Housed at the RAF Museum in London
Monday, May 24, 2021
This steam engine is a tandem compound design, with a high and low pressure cylinder. The high pressure cylinder is the small one, closest to the camera. You can see the insulated steam line leading from there to the steam chest of the larger, low pressure cylinder. This engine was built, and still operates, in Ballarat Australia at the Sovereign Hill historical site.
Monday, May 17, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
Grampians National Park, Victoria Australia This view is from the early stages of the Beehive falls to Mt. Difficult trail.
This is vaguely reminiscent of the desert varnish I remember from Utah and other parts of the southwestern US, but with a very gray cast to it rather than being nearly black. It's still quite visible which surfaces are 'new' by the orange and yellow hues. Of course by new I mean they've probably been exposed a few thousand years or less.