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Frosty beard

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From a newly copied but very ancient negative (1966). That's me among the Central Masson Ranges, after a climbing day a short distance inland from Mawson Station in Antarctica. The surface is blue ice and I'm leaning on VW "Antarctica 3" - the third in a series and the first 'usable' motor cars on the continent (one of the early explorers had a car which proved near unusable). See my new article "Preserving history". Here's a musical link.

Petar Bojić, Diana Australis, Christina Sonnenschein, * Ren.Art * and 27 other people have particularly liked this photo


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 beverley
beverley club
good reflections in the wheel hub too ;-)
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to beverley club
Many thanks, Bev.
4 years ago.
beverley club has replied to tiabunna club
good job I did not say anymore now you have released it hahaha ;-)
4 years ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles club
Do I see some ice on your moustache, George? ;)
Vangelis was a great musician, doubtlessly.

PS: There is no access on the linked article. Iper refuses.
PPS: I like the Herbie. An this is my alternate music selection: Stars In Your Eyes
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Tacheles club
Thanks, just a bit of ice there, Norbert. :-) I've now fixed access to the article, sorry about that. Also enjoying your music link (playing in the background as I type).
4 years ago.
 Gerard Perin
Gerard Perin club
superbe
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Gerard Perin club
Merci beaucoup.
4 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
Really cool! That must have been a fun excursion:-) I like the leopard seal on the car;-)
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Gudrun club
Thanks, Gudrun. It was a great day, though I picked up frostbitten toes. The sign on the car was the emblem for the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions and the leopard seal part was usually known (rather unkindly) as the "leaping lizard". :-)
4 years ago.
Gudrun club has replied to tiabunna club
I've always thought leopard seals look somewhat reptilian;-)
4 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Terrific shot!

Admired in:
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4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to William Sutherland club
Thanks very much, William.
4 years ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Absolument magnifique,un souvenir très précieux.
Merci pour toutes ces informations.
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Merci beaucoup, Malik.
4 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
A lovely image and great information George, History recorded.
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Thank you, Roger.
4 years ago.
 slgwv
slgwv club
Historic indeed! And a great opportunity to get to an area most folks will never see. What was the expedition for?
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to slgwv club
This day outing was essentially recreational/training, Steve. My job at Mawson was as a weather observer, other sciences there were auroral physics, cosmic radiation physics, seismology, glaciology. Later in the year I was part of a four month inland surveying trip (ref. my latest article).
4 years ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
Fantastic George absolutely fascinating
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Richard Nuttall club
Thanks very much, Richard.
4 years ago.
 Lian
Lian club
Hello, George :-)
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Lian club
G'day Lian. :-)
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
ADMIRED in 4U
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to William Sutherland club
Thanks, William.
4 years ago.
 Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
I have worn that frosted look many times my self:)

Very interesting picture and description.

GRUMPY OLD MENS CLUB
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Dave Linscheid
Thank you, Dave. :-)
4 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Handsome young fella !!!

George... I am sure you have read about Henry dying... so damned tragic

www.bbc.com/news/uk-35398552
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Pam J club
Thanks, Pam. :-) Thanks also for the link on Henry Worsley, somewhat more detail than on the local news here - and a tragedy indeed.
4 years ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
Beautiful image and information!
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Rainer Blankermann club
Thank you, Rainer.
4 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Interesting shot, George. Be quite an advertising coup for VW. Envy you the time in Antarctica.
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to RHH club
Yes, VW Australia provided the cars on that basis, Ron. "Antarctica 1" featured very extensively in their advertising here.
4 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to RHH club
:-)
4 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Seen in: Silver Surfers
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4 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
:)
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Annemarie club
:-)
4 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
Bravo !

GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Rambonp
Thank you.
4 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Totally amazing image, George. Your images of Antarctica leave me in awe. Thanks so much for sharing these with us. I enjoyed reading your article too, it is so important to try to keep things in order. A very big job that is!!
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Janet Brien club
Thanks very much, Janet and for your kind comment on my article. Keeping track of everything is quite a job indeed.
4 years ago.
 Meadowmom
Meadowmom club
What a classic photo! Forced me to tuck my laptop under my arm and go off to show it to some other people.
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Meadowmom club
Thanks very much, Laurie, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
4 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
A lovely shot George and a great musical link too
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Ecobird club
Thank you, Carol.
4 years ago.
 Rainer D - Nous Sommes Unis
Rainer D - Nous Somm…
A great document of time !!
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Rainer D - Nous Somm…
Thank you, though I don't quite know where all the time has gone!
4 years ago.
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
A crackin' entry to 'Sight and Sound'. A fascinating and thought provoking article, a treasured shot I'm sure and so much complimented by the music. Faves all round and thank you for posting, George.
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Roger Bennion club
Thank you very much, Roger, also for your fave and kind comment re my article.
4 years ago.
 FMW51
FMW51 club
What a great document dear George! Thanks for sharing!
4 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to FMW51 club
Thank you very much, Frank-Michael.
4 years ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Fantastic photo and great historical document, George!
4 years ago.

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