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Browser-based Nation Simulation Game: Nation States – The Republic of Soternia


Yesterday’s post concerned the browser-based nation simulation game Nation States. Today I have posted a link to the nation that I have created, known as the Republic of Soternia in the Isles of Terra Westralis.

Play the Game at:
http://www.nationstates.net/nation=soternia

 

The Plant List


Today’s link is to a site devoted to plants, providing a listing of all known plant species. This site will be of great interest to horticulturists like myself.

Fore more, visit:
http://www.theplantlist.org/

The Parramatta Eels


I’m probably not a huge rugby league fan, but I have been something of a Parramatta Eels fan since the 1970s. Of course their best period was in the 1980s with four premierships – they also came close a couple of times, including last year (when they were beaten by the now known salary cap cheats, the  Melbourne Storm)

Go the Eels!!!

http://www.parraeels.com.au/

Amigo’s Castle – Lightning Ridge


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There are quite a number of strange sights at Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, Australia. The photo at left is one of them. The building is known as ‘Amigo’s Castle,’ which is a private home with construction begun back in 1981.

The building was inspired by Roman ruins located near Amigo’s birthplace in his homeland – Italy. It has all the trappings including, dungeons and tunnels – that form part of the owner’s opal mine.

Amigo’s Castle can be seen while taking the self-drive ‘Red Car Door Tour’ in Lightning Ridge (visit the Visitor’s Centre in Lightning Ridge for a brochure).