Tuesday, April 16, 2013

life amongst the gum trees

Working back in the urban studio is making me dream of Australia again. Before leaving I was in the Snowy Mountains near Lake Eucambene. It is a landscape with trees that tell its history: amongst the gum trees, European trees nestle where homesteads once were. Eucambene was a thriving community supporting several hundreds of people while the Snowy Mountain (Hydro) scheme was being built and now the few remaining houses are used mostly as agricultural sheds. The dam was completed in 1958.  

tin shed on a farm in the Snowy Mountains
What I particularly loved were the eucalyptus trees. With the amount of water and ground water in the region they grow tall. 
Evening amongst eucalyptus trees

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