Structures Large & Small
Thinking about this today I decided that structure was just as much about the way something is put together as the object itself. I’ve gone with a mix of arty and industrial structures for this challenge. They are all man made and constructed of metal. Each one is made up of a great many parts. I started thinking about all the work that went into creating all of these. It does make you think and stop and look at them all more closely. The dog sculpture is made using recycled odds and ends and he is located at the Glenorchy Rubbish dump and recycling shop. The giant egg sculpture is a favourite of mine and used to be on a sculpture walk in Sydney. It has since been moved. I always thought the cement truck an interesting subject. It can be found at the Mona art gallery here in Hobart. The two cranes were shot in New Zealand and most of the others photos were taken in Tasmania. I thought they all made rather good subjects for this challenge.
The Sydney Tower. We are going for dinner there next month in the revolving restaurant.
Some arty looking slides in New Zealand.
The Beaconsfield Mineshaft in Tasmania
Historic Crane in Wellington
Gantry Crane in Wellington
Metal Dog Sculpture at Glenorchy Tasmania.
A Cargo Ship on the Mersey River Devonport Tasmania.
A big wheel seen at Penny Royal Launceston Tasmania.
Cement truck sculpture at Mona Art Gallery Tasmania.
Giant egg sculpture at The Rocks Sydney.
My X’s are mostly to do with transportation today. X really marks the spot there. Explorer of the Seas and Celebrity Solstice both have an X in them. Explorer has one in the name while Celebrity Solstice is plastered with the letter X. I took a good one of the funnel some time ago and there is a big X on it. I also found a railway crossing sign in my travels today. I was driving along the rather notorious Mudwalls Road to go to Richmond today and there was just the very thing I needed for the challenge. It was a narrow road and there was a rise and a bend and some deep ditches on the side of the road. You wouldn’t want to put a wheel in one of those I thought to myself. Still I took a bit of a risk and pulled over easing the car on to the verge as carefully as I could so I could get my X photo of the crossing sign. No traffic passed us and we got away without getting side swiped or bogged. Someone driving in the opposite direction probably wondered what that idiot woman in the purple cardigan was trying to do however. I also got a picture of a hotel in Picton New Zealand that has an X in the name from my archives. The blades of the windmill in Oatlands also form a very nice X.
Explorer of the Seas
Oxley’s Rock Hotel
Railway Crossing Sign
Windmill at Oatlands
These W photos are all random ones taken on various road trips and holidays or just here at home in Oatlands.
Warehouse building in Sydney
Washing machines at Latrobe
My Weeping Willow dinner set.
Wicker chair in an antique shop belonging to Cocoa the cat..
Windjammer at Hobart Dock
A Wolseley for sale in Oatlands
- Weeping Willow
- Washing Machines
I’ve got a bung knee and leg from the week end’s house hunting activities so won’t be wandering far from home for a few days except to take Tigerwoods to get his shots. I’ve delved into the archives once again and found some photos I hope will be suitable for this challenge. I love looking at old buildings anytime and most of my photos feature very old buildings and places but I have added one dreadful new building in Adelaide that reminds me of one of those silver scouring pads you get for cleaning pots. You would all get what I mean if you saw this in colour and from further away. I haven’t done any indoor ones but there are plenty of outdoor pictures to make up for them.
Tudor Style Walls
Dry Stone Wall
Beautiful old brickwork on the Esk Brewery building
Sandstone wall and steps on the old Ross Bridge
Walls of the old jail in Port Arthur
Rock climbing wall
Outside wall of Mures restaurant in Hobart
Here it is! CSIRO building Adelaide. “The Pot Scourer”
Old railway workshops in Launceston.
Wall made of galvanised iron
Brick wall in the Botanical Gardens Hobart
Brick wall displaying a sign.
As it is the Australia Day week end I decided to post a few pictures taken in Hobart our capital city. Vanda and I celebrated with a typical Aussie barbecue. We didn’t have anything fancy but we enjoyed our chops, sausages and salads. We forgot to take our bottle of Fronte with us though. Vanda thought I had picked it up and I thought she had it. We had to wait until we got home for a drink so we just had a cuppa instead. It was a warm day but we kept cool under the nice timber shelter sheds built around the barbecues. We didn’t have much trouble with the flies but the ants were there in abundance. We had to watch our plates carefully. It was a lovely way to relax and much better than having to go to work! Here are my photos.
Cascade Brewery, Hobart Australia’s oldest operating brewery.
This photo was taken last month when I visited the brewery with my friends Gillian and Bruce.