Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge -Anything Painted


The pictures I’ve chosen for the challenge this week are old ones as I don’t think I will get to Hobart with the camera this week.

First I have chosen some “Ghost signs” old painted signage on buildings taken in Hobart on previous outings. I have become interested in these signs since seeing a collection of them on a Flickr site a few years ago.  I look out for them now.
Ghost Sign

Another "ghost sign" in Hobart
Another “ghost sign” in Hobart

Next is Hobart’s old coat of arms. This was on a bank building in Collins Street. Recently the council came up with a new modern logo and I noticed one day that the old sign was gone. Good thing I had already photographed it. The bank is gone too.   Coat of Arms

Here are  a couple of  hand painted signs that I photographed at a protest march last year.


Image Give Us Our Country Back #marchinmarch Hobart
One of the larger and more colourful signs.

Last of all a whimsically painted VW “Beetle” and a Ford Zephyr I saw at a car show.
VW "Beetle"Zephyr



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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