enjoy, rather, a solstice moment.

In Southern Australia, Aussies celebrate the longest night of the year with a Dark Mofo event - make that a week long event. Specifically in Hobart, Australia, the celebration includes what some call a Beach Bum swim ...

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Hobart, one of the southernmost cities of Australia and the capital of the island-state of Tasmania. Graphic from

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The city itself, home to two fifths of the island's population of a little of 510,000, seems like a pretty picturesque locale. Photo from

So, it's cold there the 21st of June, the swim short and unique, and then there are fireworks, concerts, etc.

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The Beach Bum swim. Photo from

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Apparently, the "Sky Whale" is an annual participant in Dark Mofo. Photo from

Sky Whale over Hobart, yes, those are multiple teats. Photo from

And there are kid friendly venues as well

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An American TV show full of characters, Yo Gabba Gabba, is participating in Dark Mofo this year. Teatree admits to having bought a stuffed toy a few years ago that resembles the green creature. Photo from

And so the days will soon begin to lengthen

1 comment:

Sarah said...

This all just goes to prove my theory: Too much light makes people crazy. :)