Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge: Fences & Gates

Don’t Fence Me In

My title, like a lot of the titles I choose, comes from a song but it is somewhat ironic at the present time as more of us are confined to our immediate neighbourhoods. Here are a couple of similar gates, one from my old place and one from the new.

A metal gate
Another metal gate
A bit of old picket fence

Normally I do everything I can to minimise fences if I have to take photos through them. As a train photo, I don’t love it but as a fence photo, it works quite well. Both this photo and the featured one were taken at the Burnie railyards.

Another Tasmanian diesel loco at Burnie.

An old photo but a favourite of mine. The old gate at the entrance to the site of the Hobart Zoo which closed long, long ago.

The old Zoo gate in Hobart


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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