On my trip to the outback/desert in the north, around 500km from Melbourne there was this salty lake, almost empty and in the background a sand storm approaching. It was my first time I experienced something like that. Somehow scaring, but on the other side just a great opportunity to take a shot!!
This place is around 900Km north of Melbourne and over 1100Km west of Sydney, far away from everything, in the real desert/outback. But somehow, every couple, everywhere in world, want to have the sunset together, with the orange light creating the love connection.
I was in Mildura few weeks ago, which is around 500Km north of Melbourne. I visited this billabong/lake as I wanted to compared it with my last visit 3 years ago, when drought was on.....well, water is back, at a nice and comfortable level.
Driving in the Australian desert I found this old petrol pump in a service station. It was all falling apart, but somehow the meter numbers were still there, ready for next life.......or for modelling in a photo....
I am not sure why but the front of this almost antique car reminds me the face of an old little man, with tired eyes, a small nose and still smiling. Can you see that as well, or am I drinking too much?
I looked around, but no more sign of gold and that may explain why only ghosts are there now. Unfortunately it was totally unsafe to go in, otherwise I bet it would have been a great place for some fantastic shots!!
This lake gives an idea of the result of many years of drought. Hopefully it is over and we will see the life back here. At the moment just a desert, with lots of salt around.
This is a fantastic open-air sculpture exhibition not too far away from Broken Hill, in the middle of the outback. Not be missed, go there for the sunset!!
Silverton is the little outback town where Mad Max II was filmed.....many artists have moved there. It's a great slow place with lots of artistic inspiration.
Mildura is the natural border to the outback, as well as the last town of Victoria, the Melbourne state. After that, the desert, and a sand storm is not unusual there....it remembered me a foggy day in North of Italy, although hot.
Let's start this week with something very unusual in the outback, a 007 car. I looked for James Bond around, but nowhere, only two car lovers that challenged the desert, with the hope to avoid possible sand storms.
It seems and it really felt as the far west. I always love cycling, however it was hot and there was no mercy from the 4WD running on the same road. Sometime it was hard to see the road with all the dust. Arrived at the walls of China, the view paid back all the effort. I love the Australian →
I was said that European love the outback, and I fully understand the reason. It all seems so wide, without borders, without a direction, never ending, infinite space. Actually it is. The size of a continent with as many people as in my native town, well maybe not as many. You can drive for hours without meeting any other human, →