Raw Convergence 2008 Opening Night
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Raw Convergence 2008 Opening Night

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A cylindrical panorama from the opening of our first exhibition, Raw Convergence 2008. This exhibition was held three years consecutively in Brisbane Australia, showcasing up and coming local photographers.

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A: Raw Convergence 2008 Setup

by Paul Mears, less than 10 meters away

Raw Convergence 2008 Setup

B: Speech night for the boys

by John Nayler, 310 meters away

Why else would you dress like this on a Friday night

Speech night for the boys

C: South Bank Arbour

by Hoylen Sue, 330 meters away

The Arbour is a 1km walk through The Parklands. It is covered with bougainvillea plants. Their beauti...

South Bank Arbour

D: Ferris Wheel Night View Southbank Queensland

by GeeCeeImages, 400 meters away

Ferris Wheel Night View Southbank Queensland

E: Wheel of Brisbane

by Hoylen Sue, 440 meters away

The Wheel of Brisbane is a prominent feature of the South Bank Parklands. The ride provides views acr...

Wheel of Brisbane

F: The Wheel of Brisbane,

by John Nayler, 470 meters away

Located at Brisbane South bank.

The Wheel of Brisbane,

G: South Bank Brisbane

by Nick Hobgood, 500 meters away

South Bank Brisbane

H: Brisbane South Bank: riverside path

by Hoylen Sue, 520 meters away

The South Bank Parklands provides views across the Brisbane River to the Central Business District. A...

Brisbane South Bank: riverside path

I: On The Bridge, Brisbane

by Ivan Aliverti, 730 meters away

Brisbane is the capital of the Australian state of Queensland and is the largest city in that state. ...

On The Bridge, Brisbane

J: Brisbane River From The State Library

by Mark Breingan, 760 meters away

Brisbane River From The State Library

This panorama was taken in Australia

This is an overview of Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria.

We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

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