Friday, 26 January 2007

Australia Day Snaps

Sydney HarbourJanuary 26th is Australia Day and a public holiday in these parts. Australia Day marks the occasion of first european settlement, or colonisation. The occasion is by no means celebrated by everybody. Events usually include a Sydney Ferry race on the harbour, fireworks and various protests by aboriginal groups.

With all the outdoor activities going on around the city and harbour, both Google and Microsoft are taking the opportunity to fly over the city to snap high-res photos. Microsoft is encouraging people to form objects and shapes to be seen from above and Google is going to shoot the area in detail for Google Maps.

If you live in the target area, it might be a good opportunity to stand on your roof and say cheese, or give the one fingered salute, whatever takes your fancy.

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