Logan Daily Photo

This blog is to show daily photos of Logan City. This City is located just south of Brisbane City in Queensland, Australia. Logan is Queensland's third largest city and one that is young, dynamic and booming with growth. Home to 500 parks, the beautiful Logan River, local art galleries and a world class University.

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Monday, July 31, 2006

We aim to help the koalas


Hi, I'm back posting every day again.

This wooden plaque shows the aims of the Koala Center.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Weddings, parties, anything


Sorry, I have had a bit of trouble uploading pictures.

This is just off the walkway that takes you into the Koala center. Its main use is for weddings, but you can hire it out for whatever you need to present or have people watch.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Termite mound


Normally you would see these just by themselves. The nest would be underground where they cultivate their food, fungus. They make new vents and close old ones to regulate temperature so their food stays at the right temperature.

When the mound is up against a tree, it means the nest is inside the tree.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Pathway through the trees


These pathways bring you higher into the tree so it is easier to spot a koala. There wern't any around (except indoors, which I will show you later) when I visited.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Start of a Series - Daisy Hill Koala Centre


The bushland area between Daisy Hill and Redland Bay is important koala habitat. So, it is very fitting that a centre dedicated to koala conservation should be located there.

Koalas are a threatened species in the Southeast Queensland bioregion. In March 2004, the koala was included in the vulnerable species category of the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 1994 because of a significant decline in the numbers of animals in the wild. The bioregion includes the Daisy Hill and Redland Bay area, as it stretches from the New South Wales border to Gladstone and west to Toowoomba.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

End of a series


Peace

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Front entry


It is thought that Buddhism arrived in Australia with the Chinese miners of the Gold Rush era. Today Buddhism spans the multicultural landscape of modern Australian society with Buddhists from a multitude of ethnic backgrounds constituting an estimated population of some 200,000 people. It has been identified as the fastest growing religion in the country.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Elephant


Venerable Master Hsing Yun is the founder of the Foguangshan Buddhist order (originated from Taiwan.). His Dharma name, Hsing Yun, means 'star cloud' whilst foguangshan means “Buddha's Light Mountain”. After enduring poverty and oppression during World War II, he devoted his life to revitalising Buddhism so that it belongs to people – not just reclusive monastic orders.

Venerable Master Hsing Yun is an energetic and dynamic person from humble beginings, within his own lifetime he has developed a global organisation – the Buddha's Light Internatioanl Association (BLIA) that has libraries, temples and free health clinics around the world in over 200 locations. He is recognised as a world Buddhist leader alongside peers like the Dali Lama.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Gardens of the Chung Tian Buddhist Temple


‘Chung Tian Temple’ (which means ‘middle heaven’) was constructed in 1992 using traditional Chinese Buddhist architecture – it is situated between Brisbane and Logan, Queensland. Surrounded by nature, the Temple provides a peaceful and culturally beautiful venue for the community to celebrate their multicultural diversity and multi-faith harmony through Humanistic Buddhism.

As there were "no photography" signs up at the temple building entrance and inside, I only got photos of the gardens and the statues at the carpark entrance.

More info to follow.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Harmony

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Serenity

Friday, July 14, 2006

Peace

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Tranquility

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Scratch ear lohan


Sorry, for personal reasons, I couldn't post yesterday.

The above picture is the description for Scratch Ear Lohan.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Scratch ear lohan


Description via his plaque in tomorrows daily photo.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Statue information

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Elephant riding Lohan


He's not on an elephant now (I show you it in a future post), but this I presume is part of his seat. I will show you the plaque relating to this one tomorrow.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Start of a Series - Buddhist temple


There are several of these statues lining the entrance to this temple. They each have a plaque beside them explaining their significance to Buddhism.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Pause of a series - Mayes Cottage

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Old items


Some of the things used in days gone by. One of the items, the iron, must be placed on the stove to heat up so it can be used.

Once that heat is used, it must go back to the stove and it was very heavy.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

More in the kitchen


A coffee grinder.

Daisy was always busy making cream, butter, jams and bottling fruit, preserving what she could for the off-season. Daisy would make or mend cloths on the sewing machine and then cook what was needed for a family hungry after a full day's work. There was no timer on the wood-burning stove and certainly no microwave to speed up the cooking. Baking bread was a daily necessity. It would take anything up to three hours to prepare a roast dinner for the table. When Daisy wasn't busy in the kitchen, she was boiling clothes in the copper so her family had clean sheets and underwear.

Monday, July 03, 2006

In the Kitchen


Sorry for no post yesterday, I was on holiday for 2 days.

This is one of the old stoves which you would have to fill with wood to use.

The Kitchen was built separate from the rest of the house, partly as a means of limiting the potential for a fire to take hold and destroy the entire house, the kitchen was the real centre of the family's daily life. Beyond all of the other rooms in the house, this was the place where Daisy, like most pioneering women, spent the great bulk of her time.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Main Bedroom


There are only 2 bedrooms in this house and the other bedroom has information boards about Mayes Cottage. This would mean all the kids would have to share one room.

Before this house was built, the entire family house that was only one room, would have fit in this space.