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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Paronella Park Ballroom


Paronella Park is one of the most bizarre historical places in Australia. In short it used to be a .. castle. Yes, there are or rather were castles in Australia.

This one, build by a Spanish emigrant Jose Paronella. A man of passion for love and engineering. However this story will have to wait for another time and another post. Today, I have selected this photographs of the Paronella Park Ballroom wall to discuss design.

Child’s play


Children photography is under intense scrutiny from the public and law makers in Australia. A well known photographer Bill Henson is being investigated over his nude photography of adolescent children. Police has confiscated many of his works from a number of galleries.

My understating is none of the photos contained sexual scenes and thus, I am a bit puzzled why the word pornography is used to describe them. Everyone from a suburban house wife, who has never been to art gallery to Prime Minister of Australia, who expresses views as if he never visited a gallery either, seem to have only negative comments on Bill Henson’s photographs.

What next, in this politically correct word? Will the mob take to hammers and smash down all statues of naked people (statue of David anyone?) and erase the endless number of naked bodies from classic paintings starting perhaps with Sistine Chapel?

I hope before this happens you will have time to enjoy this playful child chasing after a colourful bubble under a watchful eye of his mum.