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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by pilgrim, Mar 16, 2020.
yeah badboy Charlie hehe and....... who's that guy on left - I know him too?
That’s quite interesting. I’ve always found the culture of Australia appealing and admired the humor with which they seem to approach life there. All I can imagine is that when living in such a huge and untamed land, one learns to recognize their limitations and see the humor of the situation.
yes it certainly helps
As a great American once said ..... "every man's gotta know his limitations" hehe
90% geographically, but not demographically. urban population is 86%.
But right now I'm jealous of your location!
I sincerely do not intend to offend anyone, but after living in Sydney for a year, I started telling people that if you mixed a bit of England with Texas, you'd get something in the ballpark of Australia. A very rough approximation of course.
Thats funny, my buddy in Adelaide who visits us every other year sez its like Riverside, CA exception nature wants to kill you in Oz
Possible Riverside is in a very big county!
No offence here, I can see that, in saying that after living in Sydney for year i did move back to Brisbane lol.
Will say though which ever way Waxhead lives 2hrs from Sydney, both up the coast and down the coast is lovely, Sydney is nice too just a little up there living wise for my family unfortunately, Melbourne is awesome, S.A and Perth is great too, which looks like will all be closed on all borders now too as things get serious now.
I guess what I'm saying is everyone should come visit once the travel bans lift, not all the wildlife want to kill you just most of it.
Yeah, the wildlife wants to kill you... Like the mountain lions (hang on, no cats in Australia! Well, ferals only), wolves (the Asian wolf - the dingo - is shy), wolverines, grizzlies, black bears.... Well, we do have 'Drop Bears', but...
You should all come for a visit, if at all possible.
Love the NSW coast, and Sydney, and Tassie, and Perth, and live in Qld, and...
yeah and the urban size is a very small town by your standards.
All of Northern Territory has 244,000 people and 132,000 of that is in Darwin - area = 1.421 million km²
Western Aust has 2.5 million people total and 1.9 million of that is in Perth - area = 2.646 million km².
The northern provinces of Canada are similar.
Hard to offend us
When did you live in Sydney Henry ??
ok, now I really think this is this is too much for us in Croatia. after couple of earthquakes in last two days while fighting corona and heavy wind storm, now we have heavy snow!!!!’ What is next? locust?
snow after very injured buildings and their roofs in center of Zagreb is the worst scenario. this is like a bad apocalipse movie.
Wow! I know a bit about those things so be careful! Keep your roof clear!
All of 2004. My wife was a law clerk at the federal court, I studied economics at University of Sydney.
And to put into perspective how stupid and ignorant my comparison was, I've only spent 4 days in England (another 4 days in Scotland), and aside from flight stopovers, I have never visited Texas, LoL.
I saw this last night while walking my dogs.
I’m sure it’s changed a bit. But I was fortunate enough to to make it to both Sydney and Perth 20 years ago. Both city’s had their own flavor and we’re friendly with great people. We hope to make a stop there while visiting a friend in Japan once my son is older.
I went to Australia and New Zealand with my high school choir. In fact, I only joined the choir for that trip. The English Texas is pretty close to my recollection. What I would give to have that trip again and pay a little more attention to my surroundings. Youth is indeed wasted on the young.
There is a movie called The Dish, about the role the radio telescope in Parkes played in Apollo 11. I love the way the culture is portrayed. It’s quite familiar to anyone that knew small-town America, yet there was a British influence which gave it a different flavor.
My conclusion is that it showed the human spirit, which manifests itself under all sorts of conditions. Texas was, in essence, a nation which broke away from Mexico and has its own distinct culture, which has a broad streak of individualism. There was a degree of isolation involved and a land which was rugged and untamed at the time.
If we compare this to Australia, there are some parallels and, of course, Australia is very isolated, so it has had plenty of opportunity to develop its own cultural traits.
Indeed. When I was a kid my dad was a deacon. His buddies were the parish pastor and associate priests.
They were all Irish men except for dad who is Cuban. I remember visiting the parish rectory with dad on occasion. Guinness beer was always the preferred drink. When I became of age my 1st Guinness was at my parish with the parish priests. To be fair, non of them were drunkards.