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Passu Paradise, Pakistan: Our Trip 6

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Featured Image: Corner on the KKH with the Passu Glacier in the background, Passu, Pakistan 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2022 This is the seventh article in travelling the Karakorum Highway series. The others are: 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 3 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 6 Rain …

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Rain, Danger in Sust, Pakistan: Our Trip 5

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Featured Image: Magnificent Glacier Riven Mustagh Ata, 7546m, between Tashkurgan and Kashgar, China, 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 May 2022 This is the sixth article in travelling the Karakorum Highway series. The others are: 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 3 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 7 Passu Paradise. The …

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Postcard from McLaren Vale

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Featured Image: McLaren Vale Vineyards Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 April 2022 My postcard series is idiosyncratic. The postcards are short descriptions of travel and places, but there is no theme or rhyme or reason. They are short snippets about things that you might not have heard about or experienced otherwise. The series so far are: 1 Boudhanath Stupa, …

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Clive Purcell WWI Soldier

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Featured Image: Frank Hurley, Infantry Marching in Single File to the Front Line, Western Front 1917, State Library NSW Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 1 March 2022 Also see the article about Clive’s sister Annie Purcell WWI nurse. Clive Purcell WWI Soldier, Gallipoli and France/Flanders, 1915-1919 Main Points What was the Australian Infantry Force (AIF) in World War I (WWI)? …

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Annie Purcell WWI Nurse

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Featured Image: Clive and Annie Purcell, Studio Portrait, Sandhill Camp, England, June 1918 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 2 February 2022 Also see the article about Annie’s brother Clive Purcell WWI soldier. Auntie Nam,  Annie Watkins Bennett Vize Purcell, WWI Nurse (1887-1941) Introduction My mother called her Auntie Nam. She liked and admired her greatly. She was the sister of …

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Hunza Valley, Pakistan: Our Trip 4

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Featured Image: Lady Finger or Bublimating (6000 metres) and Hunza Peak (6270 m) above Karimabad, Hunza Valley, Pakistan. Ultar Peak (7388 m), Bojahagur Duanasir II (7329 m) are within 5 km. Rakaposhi (7788 m) and Diran Peak (7266 m) although around 27 kilometres away dominate the horizon across the river and the Karakorum Highway, KKH, May 1995. Breadtag Sagas ©: …

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Extreme Polo in Gilgit Pakistan: Our Trip 3

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Featured Image: Shandur Pass Polo Festival, photo by Shipton Trekking, the polo ground is at 12,300 feet (3800 metres) and the mountains rise up to 8,000 feet higher Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 2 August 2021 This is the fourth article on our trip up and down the KKH. The others are 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower …

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Besham to Gilgit the KKH Terrain: Our Trip 2

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Featured Image: Indus Valley from Alai Road Looking Towards Besham Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 July 2021 This is the third article on our trip up and down the KKH. The others are 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 6 Rain Danger, Sust. 7 Passu Paradise. The Kashgar …

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Clarice Beckett Painter, 1887-1935

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2021 Clarice Beckett Australian Painter, 1887-1935 rediscovered in 1971 Introduction We are house-sitting in McLaren Vale in South Australia for three-and-a-half weeks. I have covered house-sitting before in Germany and England in earlier articles. House-sitting is a great alternative to tourism because it takes you to wonderful places that you probably wouldn’t go …

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The Karakorum Highway KKH

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Featured Image: Nanga Parbat, the ‘Killer Mountain’ 8126 metres, from Fairy Meadow, 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 April 2021 This is the first article in travelling the Karakorum Highway series. The others are: 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 3 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 6 Rain, Danger Sust, 7 Passu …

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The Last Five Years: Global Threats 2021

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Featured Photo: Five hundred homes were lost in Canberra in 2003; the whole coastal and near inland of south-eastern Australia was aflame in 2019/2020. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 March 2021 This is the companion to Killing Osama bin Laden, Update 2021 which covered global politics over the last five years. The update was for three articles on the …

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Killing Osama bin Laden, Update 2021

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Featured Photo: Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer, 4.06 pm EST, 1 May 2011, Situation room for bin Laden raid Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 February 2021 The Killing of Osama bin Laden, Update 2021 In July to September 2015, I wrote three articles on The Last Days of Osama bin Laden. These were: 1 Abbottabad, 28 July 2015; …

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Life Fragments

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2021 Life Fragments I A work by Tony Stewart in September 2002. Introduction One of the pluses and minuses of making photomedia artworks on the computer — as well as not enough time in the fresh air — is that it is possible to make very large works that will sit in cyberspace …

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Hummingbirds

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Featured Image: The Zion Canyon camping area at Watchman on the Virgin River where hummingbirds flew over the river Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 July 2020 Hummingbirds Preamble The featured image shows just how adaptable specialist hummingbirds who migrate to North America are and have to be in the habitats they migrate through and to. Hummingbirds are feisty and …