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Thursday, 12 November 2009

Inside the House of Bottles


You may recall I posted about the House of Bottles recently - here is one wall. As you can see the bottles are all cemented in. The stained glass window shows three Australian birds - the one at the top is the Fairy-wren or Blue Wren, they are found in South Eastern Australia in areas where rainfall exceeds 400 mm per annum. They are found in areas that combine a dense cover of low shrubs, tussocks and bracken interspersed with bare or open grassy ground in forests, heaths and scrub along the coast and inland watercourses.

The middle bird is the Kookaburra which has a very distinctive laugh and is more properly known as the Laughing Kookaburra.
This is what they sound like

Kookaburras grow to about 40 - 45 cm long and are regular visitors and sit on top of our fences or clothes hoists to investigate the garden. Other than their loud, long chuckling call, they thrash live food against tree branches until it is pulverised enough to swallow whole, and are also family oriented and older unmated birds will help feed their younger brothers and sisters.

The bird at the bottom is the Crimson Rosella and is found in NSW, Victoria and South Australia in open forest areas. The have a melodic piping call.


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6 comments:

arabesque said...

the interior's amazing!
i love the inverted glass bottled lighting fixtures! ^0^

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Yes thanks for the inside shot - the bottles do glow! Or at least those at the top with the sun coming through. Thanks for the Kookaburra video too, I had never heard their call, although the bird did feature in a song we learned as children in Girl Scouts in the US.

Listening to a whole flock of them must be, um, loud!

Christine, Three Rivers Daily Photo

johnny said...

Hi,
Someday I want to visit your beautiful city ...

Jacob said...

There is so much to absorb in this beautiful post. Love the glass house but wouldn't want to live there. And the Kookaburras are funny!

Avignon said...

The magnitude of this amethyst is very surprising !

Avignon said...

And the wall of bottles : j'adore !

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.