December 16, 2011

Headed for the Antarctic

I passed all my units, in fact, more than passed them all. I still can't really believe it, especially given I was genuinely failing Italian at the end of the semester - 48% had become my arch nemesis, but I mustered up all my Dislocato Girl skills and owned it, and this song is a pretty accurate summary of how it made me feel. Oh yeah :D

Over the past few weeks I've had a ridiculous amount of spare time on my hand, and as people seem to do in this day in age, it's led to a lot of clicking random links on websites I've stumbled upon and seeing where it takes me, and this has got to be one of my favourites.

When I was a little kid, I did a project on Ernest Shackleton and his expedition on the Discovery to Antarctica in 1914, and I fell a little in love with the place (which is strange considering how tough that expedition was). After I'd done the project, we got to go to the IMAX theatre and watch a movie about it, which I thought was the greatest thing ever, and not wanting the joy to die, my 7-year old self proceeded to read a rather large book about it. Safe to say, I've wanted to go to the Antarctic ever since, and these photos, credited to Frank Hurley and taken between 1911 and 1914, make me want to go all the more. Enjoy!

Photos courtesy of the National Library of Australia


Cindy said...

These pictures are so weirdly hipster haha

Cindy said...


Antarctica Cruise said...

Glad to read about your project which sounds really interesting. I like above all pictures which you have shown above. I wish that i will also do same project as soon.

Rhianna Nelson said...

Thanks :) I did the project a long time ago, but finding the pictures has renewed my interest in it. Are you from the company that you have linked your post to?