Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Structure

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.

Sydney Tower

The Sydney Tower. We are going for dinner there next month in the revolving restaurant.

 

Slides

Some arty looking slides in New Zealand.

Mine Shaft

The Beaconsfield Mineshaft in Tasmania

Historic Crane

Historic Crane in Wellington

Gantry Crane

Gantry Crane in Wellington

Dog Sculpture

Metal Dog Sculpture at Glenorchy Tasmania.

Cargo Ship

A Cargo Ship on the Mersey River Devonport Tasmania.

Big Wheel

A big wheel seen at Penny Royal Launceston Tasmania.

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Cement truck sculpture at Mona Art Gallery Tasmania.

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Giant egg sculpture at The Rocks Sydney.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter X

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.

Celebrity Solstice (1)

Celebrity Solstice

Celebrity Solstice (2)

Celebrity Funnel

EOTS

Explorer of the Seas

Oxley Hotel

Oxley’s Rock Hotel

Railway Crossing

Railway Crossing Sign

Snow in Oatlands 024 (2)

Windmill at Oatlands

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter W with at least two vowels in the word.

These W photos are all random ones taken on various road trips and holidays or just here at home in Oatlands.

  • Windmill
  • Warehouse
  • Wicker
  • Windjammer
  • Wolseley
  • Weeping Willow
  • Washing Machines

Cee’s B&W Challenge: Walls Indoor or Outdoor.

Walls by Naomi

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 on a building

Tudor Style Walls

Stone wall Lake Dulverton Oatlands

Dry Stone Wall

South Esk Brewery wall in Launceston

Beautiful old brickwork on the Esk Brewery building

Sandstone walls and steps leading to the top of th

Sandstone wall and steps on the old Ross Bridge

Ruined jail walls at Port Arthur

Walls of the old jail in Port Arthur

Rock climbing wall

Rock climbing wall

Mures

Outside wall of Mures restaurant in Hobart

Modern building in Adelaide

Here it is! CSIRO building Adelaide. “The Pot Scourer”

Industrial building walls Launceston

Old railway workshops in Launceston.

Galvanised iron wall in a back alley in Hobart CBD

Wall made of galvanised iron

Brick wall at Botanical gardens Hobart

Brick wall in the Botanical Gardens Hobart

Antique shop in Penguin

Brick wall displaying a sign.

 

Snapshot Sunday: Wrest Point & Tasman Bridge Hobart

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.

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge : Corners

Corners are interesting. What will you see or find as you turn a corner? They pose mystery and intrigue. If it’s a corner you know well then maybe you are expecting to see the same old things. I spend a lot of my time alone and I guess I walk around in a world of my own. In fact a fortune teller once told me that I live inside my own head. How well did  she pick me? I tend to miss things sometimes. However I have often looked up and seen someone I know or I noticed that something had changed from the last time I had passed that way. Familiar things come and go so it’s good to get some photos as a record of our time there. This reminds me of the song “We may never pass this way again.” by Seals and Crofts 1973. I visited some unfamiliar corners in New Zealand cities and I was indeed afraid I would never pass this way again so I took the photos below to record my time there. If I do go back I could find it all changed. I love to visit new places and make discoveries. I still look for new and exciting things beyond the next corner. I’m hoping these photos will compliment the beautiful photos of Hobart that Vanda has taken which are very familiar to her as she has spent a great deal of time in the city where I have been stuck here in Oatlands largely due to work commitments. Trips to Hobart are not always possible so I have not taken many photos there. There’s one for the bucket list!

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