Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Busy Photos but with a purpose

Busy, Busy, Busy

lots of ropes on a yacht.
Deserted Shopping Centre- lots of shapes
vintage farm machinery
Scene from a model railway


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.


  1. At one point, Owen had a hobby shop. He didn’t have many customers so while he was hoping some would show up, he built a model railroad that was amazing. I’m always astonished at how must time and patience that kind of work takes Great pictures. Love them all — model railroad, ropes, old farm equipment — and why is that new mall empty?

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    • Model railways are amazing. I love the scenery as much as the trains. All the little details.
      The mall is a sad story. We had a big department store called Myers. They decided for reasons I don’t know to demolish their old building and build a new one. When the new, smaller Myer store was built the rest of the building was for specialty shops. There was even a funfair on the top floor. However, over time that closed and then other stores closed until whole floors were empty. Adelaide was having a bit of a building boom in the city and I think there were more shop spaces available than shops to fill them, or maybe rents were too high. I took that photo several years ago, before David died. I’m not sure if it is fully tenanted now. I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the original building.


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