Friday, February 1, 2008

Theme Post for February - What your city is known for…….

What your city is known for…….It’s Beauty and it’s Violence

Beauty – stunning scenery, wonderful friendly people and seas filled with colourful coral and a myriad of sea creatures.

This photo was taken by Ray on 7 Oct 2006

Violence – the effects of the German and Japanese invasions and the resulting wars, and geological upheavals in the form of earthquakes and the ever present volcano, Mt Tavurvur

29 comments:

lynn said...

Gosh what a couple of fantastic photos. The second, so dramatic! The first, utterly beautiful. Can i come there? :)

Jim said...

Both pictures are stunning.

oldmanlincoln said...

I would have to change my shorts if I was standing there and saw that bottom picture. Wow.

Deslilas said...

I trust you.
Wild beauties.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Talk about "Beauty and the Beast"!

Both sides are still so beautiful. I'm with Abe. I don't think I'd be that calm standing in front of a spewing volcano!

alicesg said...

Wow, the Volcano is scary but it is a once in a lifetime chances of capturing an exploding volcano.

dive said...

Woohoo!
Our stupid hills don't do that.
It's not fair.

Jilly said...

Brilliant, as always, Jules.

Keropok Man said...

I like both photos too!

Oh, the water is so so clear!

Happy Theme Day!

M.Benaut said...

Rabaul DP just keeps getting better.
I would kill to see that volcano, those magnificent waters and what there is to see under them.

Happy Theme Day to you, to HWDB and to Benson.
And to the gang in the Land Down under.

Vos photos sont merveilleuses ! Merci.

Gordon said...

Such a contrast! As usual both photos are outstanding.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Great juxtaposition. From the calm of the blue water to that amazing eruption. Great post!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Fantastic pictures.. as always.

Waldo Oiseau said...

What an interesting contrast between the two photos as well as concepts.

Jackie said...

Wonderful pictures - as always! Actually I knew next to nothing about Rabaul and PNG until I found your blog, so for me what your city is known for is Rabaul DP!

Neva said...

It's the volcano that I remember and, hey girlfriend...you failed to mention the BUGS --that are gigantic gonormous! Nice photo!

Uma por Dia said...

Nice and gorgeous choises !

Nabeel said...

that's a pretty cool site .. cool and frightening. From all the things you mentioned, this one (volcano) is natural.

zentmrs said...

Both shots are wonderful!

Southern Heart said...

You always have such stunning photos...and a beautiful area for inspiration, too!

imac said...

Great captures.

Willow said...

The photos bring back so many memories of Indonesia/West Papua. I love love the warm coastal waters.

Ruth said...

Stunning is the only word for it. Amazing to live in such a gorgeous place!

lv2scpbk said...

I like how you compared the photos. Love the first one.

American Fork said...

WOW! Two incredible photos.

sam said...

Looks like an interesting place. So much beauty tempered by the ever present threat of volcanic upheaval. I gues we don't find perfection anywhere, not even in paradise

g_mirage said...

What wonderful blue water! I hope to visit that someday!

Joy said...

Great shots, Jules! I am sure you love where you live right now. Want some snow?


Do swing by Norwich Daily Photo!

joy
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The Goddess In You

rosi said...

Takes me back to the big guria there in july, 1971, had been there only three weeks (as a just married 19 year old kiwi gal)and we got hit- eight point 4 with a tidal wave thru the shops and the police station...woo-hoo; no wonder I had the runs! it wuz nerves!!
I'd love to go back to Rabaul, would go tomorrow given half the chance....