Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Uluru

Below is the most important photograph taken in this autumn's British Royalty tour of Australia.  



It pleases me that the young royals have chosen to come to this very important monument - not because it is so well known as a symbol of the red centre of Australia, but because the icon is still owned by the aboriginal owners of the land. I realize this is true only in the most metaphorical manner and that Tony Abbott, the current Prime Minister of Australia, intends to turn it into a massive tourist destination - as if it could be more true than it already is!..

But in this photo the titular head of the British Commonwealth is on equal level with Vincent Nipper and Daisy Walkabout,  who represent the care takers of this 'blessed' spot. As life should be.