Category Archive: Travel

Honeysuckle Creek Space Tracking Station

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Yesterday, we headed back to the Namadgi National Park to look at another old space tracking station, at Honeysuckle Creek. Honeysuckle Creek, Space Tracking Station at EveryTrail EveryTrail – Find hiking trails in… Continue reading

Drive to Namadgi national park

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Today, Tracey recorded her first trip with Open GPS Tracker on her Android Galaxy III. After recording this trip the file was then brought into GPS Visualizer and finally Every Trail to create… Continue reading

Mehmet Caliskan, a Man of Many Talents

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During the artist residency at the Babayan Culture House we had the fortune to meet an extremely warm and and interesting man called Mehmet Caliskan. Mehmet runs the Babayan Evi Cave Boutique Hotel… Continue reading

çok lekker

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One of the surprising things that we didn’t really account for on our residency was the cross fertilisation of other cultures and languages aside from Turkish. We had imagined that we would immerse… Continue reading

Memories of Istanbul

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Today, we had a quiet day in the cave doing some computer based work.  Marty has been reacquainting himself with Freehand and I played with Flash to create this collage of sounds and… Continue reading

The beauty of light in Turkey

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When recently doing some research into  Turkish tulip designs,  I came across a blog by Aaminah Shakur who is a poet, artist and writer. Some of her work is inspired by the art of… Continue reading

Mehmet Ali’s Wunderkammer

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Yesterday, our host Willemijn introduced us to Mehmet Ali – a local artist and antique trader. He has the most wonderful collection of old maps, bric a brac, kilims and furniture. I find his… Continue reading

Gallipoli – a cultural connection

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So much of my thinking leading up to this trip has focused on how to engage with Turkey as cultural strangers, as people who have no direct connection to the culture and history… Continue reading

Saint Thecla – First Woman Evangelist

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We recently discovered the story of Thecla, who was a significant figure in early Christianity also hailing from Konya, one of the places we will be visiting in September. This is our adaptation… Continue reading

Various concepts of the map

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We have been discussing the various ways of thinking about the map, as our separate understanding of mapping is quite different on a number of levels. Marty’s training as a cartographer provides a… Continue reading