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By Gavin Francis

*WINNER OF THE SCOTISH booklet OF THE yr AWARD 2013*

Gavin Francis fulfilled a lifetime's ambition while he spent fourteen months because the base-camp physician at Halley, a profoundly remoted British study station at the Caird Coast of Antarctica. So distant, it really is acknowledged to be more uncomplicated to evacuate a casualty from the overseas area Station than it really is to carry an individual out of Halley in winter.

Antarctica provided a 12 months of unprecedented silence and solitude, with few distractions and extremely little human heritage, but in addition a unprecedented oppurtunity to dwell between emperor penguins, the one species really at domestic within the Antarctic. Following the penguins all year long -- from a summer season of perpetual sunshine to months of iciness darkness -- Gavin Francis explores a global of serious good looks conjured from the best parts, the complication of residing at 50C lower than 0 and the unforeseen convenience that the penguin neighborhood bring.

Empire Antarctica is the tale of 1 guy and his fascination with the world's loneliest continent, in addition to the emperor penguins who climate the wintry weather with him. Combining an evocative narrative with a chic sensitivity to the wildlife, this is often trip writing at its very best.

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Near the bandstand is a memorial to the Australians who served in the South African War (1899–1902). d Map D3 Park & Nielsen Overlooking Shark Bay, Head ) South Governor Phillip spent his this park (see p49) has been a Sydney favourite since 1912. At its north end is Shark Beach and the historic Greycliffe House (see 98). 5km (1-mile) Hermitage Foreshore Walk back to Rose Bay. first night in Sydney Harbour, 22 January 1788, inside South Head (see p98). The headland features the red-and-white striped Hornby Lighthouse, so-painted to distinguish it from the Macquarie Lighthouse.

Shipping timbers and dock machinery have been incorporated into the new buildings. d Map M1 arbiters of style, Engelen Moore, Altair has won two World Architecture Awards. It is recognised for its environmental performance and sleek lines. Mechanical louvres on the building’s façade open to catch the breeze. d Map Q5 • Pier 4, 22 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay • 3 Kings Cross Rd, Rushcutters Bay Place £ Aurora The ethereal white glass Square ^ Australia Built in the 1960s, this skin and sails atop Renzo Piano’s office block and apartment buildings, built in 2000, echo the Opera House’s shells and the spinnakers of yachts on the harbour.

Chinese New Year celebrations here (Jan/Feb) are among the largest and most spectacular outside Asia. Haymarket area for 150 years, Paddy’s Market is the place to find a pair of koala oven mitts or an Opera House watch, as well as food (below), souvenirs, flowers, homeware and cheap accessories. Market City has clothing outlets and entertainment venues. Theatre & Capitol Built in the 1920s, this theatre has seen many comebacks. Its most recent restoration in the 1990s gave the Mediterranean-blue ceiling and twinkling stars a new lease on life.

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