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Life keeps finding a way

By 2 January 2014
Life keeps finding a way

A seen in an Inner North Park this morning.
They might have cut away the whole tree.
They might have poisoned the stump.
But there’s something alive down there and it’s not giving up just yet.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

New Years Eve 2014 in three pictures

By 2 January 2014
New Years Eve 2014 in three pictures

Pete has sent in three great contrasting pictures of Civic this year for the New Years festivities.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. September.

By 1 January 2014
Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. September.

As we work into the new year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
September gave us:

1) Harold found this corker:

2) Genie found this gem in Nishi:

3) Alexa gave us this one:

4) Ledanta appreciated consideration for pedestrians:

Stay tuned for the best of October tomorrow. Keep sending parking pictures in to images@the-riotact.com with the word [...]

Fireworks from the suburbs

By 31 December 2013
Fireworks from the suburbs

The kelpies were all locked up for the 9pm fireworks tonight but I quite enjoyed the view from the garden.
Roll on midnight.
If you’ve got pictures of the fireworks by all means send them in to images@the-riotact.com .

Do L Plates and Biohazard mix?

By 31 December 2013
Do L Plates and Biohazard mix?

An anonymous friend has sent in this interesting combination seen on the cotter road turning north onto the parkway.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. August.

By 31 December 2013
Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. August.

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
August gave us:

1) An anonymous reader upset the young liberals with this one:

2) Col made matters worse although it should be noted Ms Jones claims building at the Trinity School had lead to an exemption being granted

3) [...]

The Nature of the Monkey was… Irrepressible!

By 31 December 2013
The Nature of the Monkey was... Irrepressible!

As seen in O’Connor this afternoon, I gather they’re up all around Canberra.
As this nation of bastards competes to see who can be the biggest bastard coated bastard with a soft bastard centre to vulnerable people it’s nice to see someone fighting the fight.
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Quadcopter’s eye view of the Great Oxley Fire aftermath. Now with video!

By 31 December 2013
Quadcopter's eye view of the Great Oxley Fire aftermath. Now with video!

Rotor Media have sent in some aerial views of last night’s fire path on Oxley Hill:
More images re Oxley Fire (Aerial from a quadcopter)
See attached aerial images of the aftermath of the Oxley Fire. Emergency Services still present to ensure it does not flare up.

Got images of Canberra you want to share with the [...]

The Great Oxley Conflagration of 2013 in pictures

By 31 December 2013
The Great Oxley Conflagration of 2013 in pictures

In the wake of last night’s fire Swoalah has sent in these pictures:
A couple of photos of the grass fire on Oxley Hill tonight.
We heard the explosion as we were walking around the lake and the hill was already well alight by the time we saw it, so it seems likely that the fire [...]

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. July.

By 30 December 2013
Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. July.

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
July gave us:

1) Waston was enraged by this school crossing obstruction:

2) I found this favourite in Dickson:

3) Busbooster was couldn’t go past by this effort in Kingston:

4) Ishai was impressed by flawless parking by a strange looking [...]

Another Canberra Time Lapse

By 30 December 2013
Another Canberra Time Lapse

2013 has been a great year for time-lapse videos of Canberra (I’ll buy a pint for anyone who can parody the form).
Doubleconvex has brought a late entry to the pack:
Visit http://www.doubleconvex.com for more on how I make these time-lapse short films.
I’m of the opinion that the Capital of Australia doesn’t get enough promotion. When people [...]

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. June.

By 29 December 2013
Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. June.

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
June gave us:

1) Darrell had a real corker from Hobart Place:

2) Matt discovered an unusual level of affirmative action in ACT Policing:

3) The Bus Driver found a real gem at Anzac Park West:

4) Dilandau found that money [...]

A brave new adventure in ice storage?

By 28 December 2013
A brave new adventure in ice storage?

Tim has spotted this one out and about:
Who needs a fridge when u have a driveway?
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. April.

By 27 December 2013
Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. April.

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
April gave us:

1) Andy found this effort lurking in New Acton:

2) Claire fell victim to the rare double-double park at ANU.

3) Evan sent in a particularly privileged parking effort:

4) Tim sent this one in from Rivett:

Stay tuned [...]

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. March.

By 23 December 2013
Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. March.

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
March gave us:
1) Damien sent in this intriguing parking display by a hitherto surviving Milko:

2) RP071 sent in one for the ages:

3) Bitterness got diagramatic:

4) Mark found this on Mort Street:

Stay tuned for the best of April [...]

Complete Cotter Dam expansion construction time lapse!

By 23 December 2013
Complete Cotter Dam expansion construction time lapse!

Four minutes and forty five seconds of construction porn glory!
This time lapse video captures the four year construction of the Cotter Dam. The wall is 80 metres high, with the enlarged reservoir now capable of holding 76 gigalitres. Check out the ACTEW Channel for more episodes about the Cotter Dam construction and its people.

Reid’s shopping trolley graveyard

By 23 December 2013
Reid's shopping trolley graveyard

Just down the hill from the War Memorial is a little depot, and behind that is, it seems, where the lost shopping trolleys are corralled.
A lot more Coles than Wooleys it seems.
[Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com ]

It’s not quite mooning the google car, but close

By 22 December 2013
It's not quite mooning the google car, but close

This just in from Greg:
Found this amusing image on Google maps.
Lane Place, Spence.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Evening light at the Pinnacle

By 21 December 2013
Evening light at the Pinnacle

from tonight’s dog walk.
[ED - Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com ]

Going to be a scorcher!!

By 20 December 2013
Going to be a scorcher!!

8.00 am at the Pinnacle, and it’s already bloomin hot!!
[ED - Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com ]

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. February.

By 18 December 2013
Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. February.

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
February gave us:
1) A dark and hungry God of bad parking arose in Jamison. Loxmyf sent this one in:

2) Chris found a funny looking Motorcycle at the ANU:

3) Guy presented us with the dawn of elevated parking [...]

“Galore” trailer released on YouTube

By 17 December 2013

“Galore”, the feature film which wrapped production in Canberra just on 12 months ago has released a teaser trailer, in conjunction with their official selection to the Berlin International Film Festival.
Many locals appeared in the film as extras (and even bit-parts), and several of the crew were recruited from the local film community. [...]

Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. January.

By 17 December 2013
Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. January.

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.
January gave us:
1) Sheepgroper’s spot in Pialligo:

2) On Kingston’s Jardine St Sirocco found an Audi doing what comes naturally:

3) Arf gave us an A for effort in Yarralumla:

4) The Gungahlin Magnet Mart presented this opportunity for Allen:

Stay [...]

Martyo’s Skywhale makes for the Chief Minister’s Christmas Card

By 17 December 2013
Martyo's Skywhale makes for the Chief Minister's Christmas Card

It seems we still warrant an e-card from the Chief Minister.
Even more delightfully Martin Ollman (aka MartyO in these parts) is credited with the image, which is a nice way to round out the year.

On a window at Kippax

By 11 December 2013
On a window at Kippax

P1 sent us in this image:

I have no words.
P1 may be speechless, but Alex Jones is never lacking in words.
As a bonus treat, here’s a video where Alex Jones compares the NFL to Stalin for not wanting to let people bring guns into their games:

Stay Classy Belconnen

By 9 December 2013
Stay Classy Belconnen

Grump sent us this super classy piece of graffiti.
Found this morning on my run/ride – new since Saturday.

Because I can, my favourite scene from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Park that Monday right here

By 9 December 2013
Park that Monday right here

Hey Rioters, Riotesses, and Rioteers!
Not that we’ve all partied down at a bunch of weddings over the weekend, let’s get down to some serious parking business.
It’s time for another dose of poor parking.
If you’ve got some shots you’d like to share send them to images@the-riotact.com, make sure to use the word parking in the subject [...]

Well that didn’t take long. Vandals strike On The Staircase again.

By 8 December 2013
Well that didn't take long. Vandals strike On The Staircase again.

This just in to us via Twitter.
ArtsACT need to try harder on vandal-proofing.
Or just electrify after hours.
Saddened to see Keld Moseholm's "On the staircase" is missing a man again. Disgusting vandalism. cc @The_RiotACT http://t.co/1wOeN2TQkm
— Sonja Barfoed (@SonjaBarfoed) December 8, 2013

UPDATE: Intriguingly this morning only one little man is missing:

The little buggers might get braver but they don’t get any smarter

By 8 December 2013
The little buggers might get braver but they don't get any smarter

Woden town centre at midday today. The saturated green of the trees. The acres of concrete since the pool was filled in.The metal sculpture that probably symbolises something profound although it’s not my thing.The vermin defacing it that didn’t think that someone might be taking a happy snap of their doings in broad daylight.
I’m [...]

Getting ready to party down at the Tax Office

By 6 December 2013
Getting ready to party down at the Tax Office

Sheep Groper spotted this shipment of booze and came up with a theory:
Spotted behind the Tax building this morning by their delivery dock. Looks like lubrication for a few hundred farewells.

Martin Ollman’s Centenary People

By 3 December 2013
Martin Ollman's Centenary People

MartyO has produced a veritable magnum opus of portrait photography from this year’s Centenary of Canberra.
It’s quite the journey so enjoy the slideshow:

Two great things Poetix saw

By 3 December 2013
Two great things Poetix saw

Poetix sent us a couple of shots from the National Botanic Gardens:
Here’s something I never thought to see in Canberra: Sturt’s Desert Pea. Photo taken on my phone at the National Botanic Gardens in the new Central Australian area up past the lawns.
If you don’t like lizards, don’t go at the moment. [...]

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