Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Abandoned or Alone


My take on Abandoned was mostly about buildings that have been left to fall down and vehicles abandoned to rust away, sometimes inside sheds that are falling down. You often see these places in the country. I also included one formerly abandoned city building that we photographed when we went to Sydney a few years ago.

The last one is interesting as it was one of several ruins I photographed when David and I visited the Flinders Ranges in South Australia way back in the late eighties when we first got a car. Many small farms were started there and later abandoned because in drought years farming was unsustainable. There were narrow gauge railway lines to these communities and they were also closed and the buildings abandoned.  This photo is from a scan of my original colour print and played with in Picasa to get the sepia effect.

Abandoned shed in Geeveston.


An abandoned fire engine in an old apple shed in Geeveston.


Both shed and contents were abandoned long ago. I think this was in Oatlands.


This building in Sydney was abandoned when I took the photo in 2012 but has since been renovated and is in use again.
This one was taken way back in the late eighties when we went camping in the Flinders Ranges. There are many ruins by the roadside. My notes say this one was a railway station but I’m really not sure now.



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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