Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Roofs


Cee has asked us to show her roofs this week so I have delved into the archives to see what I can find. Despite my fear of falling I do love to get up above the city to take pictures. Here is one I took looking down on roofs of Davey Street in Hobart during Open House Hobart a couple of years ago.

Next are some convict era cottages in Oatlands with very symmetrical roofs.

The view of Davey St from the deck

The view of Davey St from the deck

image Georgian cottages Oatlands TAS

Convict era cottages in Oatlands, Tasmania

The next three photos were taken in Launceston. The first one is on the site of the old railway roundhouse at the Inveresk Railway workshops. It has been revamped although I’m not quite sure it’s used for now other than as a shelter shed. It looks as if it would be quite useful during events as it is part of the entertainment precinct. The railway workshops are part of the museum complex and have not been restored to pristine condition but rather left as if the workers had just finished for the day and gone home never to return.

Former Railway Roundhouse in Launceston

Former Railway Roundhouse in Launceston

image interior shed

Inside one of the workshops.

Rusty roofs - Launceston

Rusty roofs – Launceston

The last couple of photographs are from across the Tasman taken in Auckland, New Zealand.

an Auckland wharf

Unusual roof on the passenger facilities on an Auckland wharf

Auckland rooftops from the Sky Tower.

Auckland rooftops from the Sky Tower.

5 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Roofs

  1. All photos were great; I really liked the first one for “roofs” — captured the concept exactly. The convict era cottages were fascinating. I really like it when a blogger tells us what a picture is. What are “convict era cottages” anyway? I live in the US and I never heard of them.

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    • Thank you. I was really pleased with that first one as it was taken from a building not usually open to the public. About the convict era cottages ; when Australia began as a penal colony for England and the first settlements were in Sydney and then Hobart. Transportation of convicts went on from 1788 to 1868 and this period of Australian history is often referred to as the convict era. The cottages I think date from the 1820s to1840s. I always enjoy telling the story of my photos.

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