A Photo A Week Challenge: Ancient


Relatively Ancient

These ruins in Scotland and China are pretty old but are they ancient? I’ve recently been reading a book about archeology talking about how the indigenous history in Australia goes back 40-60 million years. Now that’s what I call ancient.

Ruins of Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness
Cracked and broken stones at the Summer Palace in Beijing 1990

On the other hand, to a millennial, I might seem pretty ancient at sixty four. Things that I owned even as an adult are often referred to as antiques. That’s pretty scary.

old and not so old stuff.
Ship in a bottle made by my husband’s grandfather.

Taswegian1957

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. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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