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.


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.


  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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