Friday, 21 December 2012

THE END OF THE WORLD - NOT...

If you believe the media and the Mayans, the end of the world is here. The Mayan calendar’s “long count” began on 13 August 3114 BC and will end on 21 December 2012. This is of course the Mayan calendar equivalent of the dawn of their version of the “new millennium”, but for some doomsayers, the end of the long count signals the end of the world. This has been aided and abetted by disaster movies like “2012” and “Armageddon”. It is not surprising that around one in ten people worldwide think the world will end in 2012, while about 9% of Australians also think this is true.

Well, sorry to disappoint everyone, but the world is still here, although this morning on the Yarra it was looking quite appropriately gloomy. However, the day turned out beautifully and happy to say we are beginning another "long count" by the Mayan calendar!

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.

13 comments:

  1. Yep, we've made it once again! Nice shot of the Yarra from Prince's Bridge.

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  2. Very pretty scene! I was not worried that the world was coming to an end. Happy Skywatching and A very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  3. thanks for all the information about melbourne and the photos. merry christmas.

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  4. A most unusual - almost surreal - capture Nick. Happy Christmas and many thanks for keeping me "connected" to fabulous Melbourne!

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  5. Hello,
    I think it's wonderful that the world is still here and I'm deeply grateful to see your amazing shot of a part of this wonderful world! ♥♥♥
    Wish you merry christmas and a happy new year 2013 ♥
    Greetings from Germany - moni

    Please visit me on my blog:
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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  6. Beautiful photo. Glad that we're still here. Happy sky watching.

    Up in the sky

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  7. I see clear skies off on the horizon in your pic! Enjoy.

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  8. Agree..A beautiful shoot!!.♥..•*¨*★ ☆.love☆¸¸.•♥wish you a great time before Christmas !!.♥..•*¨*★ ☆.love☆¸¸.•♥

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  9. Yay! We survived doomsday. :)

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  10. Great choice. Looks very peaceful indeed.

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