On Saturday I visited the Hobart Model Train Show and of course all the exhibits there are small but some are really small. The smallest layouts at the show were the ones entered in the “A4 Challenge”.
The A4 Challenge – build a railway themed scene no larger than a sheet of A4 paper.
Tiny people and tiny accessories.
A tiny road gang
Freight loads for tiny trains.
I love photographing the miniature scenery nearly as much if not more than the trains.
A lovely little town in miniature.
There were also some miniature traction engines on display and while these are considerably bigger than the model railway layouts they are small compared to the real thing.
Miniature traction engine.
We had some lovely spring like weather until this challenge came out. Then guess what happened? Yes, it rained and rained so my photos this week were taken in the garden on Sunday 13 August.
Weeping maple bud.
Japanese Maple buds
I saw a cute lamb with it’s mother. What a cute mother and baby photo this makes. Here is my effort for the “Any Topic” photo challenge.
Ewe and her cute baby lamb seen on the walk around the Female Factory site at Ross
It was raining heavily last night and there were showers this morning in Oatlands and I didn’t think I would get out today but I did in the end. I put the dogs on their leads and I ventured out dog’s leads in one hand and camera in the other. Despite the weather I managed to get a few photos of paths and trails. Most are taken around the mill complex, Callington Park, Lake Dulverton and High Street here in Oatlands. Oatlands is really very interesting with lots of history and beautiful old Georgian buildings that make for great photography and works of art. I love my walks and strolls down the High Street. Here are a few of the pictures I took this afternoon after lunch.
Gravel path leading into garden art business
Footpath on High Street Oatlands
Pedestrian walkway leading to the Callington Mill Oatlands
Formal garden paths at the former community gardens
Dirt pathway leading across the park to the carpark and old gaol.
Looking the other way towards Callington Park and the mill.
Walking trail at Lake Dulverton
This afternoon I played hooky from chores and went out to take some photos for Cee’s challenges. I did not go far from home. These photos were taken in the play area at the back of the school near my house. I had gone over there to take photos in the attached cemetery (it is a Catholic school) and found the play areas very intriguing and full of photo ops. As was Saturday there was nobody around so no child’s privacy was invaded during the taking of these photos.
I must say they have some very cool play areas and I will show them in a bit more detail, and in colour, in another post. I especially liked the walkway made with old tyres so I included it as a path of a different kind.
Gravel path in the sculpture and mosaic area.
I think this path may be part of a bike track.
Concrete slab path near the classrooms.
pathway in the playground.
walkway made with old tyres.
I decided to use things I saw at The Tasmanian Transport Museum for this challenge. Nearly everything there was numbered either because it had numbers on it anyway or because it was an exibit. Here they are.
Bedford Bus 249
Fire Alarm 35
Sign with fares Etc
My numbers this week, not my lucky lotto numbers. I’d love to see those
A taxi in Hobart.
A stop on the Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Errol Flynn was born in Hobart on 20 June, 1909.
The year Errol Flynn was born.
The post office at Ross.
Post office, Ross Tasmania
This was the label on my old bed that was sold recently.
Label from a mattress