Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Walls – Indoor or Outdoor


As the temperature is soaring it is way too hot to go out to take photos so today’s black and white challenge photos are from the archives. A couple are reruns of photos I’ve posted before. Sometimes I crop them before playing with the filters to create something new.

Indoor Walls

With so much decorating going on at my house for the past few years I have well documented walls at my house.

First a memory from 2013 when we had our shower replaced . A pretty ugly sight from the beginning of the renovation. Next is the wall panelling in what is now my bedroom and a gratuitous dog photo. Cindy nearly always walks in to any shot I’m trying to take around the house and  garden.

Hole in the Wall
Timber wall panelling in a bedroom.

Outdoor Walls

Here are a selection of walls in Melbourne.

First two views that I like a lot of old  brick walls near the Yarra River and then the outer wall of what I consider one of the ugliest buildings I have ever seen. It is in Federation Square in Melbourne. I hate this type of architecture but it is a good photography subject.

Banana Alley Vaults, Melbourne.
Brick walls near the Yarra in Melbourne.
Federation Square, Melbourne

Murals & Ghost Signs

I don’t like graffiti on principle. I get that it can be art but  a lot of it is just ugly scribble on the sides of buildings and public transport. I won’t photograph that type of graffiti because it gives the people who do it the attention they desire. If you had ever had to clean paint off a train with nasty chemicals you would understand why I say this.   I do like murals and also the old, faded advertising signs known as “ghost signs” painted on to walls.

Ghost sign, Hobart
Ghost Sign Launceston
Mural North Hobart
man woman mural
This mural is in a shed in Port Adelaide. The lighting was not the best so I have changed it to black and while




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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