Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:Colours begining with the Letter B

I decided to go with a car theme for this challenge as I have been taking a lot of pictures of cars lately which are all different colours. Here are some of them.

 

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The Holden Statesman is Brown

 

 

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This Mustang is Blue

 

 

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My Wazza is Burgandy

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This vintage car is British Racing Green

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The Wolseley is a nice shiney black.

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This P T Cruiser is a Brilliant Blue

 

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The old Buick is Battleship Grey.

Bad Photo Monday: Thumbs Down!

Ok so when my batteries went flat I decided to change them over right away even though I was not intending to take any more pictures. We went to a pub for tea so while I was waiting for Phillip to return from ordering our meals I got my my spare batteries out and popped them into the camera. I was about to put it away when as predicted I pressed the button and took a lovely picture of the table and my thumb!’

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – August 18, 2017

Which Way to Glenorchy

The Tasmanian Transport Museum is located in the suburb of Glenorchy on the old railway line that used to run from Hobart through the northern suburbs. Part of the right of way has been converted to a cycle track. For me it is an hour and a quarter on the bus to Hobart and then a short trip fifteen to twenty minute trip on a Metro bus to the bus interchange at Glenorchy and a five minute walk from there.

Former rail line turned into Cycleway.

Cyclists on the cycleway.

Crossing the tracks.

Things you need to know.

TGR M5 at the transport museum.

Transport Museum at Glenorchy.

The main bus interchange at Glenorchy.

Bus arriving at the interchange.

Parking signs outside an Irish Pub

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Needs to Start with AP

AP Things by Naomi

Far Out! I have been completely stuck on this one. I nearly hurt myself trying to think of things that were AP. I even got my dictionary out. Well in the end I found some but they are boring apples and stuff like that. I had wanted to go appendix but could not find one single book with one in it. They all had “index” or “contents” I could not find a statue of Apollo or my apron anywhere either. This is what I ended up with. I sure hope the next one is easier. I ended up taking a photo of the computer with images starting with A P. Hope it’s not cheating.

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A very big apple

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Dancing Ape

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Apostrophe image from computer

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Branches on my apricot tree with new buds

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Apples and a banana with lots of a peel (appeal)

Classic Cars :Chrysler PT Cruisers

Years ago now when I was shopping at The Port Canal shopping centre in Port Adelaide I saw the usual charity organisations selling raffle tickets with cars as the prize. I often bought one hoping to win a new car because my VK Holden Calais was not getting any younger. On one occasion the prize was a PT Cruiser. As soon as I saw this car I wanted one but they were out of my price range so I just tried to keep my poor old VK going. I bought several raffle tickets but no luck. I eventually forgot all about these cars and later on I got Wazza who I still have.

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Wazza is my AU Ford Falcon.

Over the week end Phillip and I went on a drive to Devonport. We wanted to go to the markets and some of the antique shops as we could not do this while we had the dogs with us. On Saturday we took the dogs to Burnie so Sunday was our day. Once in Devonport we thougtht we ought to get some petrol for the journey back. As we pulled up at the pumps we saw a beautiful blue PT Cruiser. There’s a PT Cruiser I cried. There’s another one said Phillip. There’s some more over there I said getting out of the car. And more over there said Phillip pointing. We were surrounded by PT Cruisers but what was going on? A convention? I grabbed my camera while Phillip fed Wazza. I soon realised these were wrecked PT’s. Phillip came back from paying for the petrol and told me he had spoken to the girl serving in the Caltex servo. A guy here fixes them up to sell she had told him. Wow! I said maybe I can get one one day. How cool would that be. Yes I would still love to be the owner of one of these extremely cool cars. Here are a few snaps I took while we were filling up.

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PT Cruiser for sale

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Line up of wrecked PT Cruisers

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I really liked this one with the flames painted on the side.

More Vintage Cars : Holden and Chrysler

We’ve been on the road with Wazza again over the week end and as usual I’ve been looking for old cars to photograph. I found some good ones but missed out on a couple of good ones because I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I missed out on a big American car but I did manage to spot an EJ Holden still in original condition, A Hemi Pacer and a Holden Statesman. These three cars were all spotted in Latrobe a town not far from Devonport Tasmania.The EJ Holden was at the Latrobe market and that is the reason why it has hats and other objects on top of it. This car was owned by one of the market stall holders where the other two were found at a tattoo artist’s shop parked in the yard outside. These cars are from the sixties and seventies.

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EJ Holden

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EJ Holden

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Chrysler Hemi Pacer

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Chrysler Hemi Pacer

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Holden Statesman

Bad Photo Monday: The Moving Finger and Other Railway Disasters

Someone always does this.

It always happens when I go to the model train show. I get into position, frame my photo and wait for the right moment. Just as I press the shutter someone decides to point something out to their child. I avoided half a dozen of these today but not this one.

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I went to visit a World War One display made by an acquaintance of ours , historian Peter Fielding but in this photo the hand of the controller snuck in to the picture at the last second. I wanted to take a photo of Peter in his uniform but unfortunately this photo was spoiled by the guy in the background picking his nose.

Peter Fielding and a Nosey Parker.

This last photo was one where I wanted to show the controller working on the model trains. It was only when I started to edit that I realised that he had a small man under his arm. Or at least that is how it looks.

Working on the railroad