Challenge Your Camera: Architecture

Some Of My Favourite Buildings

This week I thought I’d try a new photo challenge called #Challenge Your Camera by Dr B of “Buddha Walks Into A Wine Bar”. This week’s subject is Architecture which is a favourite of mine. I will be using photos from my archives so you may have seen some of them before. I could get very carried away with this subject so I’ve limited myself to one photo from each Australian state I’ve visited.

Darlinghurst Fire station Sydney NSW built 1912
Flinders St Station Melbourne
Flinders St Station Melbourne, Victoria
An interesting shop front at Port Adelaide, South Australia.
A street of terrace houses in North Hobart, Tasmania.
One of the newer buildings in Brisbane, Queensland.
The Mall, Darwin, Northern Territory


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 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.


  1. Hi, and thank you for joining in my photography challenge. Sorry for the delay in commenting, I got confused because you had commented on my own blog from your “Dolls” blog, but posted here on a different blog. If I’ve got that wrong you can see just how confused I was😂. That’s quite a mix of architecture styles, one of them looks like a typical red brick British street of terraced houses, and all of the others too have lots of character. The modern one at the mall is quite different from all of the others. I wonder what the history of those older buildings is? I’m posting my new challenge theme for the week each Monday so I suggest you use this blog rather than the other one to follow me so I can follow you back and get alerts to read your posts. Next challenge is VERY different! 🙏🙏

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    • I do run two blogs, one is about dolls and the other is not. Sometimes I forget which one I am in when I comment on posts. I will look out for future challenges. This one was a lot of fun to do. The old houses in North Hobart do have a very British look don’t they. Many Australian cities had streets like this but sadly they are disappearing as modern living seems to require high rise apartments near the city.


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