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.


Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my 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. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

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