Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Doors and Drawers

A Hundred Years of Doors

This week Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is on the theme of doors and drawers.  I have a few pictures of doors in my archives. Here are two of my favourites. The first one I took in Napier, New Zealand and the second several years ago in Oatlands, Tasmania. The Napier door is art deco and dates from 1934 after the earthquake that destroyed most of the town. The Oatlands door is much older, almost a hundred years older in fact. It is the door to The Lake Frederick Inn, built by a convict stonemason in 1833. They are both beautifully decorated and have a feature in common.

Door Napier
Attention to detail
High Street, Oatlands, Tasmania
High Street, Oatlands, Tasmania


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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