Qantas

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The campaign: to travel around Australia with 4 other Instagrammers, attending special events and photographing different cities celebrating 95 years of Qantas Bringing Australians Home.  We were divided into two teams that would criss cross the country over a period of 10 days, meeting in Sydney for the finale.

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I enjoyed travelling with my teammate Andrew  @surfistatomato . His style is very different to mine; focusing on ultra-modern architecture and pattern & repetition in facades. He saw things I never would have noticed.


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From the minute I got off the plane in Hobart I couldn’t stop taking photos - immediately I felt in tune with it. The prettiness of the flower filled town overlooked by a mountain with a strange ethereal quality. The dark edge to the fairy tale provided by the fascinating MONA- the Museum of Old and New Art.

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Adelaide, and a day spent at Seppeltsfield one of the oldest wineries in the Barossa Valley. From the long driveway lined with massive date palms to the huge room filled with barrels of port to the artisans workshop. Seppeltsfield was a world unto itself.

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Canberra next, spending most of my time in Hotel Hotel -a high bench mark in Australian design. Glamorous, intimate and artistic - the result of a beehive of creative endeavour.

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Qantas the winged kangaroo having an almost mythic place in the Australian psyche.  Since I was a little girl stepping on to a Qantas plane meant the start of an adventure...

Ingrid Weir