A Wedding at the Winehouse! Langhorne Creek

The View from the Winehouse, Langhorne Creek, South Australia

Being a wedding photographer when your main claim to photographic fame is illustrating a book about toilets isn’t easy. There’s a world of difference between casually photographing stationary objects like scenic loos in their natural surroundings at one’s own pace; and trying to navigate a constantly moving target to capture the magic moments, mood and matrimonial minutiae at a wedding.

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Adelaide, Autumn and the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

Red Leaves in the Sunset

As any South Australian pedant (is that a tautology?) will know, Mount Lofty isn’t South Australia’s highest mountain. That honour, as said pedant/s would confirm, goes to the 1435 metre high Mount Woodroffe in South Australia’s far north up near the Northern Territory border. But Mount Woodroffe is a long way (and not visible) from state capital Adelaide, so Mount

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TOP Aussie Birding Spot #1 – Somewhere in the Adelaide Hills …

The Secret Lake in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia

I slowly climbed the hill through the knee high dry grass, each step raising a cloud of dust. Every stick looked like a snake. But that was better than the other way around. The heavy breathing behind me increased. The horse that owned the paddock was getting tetchy. I wondered what he’d do when he found out the camera bag

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Now you see it … OZ Scenic Public Toilet #32

Semaphore streetscape, Adelaide, South Australia

What’s a nice Scenic Public Toilet doing in a street like this? Who knew that exploring Adelaide beachside suburb Semaphore would reveal such an intriguing blend of almost tasteful camouflage and cutting edge convenience technology? Actually, who knew there WAS such cutting edge convenience technology?? Accidentally wandering into the main street’s residential zone after trawling the Semaphore shops for loot,

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GREEN with Envy! Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet #31, Adelaide Hills

Umbrellas at Tenafeate Creek Wines, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

I’m SOOOOO lucky. Not just because I’m based in South Australia’s splendidly scenic Adelaide Hills. Not just because I’m within cooee* of a clutch of supremely photogenic attractions. Not just because of Adelaide’s enviable Mediterranean climate. The real reason I’m so lucky? I live within 5 minutes of TWO of South Australia’s most Scenic Public Toilets!! You’ve already seen #18

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1000 Words About … Mangroves!

Mangrove Reflections, St Kilda Boardwalk, Adelaide, South Australia

Travellers downunder don’t generally associate South Australia’s Adelaide with mangroves*. Nor do they associate Adelaide with St Kilda**! But once past the tremendous view over the samphire flats to the Adelaide Hills, the mangrove boardwalk in tiny seaside enclave of St Kilda transports visitors into another world. And was once the setting of a dastardly rip-off that still assaults our

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #18 – The Most Glamorous Little Outhouse in OZ! One Tree Hill, SA

The Lion and the Loo, Art Through Da Vince’s Eyes, South Australia* Don’t let the stone lion fool you. We’re not at a garage sale of ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ props. And don’t be fooled into thinking the building behind the lion is a gatehouse. Oh no! It’s an Outback Outhouse. Or so it was described by the waitress at surreal

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Only in OZ #13 – The Whispering Wall, Adelaide, South Australia

Track on the Whispering Wall Dam Wall, Adelaide

Compared with other states, South Australia works hard to preserve the sanctity of its reservoirs. Their waters are generally unsullied by boating, skiing, fishing or swimming activities – and poorly maintained facilities tend to discourage visitors from lingering. But the Barossa Valley Reservoir’s Dam Wall is an exception. A short drive past Williamstown, north of Adelaide, the outlook from the

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #12 – Largs Bay, South Australia

Much of the appeal of Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets lies in their surroundings. Australia’s amazing coastal, rainforest, outback, regional, beach, bush and desert attractions often feature conveniences set amongst magnificent scenery – and sporting world class views. BUT … sadly, the actual amenities blocks usually don’t score highly in ANY kind of ‘WOW’ factor. No matter how spectacular the setting,

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