Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Y or Z


Y and Z

Finally we come to the end of the alphabet series and while I’ve had a photo squirreled away for Z I’ve been trying to think about what I can use for Y apart from the obvious “yacht”. I found a couple of old pictures that I had scanned from prints. One was from our trip to Uluru in the 1980’s. Back then it was still commonly referred to as Ayers Rock but the nearby hotel complex was called Yulara. Now the rock is generally known as Uluru, the indigenous name for it but the hotel complex is Ayers Rock Resort – go figure. It is not a great photo so turning it sepia was probably an improvement.

The other one is from the nineties when I worked in the Adelaide rail yard. Also not a great photo but that place does not exist any more.

And yes, there is a yacht.

The Letter Y

  • Yulara
  • Yacht
  • Yard
Now called Ayers Rock Resort this was once called Yulara.
The Obvious Yacht-Auckland, NZ 2016
The Adelaide Railyard, circa 1990’s

The Letter Z

  • Zeppelin
  • Zephyr

Zeppelin, a fishing boat moored on the Hobart waterfront and a Ford Zephyr I saw at a car show.

Ford Zephyr

Taswegian1957

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. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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