Wednesday, February 11, 2009


On her blog at the Australian, Caroline Overington quotes a reader’s comment on an earlier post on the destruction of Marysville:

Hi Caroline
Last night I took a drive. Not a real drive, but a Google Street View tour. I sauntered through the beautiful village of Marysville. Through the tree lined streets I wandered, past the quaint neatly painted picket fences and the inviting places to have a picnic. The place oozes community and pride. It is at one with nature. It’s your typical lush Australian bushland village. It’s now gone. Obliterated. Betrayed by Mother Nature, this town and many others like it now only exist as a weird alternate universe in cyberspace.
Malcolm, she writes, “challenges readers to go to StreetView and not be moved”.

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