2012-01-01 to Today–double-posted

Good heavens! That’s the first quarter of 2012 done with! As I said in February: I have reached an age when the decades slide and blur and rush onwards. And for reasons that may become apparent if you follow that link I now add:

Posts most visited in the first quarter of 2012

  1. Home page 2,601 views since 1.1.2012
  2. A very personal Australia Day 26 January – my family 543
  3. Being Australian 16: inclusive multiculturalism Aussie style 9 – my tribes 440
  4. Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta Episode 3–SBS last night 327
  5. Nostalgia and the globalising world — from Thomas Hardy to 2010 207
  6. Being Australian 11: inclusive multiculturalism Aussie style 4 167
  7. Being Australian 20: poem and song, images, dreams, nostalgia, England 128
  8. Jack Vidgen–Australia’s Got Talent last night 127
  9. The Rainbow Warrior 127
  10. About 120
  11. Niggling example of political short-sightedness: Maldon-Dombarton rail link 116
  12. This may well be the best Australian history book I have EVER read! 99
  13. Being Australian 97
  14. Wollongong pioneers, Sydney High Rugby, HSC results, Jimi Hendrix’s underpants 92
  15. Australia’s Got Talent 2011 Grand Final 92
  16. Best documentary on climate change so far… 90
  17. “…the most truthful and disturbing image one can find of Australia in literature.”–Simon Leys 86
  18. Has school bullying increased? 86
  19. Wollongong local history 73
  20. Family history and mystery–the Indigenous connection 70

And on the photo blog:

  1. Home page 1,033
  2. Small Buddhist temple 3 30
  3. The ultimate old photos post 28
  4. 2009 Mardi Gras Fair Day 4 – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 27
  5. Shellharbour 2 – Beverley Whitfield Pool 25
  6. The amazing Surry Hills Library 1 23
  7. Corner of Goulburn and George Streets, Sydney 21
  8. Last night was a touch wet… 17
  9. Illawarra Flame Tree — Brachychiton acerifolius 17
  10. Lunch at The Hellenic Club, Figtree 16
  11. St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Wollongong — 1 15
  12. Pioneers: Wollongong’s Old Roman Catholic Cemetery — 2 15
  13. Waiting for Jack Vidgen — 1 14
  14. Revisiting Surry Hills: The Shakespeare Hotel and Devonshire Street 13
  15. Unanderra: Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception 13
  16. This place is SO beautiful! — 6 – Stuart Park and Puckeys — 2 12
  17. Wollongong Mall 12
  18. North Wollongong Beach in winter — 4 12
  19. Paddy’s Market to Ultimo 2 – the markets 12
  20. Loving Surry Hills 24: mosque 11

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#14 Revisiting Surry Hills…

Apparent demise of http://www.citydailyphoto.com/

Such a shame. I joined quite late: 2009 in fact.  I had been drawn to the site by Sydney by Sally, Australia. Once there I found so many other great photo blogs, quite a few of them far better than my own – indeed as good as you could possibly get. Yorkshire Daily Photo has listed those still active at the end of 2011. Here’s a sample:

Enjoy! I do miss the parent site though, and hope that perhaps it will return – but it’s not looking good.

Update

Julie from Sydney has apparently created CDPB Theme Day – a temporary substitute for City Daily Photo. The theme for April is Cobblestones.

As you may be aware, the server that hosted the City Daily Photo Blog portal was hacked in the middle of March 2012. The CDPB technical team has been working feverishly to re-establish the entire portal. A massive undertaking.

In case they are not back and running in time for the April Theme Day, and to take the pressure off them, we are providing this linking tool to enable you to join in with the Theme Day as much as possible…

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