We’ve just received some really great news 🙂
Jad and Milton, the owners of Societe Food & Wine Bar – 1/9-15 Danks Street Waterloo have told us that our Antarctic exhibition – Frozen Lenses, is the ‘best, most professional exhibition we’ve ever had at the cafe.’
And as there are lots and lots of people continuing to visit the cafe to view our photos, could we possibly leave the exhibition up for another two weeks?
FROZEN LENSES – our photographic journey to the Antarctic is showing for another TWO WEEKS till 14th July at Societe Food & Wine Bar – 1/9-15 Danks Street Waterloo.
How cool is that? (sorry)
Ok, so as I’m all fired up about the ANTARCTIC, here are some of the coolest facts (sorry again:)
1.The lowest recorded Antarctic temperature of -89.2 C was at the the Russian Research Station, Vostok on 21st July, 1983…
– When I went to the Antarctic, I wore clothes made from state of the art breathable fabrics that were warm, windproof and, most importantly, kept me dry. Early Antartic explorers wore heavy woollen fabrics and outer layers that would soak up the moisture produced by sweat.
Getting dressed in the morning would often involve putting on outfits that were FROZEN SOLID with ice in the fabric. The garment would gradually become more flexible as it warmed up.
– Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest, coldest place on earth.
– Shackleton’s Hut is situated at Cape Royds, Ross Island and was constructed by Shackleton and nine of his crew in 1908. They spent an entire year in this hut during his 1907-1909 expedition. Today it still holds over 5000 items including cuff links, darned trousers, a jar of gherkins, penguin eggs, seal blubber, books and canned food which have all been preserved by the cold weather.
Google has recently taken some fisheye photographs and created a 360 degree panoramic photograph of the hut.
To view inside Shackleton’s hut, click on the map below. You can use the navigator on the top left, or I find it easier to click the mouse anywhere on the map and drag the photo to view. You can also make the map bigger by clicking on the top right corner. Spend some time really looking at the provisions. It’s as though time has stood still…absolutely fascinating!!!
– At the beginning of winter, the Antarctic sea ice advances by approximately 100,000 square kilometres PER DAY, and eventually doubles the size of Antarctica, adding up to an extra 20 million square kilometres of ice around the land mass. WOW! That’s approximately double the size of Australia’s land mass. This ice then breaks up and melts each year. Unbelievable.
Australian Antarctic Division; Dome A; 21st May 2013, accessed 2nd July 2013 < http://www.antarctica.gov.au/living-and-working/stations/other-locations/dome-a>