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Images of Canberra – A lava lamp or Telstrayama?

By johnboy - 17 July 2009 29

[First filed: July 07, 2009 @ 10:01]

Over the last few weeks I’ve been thinking I should get out of a frosty night and try to get a photograph of Black Mountain Tower with its new party lighting scheme.

Fortunately Kako Si has been kind enough to send in her photos.

From what I’ve heard they’re testing a coloured lighting rig for special occasions and it will soon be returning to classic white.

Perhaps the NCA could usefully formulate a protocol for coloured buildings?

Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com

UPDATED: By special request of the drunks at the party I was at on Saturday night (and the very best sort of drunks they were!) here’s a poll on how you all want the lighting used:

Parti-Coloured Telstrayama

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Images of Canberra – A lava lamp or Telstrayama?
kathysav 5:06 pm 07 Jul 09

I really like the lighting – fits in with the war memorial etc.

toriness 2:21 pm 07 Jul 09

harvyk1 said :

I hope they keep it going, the traditional white was getting a little boring, and the idea of having a large tower changing colour ever few minutes does seem kinda cool.

same – and same for all the other buildings that are lit up in colour for ‘special occasions’ – make them pretty colours all the time!

CapitalK 1:34 pm 07 Jul 09

who is Mal?

jennybel75 1:13 pm 07 Jul 09

Yes for the humour, but as I’m sure you know it’s called Black Mountain – the tower is the only part that has a link to Telstra

Yes, I do know it’s actually called Black Mountain, but thanks for the clarification for those who might have forgotten/ been confused/ have no sense of humour.

ant 12:56 pm 07 Jul 09

It looks a bit like the statue of Liberty’s torch with that lighting.

Back when it was built (amid outcry at teh desecration of a hilltop) it was known as Mal’s Needle but that name fell into disuse.

kakosi 12:34 pm 07 Jul 09

Speaking of names – it has a website but nothing on it to explain the Psychedelic colour show.

kakosi 12:16 pm 07 Jul 09

Thanks – I have it in a few more colours on my flickr pages. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kakosi/

RandomGit 12:15 pm 07 Jul 09

Special occasions? Do it all the time, cheaper and more convinient than a flouro paint job.

CapitalK 10:56 am 07 Jul 09

Forgot to say – love the pic, love the lights
I heard that they use less electricity and hence are cheaper to run than the white.

DanRayner 10:48 am 07 Jul 09

Nice pic 🙂

CapitalK 10:45 am 07 Jul 09

jennybel75 said :

Why do you call it Telstrayama?

Fujiyama = Mt Fuji

Telstrayama = Mt Telstra

At least that’s what I’m assuming.

Yes for the humour, but as I’m sure you know it’s called Black Mountain – the tower is the only part that has a link to Telstra

harvyk1 10:44 am 07 Jul 09

I hope they keep it going, the traditional white was getting a little boring, and the idea of having a large tower changing colour ever few minutes does seem kinda cool.

jennybel75 10:41 am 07 Jul 09

Why do you call it Telstrayama?

Fujiyama = Mt Fuji

Telstrayama = Mt Telstra

At least that’s what I’m assuming.

peterh 10:33 am 07 Jul 09

I saw it the other night transition from purple to red, green & blue. was very pretty, but did not take a pic at the time. Now I can show the wife that I wasn’t delusional…

Bam Bam 10:15 am 07 Jul 09

Why do you call it Telstrayama?

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