At the back of Network Video Kenmore, Brisbane, Australia; near the TV series and documentaries.
Video rental stores are examples of a market driven supply versus demand. The latest releases command prime position at the front: one night loans at the highest price; gradually moving around the side and back walls as they slowly become 3-day and 7-day rentals; and finally end up in the middle where the vast majority of titles are found. Action, drama, commedy and childrens sections are well stocked for the mainstream audiences; sci-fi and horror merit their own category for the fans; foreign films and documentaries provide gems for those who look for them. TV series are for the dedicated audience, offering entire seasons of episodes in a single rental. Finally, reduced prices and alternative delivery channels saw the decline of the economic viability of video rental stores.
This video store had been open for 25 years and closed in May 2014.
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.