The Boomer Legacy

Culture

You could be whatever you wanted to be

It was the twilight of the Age of Aquarius.

Passionately held 1960s beliefs like Peace, Freedom, Equality, People Power, Expanded Consciousness, Eastern Religion and Free Love… all went out the window. To be replaced with what? Excuses?…

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Brett's armchair    (Jan 2019)

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The week in heteropatriarchy: When this is all over, gender studies professors are going to have a hell of time explaining what happened (Valenti, 2017)

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Supplement Warehouse on Sunnyholt Road, Blacktown [Aug-2015 225kb]

Underlying conditions: Health interests had to be balanced with protecting the economy. It was achieved by changing a few epidemiological definitions, statistically rationalising death and shifting the emphasis to personal responsibility and submission compliance blame resilience

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The Masked Passenger, near Glenbrook [Jan-2020 160kb]

Couple goals: We loved each other like it was the end of the world

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Cockle Bay promenade, Darling Harbour [Dec-2003 371kb]

The shadow of 1989: The Atlantic-centred post-WW2 order unravelled as soon as the Wall came down

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Council kerbside clean-up, Darling Point [Jan-2017 478kb]

Enjoying the benefits of adequacy: Budget surpluses, rising house prices, vigorous job growth, near full employment

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Lewisham apartment redevelopment [Jul-2018 323kb]

Because austerity: The signs of recovery were difficult to discern

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Bird cages outside the China Lane restaurant, at Angel Place in Sydney [Oct-2013 276kb]

A story of the margins: The parking was easy in places where people once earned a living

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Ex-Arnotts biscuit factory car park at North Strathfield [Jun-2017 419kb]

Forever wars: For decades we believed it was peace for our time

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“To Poseidon” sculpture by Xia Hang, at the Australian National Maritime Museum [Apr-2019 426kb]

Life under the occupation: The Fragmented was turned into the Harmonised by encouraging our staff to compile their own dossiers

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Revolving doors at the ANZ bank building, in Castlereagh Street [Aug-2014 143kb]

Growing pains: People were strongly encouraged to use public transport to reduce traffic congestion

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Commuters on the St Kilda tram, Melbourne [Apr-2019 207kb]

Official wagering partners: Sports betting took off like a rocket thanks to our good mates in advertising and the High court

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Waratahs promotion at Olympic Park [Aug-2017 188kb]

Contumacious determination: Faithful servants of the court had a solemn duty to selectively rearrange facts until outcomes matched expectations

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Addison Road community centre, Marrickville [Sep-2012 177kb]

Winning at the starting line: Party members, broadcasting and strategic partners cheered. Our Heroes puffed, and flexed, and skipped, and hopped, and twisted, and splashed. We paid

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The endlessly gushing fountain at Olympic Park, Sydney [Jan-2011 351kb]

Without bias or agenda: Journalism is the pursuit of verifiable truth — it's an existential fight against conspiracy theories, fake news, voluble opinions, false balance, online bandwagons, talking points, against activists who claim to be in the truth business, but are actually in the point-of-view business (The Guardian, 2018)

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State of Origin victory celebration for the NSW Blues at the Northern Broad-walk, Sydney Opera House [Jul-2014 271kb]

Together at last: A journey of eight hundred and seventy one thousand, three hundred and forty nine miles began with a single step

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Newly-weds at Grand Central Station, NYC [Oct-2017 250kb]

Break with the past: Artefacts of violence for a new millennium

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The remains of the the North Tower transmission mast at the 911 Memorial Museum [Oct-2017 443kb]

Trouble in Luvvyland: Decades of careful instruction about hope and positive social progress failed to achieve the desired outcome

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Apartment building at the top of View Street, Dunedin NZ [Nov-2017 484kb]

Crying at the discotheque: Fancy footwork on the dance-floor; Twirling arms, thrusting hands and random hugs; Secret pipe necklaces, GHB and Rohypnol spiked drinks; Fitful back-lane assignations among the garbage bins

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Queen Victoria Building “disco” Christmas lights, Sydney [Oct-2020 233kb]

Strategic Hamlet: I could be bound in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space (Shakespeare, 1603)

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Wharf Terrace disabled-access elevator at Lincoln Crescent in Woolloomooloo [Jan-2012 167kb]

It was just a jump to the left: Everyone was convinced that liberal democracy would sweep the world

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Pedestrian passageway at Potts Point [Dec-2015 525kb]

Empire of the self: Bring distant points of interest within close range by the use of this machine

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Empire State Building observation deck, NYC [Oct-2017 462kb]

Freedom behind the wheel: To stream down packed motorways while clutching tickets to the road-trauma lottery

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Tyre burn-outs in an abandoned housing development at Faulconbridge, in the Blue Mountains [Dec-2012 837kb]

Direct instruction: Expert guidance and interpretive panels ensured Art was enjoyed properly

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AGNSW tour guide, Sydney [Mar-2019 142kb]

Accidentally meta street: The epistemological post-analytical meta-analysis of the Aesthetic Theory of Nihilistic Communitarianism was spoiled by unhelpfully self-referential endnotes

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Infinite regression at Croydon [Sep-2016 98kb]

How did we ever get here?: An unending mausoleum of reinforced concrete, seen through translucent windscreens smeared with hope

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Ventilation funnels atop the Kogarah Railway Station car-park [Apr-2011 41kb]

Regex /[^\s]/g: Decades of pluralism and multiculturalism were seen as hallmarks of progress. To achieve it peacefully was an amazing accomplishment (Turnbull, 2017)

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An ethnically diverse congregation after service at St Pauls Cathedral, Melbourne [Apr-2019 280kb]

Allow plenty of additional travel time: Spatially mismatched cities where amenity, employment and education were deliberately centralised, forcing the non-rich to commute for hours from the urban fringe

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Trains on the T1 Western Line pass through Burwood Station [Apr-2015 212kb]

Fungible ideology: It required little effort to pivot from “SJW” to “WSJ”

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The much leveraged Fearless Girl statue, NYC [Oct-2017 298kb]

By this sign you shall conquer: Iota, Eta, Sigma: to die poor was a sin

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South Head General Cemetery, at Vaucluse [Nov-2016 119kb]

A vista full of rainbows: Everyone had a moral duty to embrace freedom, love and revolutionary justice

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Same-sex Marriage Law Postal Survey posters outside the Imperial Hotel at Erskineville [Sep-2017 274kb]

Suburban borderland: A little slice of heaven, where dreams often did come true

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Darling Point renovations, Sydney [Jan-2017 376kb]

Latter-day Bloomsbury: We've ended up with an inner-city hive of woke workers, hiring woke friends to do their woke work in their quest to “wokify” the world (Senator J.McGrath, 2021)

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Freethought Book Exchange (since demolished) at Regent Street Chippendale [Apr-2014 308kb]

Logic had nothing to do with oppression: (Steinem, 1983)

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Egalitarian architecture at Wunulla Road in Point Piper [Sep-2012 164kb]

Dolchstoßlegende: Historical data was of little use to a society which always looked forward

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Photography at Observatory Hill, Sydney [Jan-2020 856kb]

A few personal blow-outs: Success, power, glamour, excuses, misstatements, lies

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Corner of Chippendale lane, near Central [Jul-2017 295kb]

Scenes from the new world: Willkommenskultur guaranteed a kaleidoscope of culinary delights

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Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne [Apr-2019 106kb]

Crucify your mind: I really thought that love would save us all (Lennon, 1980)

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The exterior of the Greek Orthodox church of Saint Peter & Paul (since repainted), at Petersham [Sep-2012 463kb]

Significant Form: From the main deck of a Dreadnought to the lighthouse on the banks of the River Ouse, bunga-bunga until the light fades

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Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse, ANMM Darling Harbour Sydney [Nov-2021 248kb]

Heroes of Social Progress: Canonical ideals of liberalism, openness, multiculturalism, safe routes to asylum, genuine compassion for society's most vulnerable, celebrating difference, counter-racism, mandatory cultural awareness, watch-lists, lone-wolves, quarantine camps, people-smuggling, supermarket riots, hospital ships and 100-day lockdowns

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Confetti remnants of the 2012 Swans AFL team Victory Parade [Oct-2012 534kb]

Poly-dimensional facets: GDP versus infrastructure versus ecology versus quality-of-life versus unrestrained population growth

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Darling Harbour under the express-way, Sydney [Apr-2017 202kb]

Organised Religion: … turned out to be not so organised

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Greek Orthodox church on Belgrave Street, Kogarah [Oct-2013 326kb]

Spirited formalism: Everyone benefited from our unwavering commitment to certain kinds of diversity

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The waterfall entrance to the NGV, Melbourne [Apr-2019 618kb]

The post-industrial well-being complex: A lifetime of small authentic moments, where we chanted whale-song modalities, mindfully aligned our vibrational energy, feasted from the whole pantry, embraced our expansion, and followed our bliss down the path to soulistic wellness

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Sydney Olympic Park RSPCA stalls [May-2018 283kb]

All those moments: If only we had off-world colonies for a chance to begin again

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Times Square, NYC [Oct-2017 433kb]

Some kind of connection: Pets lifted our spirits and reminded us of who we really were

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On the Parramatta ferry to Abbotsford [Mar-2015 288kb]

Клином the revolution: Despite a century of recreational activism, the Whites were not beaten by the Red Wedge

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Mega mall at Auburn [May-2017 80kb]

The Law of Conservation of Sport: If bread ↓ then Circus ↑

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Footy supporters watch their team lose at Panthers Park [Jul-2003 412kb]

Malpractice with impunity: The very first document, among hundreds in this folder, is a written admission by our client that he mixed up his patients and performed a full hysterectomy on the 35-year-old plaintiff, instead of exploratory surgery to investigate a possible tumour. Correction — our client is actually [redacted], not the surgeon, who is merely a policy holder of our client Well, the surgeon admits, in writing, that he caused significant harm to the plaintiff by doing an unauthorised procedure. There is no dispute as to the facts or whether the plaintiff was harmed, or that the surgeon caused that harm — so why is this case dragging on for years with requests for additional medical reports and interrogatories and dozens of discovery hearings? Well, it is our firm's policy to fully test all claims to discourage frivolous ones But here the surgeon has admitted his culpability in sterilising the plaintiff. So it's hardly a “frivolous” claim and, frankly, our deliberate withholding of payment for at least seven years borders on unconscionable. I'll say it again, it is our firm's policy to fully test all claims to discourage frivolous ones…

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The ghosts of lawyering among the tombstones at Camperdown cemetery, Newtown [Jun-2015 407kb]

The big day: The bent-knee proposal in a fast-food restaurant; The princess-cut engagement ring; The effortlessly stylish top-knot bun extension; The fake-tan; The lip augmentation injection; The ivory patent leather classic ballerina flats; The bridesmaids' hair extensions & wrist corsages & hand-printed yellow kaftans & daisy crowns & frangipani espadrilles; The stunning $20k bespoke wedding dress; The delicious hand-selected vegetables picked from the chateau gardens; The awesome Ottolenghi-style vegetarian feasts with steaming pork bao; The hand-cut white peonies; The polka-dotted ribbon for the mason jars; The bubble cyclone machines; The Disney love songs; The pack of wedding paparazzi; The rhinestone encrusted complimentary selfie sticks; The juggling flower-girl triplets; The wow-factor troupe of wedding drummers; The PolAir hovering above the reception; The flashing LED hula-hoops to get the guests dancing; The surprise flash-mob doing a really gorgeous TikTok dance; The last-minute bridesmaid replacements; The honour-guard of kids from previous marriages; The Labradoodle ring-bearer; The two dozen pure white doves for the 3m tall vegan gluten-free celebration cake… But best of all, what about the hot pink ride!…

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Wedding-hire 14 Seater H2 Stretch Hummer at Luna Park, Milsons Point [Oct-2014 196kb]

Equality of opportunity: To provide a more inclusive and engaging and accessible education for all children and families, along with ensuring excellence in the marketplace of educational options, all parents agreed that governments must underwrite free-choice

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The tennis courts of a GPS school in Stanmore [Sep-2012 198kb]

Cultural attrition: Civility could not last forever in a vacuum

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Wall graffito, subsequently painted over, in a Pitt Street Lane near Town Hall [Oct-2012 405kb]

Molecular resonance: Free markets guaranteed the enjoyment of identical products and services everywhere

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Nike Savas installation at Macquarie Centre, Sydney [Dec-2017 409kb]

Aloha Oe: Our way of life faded right before our eyes

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Pasifika themed vintage car, High Street Penrith [Mar-2018 404kb]

The well-stamped passport: Take another selfie and move on, criss-cross the planet to find only yourself

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Tourists scrum at Sydney Cove [Aug-2014 165kb]

Going for The One: There was always someone for everyone

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Bollards at Circular Quay, in Sydney [Oct-2013 576kb]

Despite the sisterhood: It took a long time to shrug off the Superwoman myth

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W-H portrait session, Hurstville [Jun-1991 354kb]

In the time of contagion: Green physical distancing dots will continue to guide customers on the best places to sit and stand on all modes

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COVID-19 safe seating on the Double Bay ferry, Sydney [Jul-2020 485kb]

Capitalist idyll: The Colonel saw, the Colonel knew, the Colonel understood

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Fast-food franchise hoarding at Parramatta Road, Five Dock [Sep-2016 161kb]

Null pointers: Always remember who you were and what you fought for

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Castlereagh Hotel Remembrance Shrine, Sydney [Jan-2019 145kb]

Architects of the soul: There was scarcely a moment to breathe. We passionately debated, blogged, seminared, tweeted and demanded action on enlightened social politics. We rejected heteronormativity, called-out white-centrism, denounced bigotry, doxxed MRAs, fought the backlash, tore down statues, screamed at intolerance and insisted upon total liberal consensus. For we were determined to create a better and universally equitable future, and if some people got offended or disempowered then too bad

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An air-filled waver during the Sydney Swans AFL team celebrations, at Sydney Town Hall [Oct-2012 137kb]

Laps around the sun: Quiet voices in a quiet room; The graceful movements of her hands; The cone of cigarette smoke beneath the ceiling light; Her voice, her smell, her mouth, her warmth; By morning we were gone

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Turning circle (since repainted) outside Central Station, Sydney [Mar-2019 918kb]

Race Day chic: Ladies in the public enclosure would enjoy themselves in the Cup aftermath

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Rosehill Racecourse, Melbourne Cup hairdresser's picnic [Nov-2005 270kb]

Private splendour: The poorest people with the most expensive phones; the best cars on the worst roads; the brightest children in the most dilapidated schools

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Luxury cars gleam in the parking space behind a Kogarah real-estate agency [Apr-2011 109kb]

Manufacturing Eros: Productivity was boosted by using retouched images of completely unavailable women

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Workbench at the Pottery Estate, Lithgow [Jun-2019 499kb]

The sun shone on the Supreme Leader: The inspection of State Food Processing Plant #2193 inspired genuine patriots to applaud and brandish flowers

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Fast-food franchise at Old Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park [Oct-2015 212kb]

In the thrall of Schedule 8: A large number of people spent their lives up the Cross

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Fitzroy Gardens in Kings Cross [May-2003 418kb]

Cultural aftershocks: The impact of the 911 terrorist attacks reverberated for decades

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911 Memorial park and museum, NYC [Oct-2017 232kb]

Grand theft generations: With all the cheap debt we created, our generation could comfortably retire to apartments in the sky

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Jacksons Landing at Pyrmont in Sydney [Jan-2013 113kb]

Vibrant isolation: Kindly use mobile phone — door knocking cannot be heard at back of house

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Young Street terrace doorway (since repainted) at Annandale — the quotation is from a small placard on the door (since removed) [Sep-2015 647kb]

Racquet Kultur: Watch, cheer, drink, boo, repeat

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Show Court #3 outside the Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Tennis Centre [Apr-2019 259kb]

Release the bats: Canned music, caterwauling karaoke & wall-to-wall poker-machines

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Nick Cave from The Birthday Party at Sydney University Refectory [Jan-1982 77kb]

Tourist bonanza: From aquarium to fish-soup in one generation

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Tourists at the McMahon Point ferry wharf, Sydney [Jan-2019 263kb]

Redefining perfection: You press the button, we do the rest (Eastman, 1888)

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Laurie Daley and fans at SOH [Jul-2014 288kb]

Bench blanket bingo: Cover, cloak, cape, napkin, camouflage, shroud

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Coalcliff station platform, South Coast NSW [Apr-2012 398kb]

Back to the beach: All thoughts eventually led to the sea

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Surf carnival surf-skis, Manly beach [Jan-2021 237kb]

The militaristic subtext: Despite decades of “peace”, the common purpose of every action was “security”

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The crypt beneath the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne [Apr-2019 164kb]

Sub judice everywhere: The facts were notorious: it became necessary to destroy Justice in order to save the Legal System

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Pursuant to s.8(e) of the NSW Court Suppression and Non-publication Orders Act 2010, along with the strict confidentiality provisions under s.462 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW), the reason(s) for including this scene in this project cannot be disclosed for legal reasons. [Sep-2014 93kb]

Gone a million: The rich were always with us

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Abandoned Rolls-Royce automobile at Hiles Street in Alexandria [Jun-2015 289kb]

Fantasia ever grand: By using Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the CCP gloriously reshaped the Motherland into a wise and benevolent superpower

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St Collins Lane upstairs food court, Melbourne [Apr-2019 416kb]

Beneath the iron ceiling: Social mobility was bunk

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Lord Sheffield Circuit at Penrith [Apr-2017 55kb]

Thought showers: In order to incentivise our key stakeholders, we touched base, held 360-degree reviews, got all our ducks in a row to proactively facilitate a win-win paradigm and strategically uplift our synergies

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The repurposed cauldron from the best Olympic Games ever [Aug-2017 407kb]

One-way journey: On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place (Yes, 1971)

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Ovation of the Seas cruise-liner at the Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal [Dec-2017 108kb]

Lotus, Porsha & Mersaydees: Part of Bogan Pride was to give your children the homophonous names of brands you hoped one day they would steal

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Excavation of an ex-service station at Bullaburra in the Blue Mountains [Feb-2011 458kb]

Driving home for Christmas: Childhood summer holidays strapped into the back seat of a parent's car

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Christmas display, Centrepoint Sydney [Dec-2019 245kb]

Discrimination positive: Revolutionary Justice required almost half the population to be lauded as archetypes

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Extended phenotypes at Addison Road in Marrickville [Sep-2012 233kb]

Watch and act: Seeking asylum was a fundamental human right which could not be overruled by popularity contests

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The Edge at Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne [Apr-2019 253kb]

Winning the argument: The 1970s taught us that protest theatre was the only way to achieve positive social change

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Palestinian demonstrators on George Street, Sydney CBD [Aug-2014 206kb]

Character arc: A lot of work was done to broaden the variety of gender roles

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Sydney candid triptych [Oct-2014 247kb]

Operational Matters: VIP Lounges, lotteries, pokies, meat-trays, linked EFTPOS accounts

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Behind the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin NZ [Nov-2017 173kb]

Perseverating hope: It took almost a century to progress from sound fundamentals and prosperity around the corner to swift V-shaped recoveries and primed for lift-off next year

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Broadway bus-stop beggar, Central [Jan-2020 74kb]

The Fine-Dining Industrial Complex: There was no better way to achieve a true sense of fulfilment than to be seen in a hatted restaurant

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Restaurant exhaust stacks, Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal [Jan-2019 98kb]

Boxing day specials: Our cities were gradually fortified, one concrete block at a time

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Anti vehicle-ramming barriers at George Street, Sydney [Dec-2017 170kb]

Voicing for the next chord: Half-step bends and the one with the best notes wins

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Guitar seller, Winter Magic festival at Katoomba [Jun-2019 330kb]

The new world order: The social contract had to be positively reformed to quadruple the number of billionaires

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Torn up posters on Parramatta Road, Strathfield [Jul-2014 484kb]

Looking back: We stood by the Well of Contemplation to admire the sacrifice of others

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Hall of Memory, Anzac Memorial Sydney [Jan-2020 185kb]

Once I built a railroad: Delayed due to an operational issuePostponed due to a train requiring mechanical repairsNo trains this weekend due to scheduled track-workCancelled due to a staff availability issueLate due to mechanical problems earlier onRunning late and out of timetable order due to a broken pantographTransport authorities have urged passengers allow additional travel time, listen to announcements and check indicator boards as stopping patterns may change at short noticeThis service has been cancelled due to an electrical fault, passengers should disembark and transfer to the suburban service waiting at platform fourPassengers be advised that we are proceeding slowly due to some track failures, and if we make it through the next signal then we should be right to proceedDelays as a result of a number of unexpected incidents including a tree falling onto the tracks between St Leonards and Wollstonecraft, and a fire to sleepers at North StrathfieldThere may be a short delay at Penrith while the rear carriage is checked for possible contaminationDelayed due to temporary speed restrictions caused by wet weather conditionsNo trains this weekend due to scheduled track-workTrains have been suspended between Lawson and Penrith due to a tree on the tracks near LindenDelayed by approximately 41 minutes due a person threatening self-harm at LithgowPostponed due to urgent power supply repairsCancelled due to lightning strike at PenrithRunning 27 minutes late due to a tree caught in the overhead wiring at Blaxland35 minutes late due to passenger with a medical emergencyOther incidents including multiple self-harm attempts and trespassers on the tracks at Doonside and BellambiDelayed due to a police operation at AshfieldNo trains this weekend due to scheduled track-workMajor delays on all lines due to a fatality at Mortdale. Please consider postponing your journey or using alternative transport

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Macdonaldtown rail viaduct [Mar-1983 484kb]

Survival of the richest: Our remaining days were spent counting our unearned income, in the comfort and safety of our own bunkers

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Australia's wealthiest street, Wolseley Road Point Piper [Sep-2012 321kb]

Community standards : Our suburbs were strewn with eye-popping advertisements for agile entrepreneurs

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Dulwich Hill skate park [Sep-2015 94kb]

The Wall is the Wall: (Trump, 2018)

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Busking opposite Sydney Town Hall [Jan-2018 338kb]

Blue water navy: Every Wednesday afternoon we would close our practice early to go down to the harbour and potter about in our yachts

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Sydney harbour boats and ferries [Oct-2014 488kb]

The efficiency dividend playbook: A land full of equal opportunity, where hard work, fair-play and business acumen guaranteed a better life

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Darling Point ferry wharf, Sydney [Jan-2017 283kb]

F2F heroes: Who was the faker and who was the fake?

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Madame Tussauds Sydney, Darling Harbour [Jan-2019 86kb]

Contraindications: People would sing happily while hurling five-kilogram masses

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Strike Bowling, King Street Wharf Darling Harbour [Jan-2019 111kb]

The authentic self: The best we could hope for was to become a billionaire's pet

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Town Hall arcade begging, Sydney [Jul-2015 342kb]

Ever present eye: A watchful environment loaded with photographers to record your every moment

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Anzac Day photographers, Park Street Sydney [Apr-2018 268kb]

Terrorism had nothing to do with religion: 9 / 11 = 2977 + 60 000

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Church spire beneath a flight path, at Rockdale in Sydney [Dec-2013 149kb]

Chilling effect: Anything less than adulatory praise was hate-speech. It was not enough to stop racism and misogyny, you had to stop people from thinking racist and misogynistic thoughts

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Bruce Lee statue prior to unveiling at the Kogarah Town Centre [Mar-2011 189kb]

Keeping the Sixties alive: The memory of a beloved wife, the promise to a dead brother, the customers who only came to stare

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Olympia milk-bar & hair salon at Parramatta Road, Annandale. Closed by council order in April 2019 [Jul-2016 424kb]

Points of light: Remember, remember the eleventh of November

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Shrine of Remembrance, 11AM beam of light [Apr-2019 379kb]

Retrofitting diversity: From “Apartheid” to “Black Lives Matter” in only one generation

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Bent Street, Lithgow. [Apr-2012 365kb]

A fortress of your art: Few noticed the post-modern irony of appropriating the design of the Naval Range-finding Tower MP-3 at Pleinmont

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Solomon R Guggenheim museum, NYC [Oct-2017 202kb]

Grey nomads: The Big Lap added years to our lives

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Covered motorcycles on Billyard Ave, Elizabeth Bay [Dec-2015 288kb]

Electric tribalism: A sky pierced with searchlights to enhance our patriotism

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Preparations for the 2019 Australia Day celebrations, Circular Quay Sydney [Jan-2019 248kb]

Sumptuary laws: The entire fashion industry was trickle-down in its purest form

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Step into Paradise Exhibition at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney [Jan-2020 410kb]

Mission statement: The Glory of the coming of the Lord was enthusiastically auctioned

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What was once an Anglican church, but became an open-plan dwelling, at Warrimoo in the Blue Mountains [Jul-2011 93kb]

Free at last: Your mortgage turned out to be a perfect forced-savings vehicle

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Victoria Street terrace, Kings Cross [Jul-2018 347kb]

Foamy frappuccino in a sea of amber: Our restaurant and coffee habits were not those of an anxious nation

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Empty beer kegs outside the Abercrombie Hotel at Broadway [Oct-2012 212kb]

Suburban psychodrama: Our belief in a better tomorrow was expressed clearly through our architecture

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Front yard gate, Great Western Highway [May-2019 244kb]

True deliverance make: Be sure your sins will find you out

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Clothesline posts at Millers Point [Aug-2016 369kb]

Everything was fine: We married our passion for the authentic interpretation of regional Spanish cuisine with a desire to celebrate the high quality fresh produce supplied by a close network of artisanal farmers

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Ash Street restaurant, Sydney CBD [Jan-2019 162kb]

We two formed a multitude: The first time we saw each other has not been forgotten

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Abandoned shopping trolleys at Shoreline Drive in Rhodes [Dec-2015 452kb]

The natural order: Developers → Politicians → Investors → Mortgagors → Renters → Unhoused

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Fairy Bower cafe dog bowls, Manly [Jan-2021 476kb]

Staying on message: Sectarian quarrelling went on for so long that it etched itself into the landscape

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Christian propaganda (since removed) at Belmore Park Sydney Central [Apr-2016 708kb]

Zero-day vulnerability: Novel Sars-CoV-2 spread across the globe after 2019. Millions died and civic life became a meandering series of lockdowns

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Balaclava sculpture at the Newtown Tram Depot [Jul-2019 670kb]

Springtime for corflutes: Democracy continued to best represent the interests of those who were most invested

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NSW election voting centre at Town Hall [Mar-2019 543kb]

Swag limited: Prior to the 1990s every decade had its own distinctive sense of style

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The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift, NGV Melbourne [Apr-2019 163kb]

Carnival ride: As we grew older, we craved the luxurious pampering offered by floating Xanadus

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Majestic Princess cruise liner, Circular Quay [Jan-2020 215kb]

Brett's armchair: The same music in completely different hands

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Sixteenth floor, Harbourside Apartments [Jan-2019 275kb]

In a cage of gold: Most marriages were happily ever after

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Australia's wealthiest street, Wolseley Road Point Piper [Sep-2012 235kb]

Cameo soulmate: Sunshine fades down Rae street; Fingers full of unexpected rings; Marry well and inherit big she said; And other practical things

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Project Halo at Central Park in Sydney [Apr-2014 292kb]

Happy days were here again: It was an era of unending prosperity and optimism. Credit was easy to get at near-zero rates. Everyone was flipping mortgaged property, betting on cryptocurrencies and collecting NFTs. Stock markets kept rising to unprecedented heights, while home values soared to what appeared to be a permanently high plateau…

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Living statue performer at Circular Quay [Jul-2017 317kb]

I could have drunk a river: A couple of schooners, a case of Smirnoff Ice Double Black vodka, a few more shots at the Dragon Lounge, and I was yours

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Abandoned refreshments near Gas Lane, in Millers Point [Jan-2014 383kb]

Electric evanescence: All the bright lights could not conceal the darkness

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Luna Park Friday night rides [Jan-2019 389kb]

Put the person before the disability: Inclusiveness meant telling everyone how much you cared

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Beneath the Western Distributor on Harris Street in Ultimo [Jan-2013 244kb]

A fit country for heroes to live in: With a place for everyone and everyone in their place

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Unhoused on Pitt Street Mall, Sydney [May-2016 450kb]

Go hard or go home: The more we studied history, the more we realised the past was as flawed as today

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Harbour Sands at Darling Harbour [Jan-2017 753kb]

Eat fresh: Marketeers tapped into a growing personalisation potential and famous craves

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Upstairs food-court, Centrepoint Sydney [Dec-2019 66kb]

Our plates in heaven: Between mouthfuls we would chat for hours about signature dishes and flavour and fusion and aroma and authenticity and three-hatted chefs and all the countless things we loved or didn't love to eat

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Acland Cake Shop window display, St Kilda Melbourne [Apr-2019 391kb]

Nothing's gonna change my world: Imagine no Holden Morrisey Caulfield

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Strawberry Fields, Central Park NYC [Oct-2017 445kb]

Raise the LED flag: The lights dimmed throughout a divided America

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Times Square US Armed Forces recruiting station, NYC [Oct-2017 241kb]

Cordon sanitaire: Better days will return: We will be with our friends again; We will be with our families again; We will meet again (EIIR, April 2020)

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Bollards at Warrimoo [Oct-2019 436kb]

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