I’ve Been To Hell And Back, Many Times


Hells Gate is the entrance to a 13,000 hectares farming property on the flat Hay Plain in outback New South Wales. It lies between Hay and Balranald on a featureless stretch of saltbush, which is generally accepted to be the flattest region on earth. Continue reading “I’ve Been To Hell And Back, Many Times”

World’s First Decorated Christmas Tree


Given the multiplicity of other more obvious attractions within the square, you might be forgiven for missing this ‘sight’ when visiting the Town Hall Square in Riga.

The slightly domed plaque, depicted in my attached picture, is located on the ground between the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and the House of Blackheads. Continue reading “World’s First Decorated Christmas Tree”