I’ve gone with vintage items from around the house for this challenge of “Books or Paper” The small tins are actually items Mum bought herself while shopping during the seventies. There is still mustard in the Keens tin. I love the old graphics and designs on these old items. Thinking about the street directory how do people get on with them today? I noticed you can still buy one even though most choose to use a GPS device. Who uses airmail paper these days. It’s all email now or text messages. No one actually writes anything on paper anymore to send by snail mail. Another lost art which is sad. I used to get quite excited about getting a letter from a friend. The tickets are all from concerts that I attended with either Vanda or my cousin Della. They were such good times too. Tickets are not usually made like this anymore and all look the same. I love the paper Xmas bell. It is quite fragile and made of very thin tissue like paper. The post cards are some of the ones I have collected over the years.
If there is one thing I never have to look for in my house it is books. Even though I got rid of quite a few books and packed others away in boxes I still have plenty in the house. I do have a Kindle now which is handy for travel and reading in bed but I like real books. Here are just a few from my bookshelves that reflect some of my interests. Can you guess which of those three old books, all favourites, I have reread the most often?
Another thing that I have a lot of at the moment. I mean really a lot, is magazines. A friend who knows how much Naomi and I enjoy old stuff has brought over boxes and boxes of old magazines which will eventually go to the Op Shop but at the moment we are busy sorting them, reading them and putting by a few to keep.
I started to think of how many other things around the house are made of paper. Here are some paper objects from my recent birthday.
We use paper for writing, wrapping and for hobbies. I do a bit of scrapbooking.
I like this old box even though it is a bit tatty.
So much paper! And where does a lot of it end up?
Well I finished work early today (11am) so I fired up Wazza , hitched up Toby and Teddy and off I went armed with my trusty GE point and shoot to take some photos. I don’t usually go out just to take pictures but I often take my camera in my bag just in case I see something interesting. We drove south as far as Pontville first of all and then all the way back to Tunbridge. All of these photos are in towns or on the Midland Highway along this route. Of course I took some photos that had nothing to do with this challenge but here’s what I came up with for this one.
As an area that once had many more farms and orchards than it does now the Huon Valley has its share of abandoned sheds in various states of disrepair. As photo subjects I rather like them.
And finally my own dear departed rustic shed, demolished a couple of years ago to make way for the pergola.
While I generally try to avoid getting other people in my photos sometimes photographing the photographers can be fun and sometimes a way to get a casual photo of a friend or relative when they are occupied and not thinking about posing.
Rail fans love taking line side photos of trains, my friend Bruce is somewhere in this picture.
Here is Bruce taking photos while we were on a cruise on the Gordon River near Strahan six years ago this weekend. It was not a nice day but he persevered.
I took this one of David at Port Huon a few years ago. He always had a camera in the car in case he saw something he wanted to photograph although he rarely ever seemed to get a film developed once we moved here. He was thinking about buying a DSLR when he was taken ill.
Photographer at work, Gardens By the Bay , Singapore. From my point of view they spoiled my picture of the Super Trees but as a picture of a photographer and model it works.
This is the camera I use most often now.
As I have mentioned in the past David used to collect cameras. These next two photos are of some of them. First a Bell & Howell 8mm movie camera and then two instant cameras, one by Polaroid and the other by Kodak.
This last one is Paparazzi Dog, a bronze sculpture in Salamanca Place. There are a series of these in various cities around the world. I even saw one in Singapore though I neglected to photograph it.
Here are my photos for the above challenge. They are an assortment of old and new photos.
I found a few appropriate photos for this challenge amongst my holiday photos.
Flight of stairs in ANZAC Square , Brisbane
Climbing Walls are not a way I would choose to get up and down, you climb up and abseil down.
Observation wheels which are really just super sized Ferris Wheels take you up above and back down again, in a roundabout sort of way. The North Star, an observation capsule onboard Ovation of the Seas does the same thing.
The Brisbane Wheel at Southbank was just a dress rehearsal for the Singapore Flyer.
As we often docked at freight terminals we also saw a lot of cranes especially at Port Klang, Malaysia