Where else would could you go and expect to find the winter Olympics on the TV, miners, construction workers, families, old timers, and a Scottish bar maid? If you guessed the Iron Clad Hotel in Marble Bar you would be right.
The Iron Clad, looks like it has seen many a year, and is frequented by all. The hamburgers were good and the drinks were cold, an important thing in the hottest town in Australia.
Everything out here reminds you of the constant struggle for water and fertile soil, but to add to trials, there is the constant threat of fire.
This was on the return journey from marble, and panorama from 9 vertical images. The temperature only reached 44 according to the car yesterday, but changing the flat tyre was still no fun
Here is the scene of what could have been the greatest loss to photography in two decades. Imagine if I dropped the Nikon D3x whilst dying from inhalation of cyanide. What a waste of a great camera! Tony Hewitt might have got the award winning photo, if only I had dropped dead!! Sorry Tone, I’ll make sure the dust is radioactive next time!
This stuff interests me and in the Pilbara there are lots of scenes like this. Industry is amazing to photograph, it is beautiful but deadly!! haha