Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hallways.

Naomi’s Hallways

These are my hallway photos. Some were taken at work very early this morning before too many people were up and about and while staff were getting organised. I didn’t want to get into trouble for taking photos when I should have been working myself. Some of the others were taken on holidays but I think they sort of fit in with the theme.

Shopping Arcade on Explorer of the Seas

Shopping and Cafe’s on Explorer of the Seas taken before anyone was up.

Shopping Arcade New Zealand

This is a lovely shopping arcade in New Zealand

Passage leading to trains in a Sydney Station

This is a passage leading to the trains in St James Station Sydney

Hospital Hallway

This is one of the halls at the hospital where I work in Oatlands


This is the hallway in the other building I clean at the hospital


This is the hallway in one of the houses I clean where nurses and studants stay.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fire Engines, Fire Houses, Fire Hydrants

Fire Engines, Fire Stations and Fire Hydrants.

Now I had quite a time getting my photos together for this challenge. No way were the fire engines at the Oatlands Fire Station going to come out unless I started a fire myself! This was not really an option so I decided to go to The Tasmanian Transport Museum to take some photos of the fire engines there. It takes about an hour to drive to Glenorchy where the museum is so I filled Wazza up with some fuel and armed with my trusty GE point and shoot off we went. The footy was on but luckily I found a spot for Wazza just outside the museum. The rain looked as if it would hold off so I paid my eight bucks and went inside to get my photos. Now there was plenty to take pictures. There was the restored railway station and plenty or engines as well as buses and trams. My plan was to go and see the fire engines first. When I walked around the corner to their shed it was all locked up and dark inside. “Oh no!” I sighed. ‘Just my rotten luck, the only thing I drove all the way down here to see is not open today. Well I went back to the ticket office and ask the man at the counter about it and he kindly offered to find the keys and open it up for me which he did. He unlocked the door and keyed in the code to take the alarm off. I asked him if it was now safe to go inside and he said yes. I asked him this twice to be sure. I’m thinking “Good now I can take some photos.” No sooner had I gone inside and all the alarms when off. You should have heard how loud they were. I was expecting the cops to show up but it was all ok. Anyway here are my pictures.





Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:Gears & Engines

Here are my photos for the Gears & Engines photo challenge. It was tough trying to come up with something since Vanda went and stole some of my ideas. The tram, the crane and what was the other one? Darn and Drat! I had to spend half the afternoon going through my pictures to find more ideas. Here’s what I came up with.


This is taken at the QVM in Launceston of the traverse in the old railway workshops.


Tram from the tramway museum at Launceston. It no longer runs on electricity via the overhead power lines. Now it has a motorised gadget to power it.


This Toboggan by Technofix is mechanical and when the key is used to wind up the cars a gear underneath pulls them up the hill.

The General.

Model Steam engine at Evandale. This engine is called The General. There would be all sorts of bits and pieces inside to move the driving wheels and work the pistons.

Vintage Ford

Vintage Ford. Cars have motors and gears.

Ferris Wheel Luna Park

A ferris wheel at Luna Park Sydney.

Bridgewater Bridge

The Bridgewater bridge at Bridgewater once opened to let boats through as they travelled down the mighty Derwent River. You can see all sorts of chains and wheels on this bridge.


I love clocks and this one in Sydney is fabulous. They have all sorts of gears and movements inside to for adjusting the time and for the chimes. This is inside the Queen Victoria Building.


These were once Sydney’s oldests moving stairs. They are wooden and were only replaced in the last year or so. I think this was at Town Hall Station but I can’t remember for sure now.

Semaphore Carousel horses

Carousels have been powered by steam and electricity over the years that they have been operating. This one is at Semaphore in South Australia where I used to live and is open on Sundays.


Cee’s Oddball Challenge

Jumping Castle

I found these photos from my cruise holiday when I was looking for a something for Bad Photo Monday. This is a kid’s jumping castle in the shape of a ship. Because I love ships I decided to get a photo of it. When I thought about it later I thought this looks like the Titanic. Everyone knows the story of this famous liner that hit an iceberg and sank in 1912. Why would you make a kid’s jumping castle that looks like the Titanic sinking? How odd is that




Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge:Things Made With Wood

I was disappointed not to be able to get out and take some photos somewhere other than at home here in Oatlands. It’s been threatening to rain all day and this morning I had to go back to work. All of my photos for this challenge have been taken at home both inside and outside. I thought if it does rain I can go back inside at least. Here are the photos I took for this challenge.

I quite enjoyed taking these photos today as it gave me a really good chance to study the different timbers used and the finishes on them. My shed in the back garden and the fence at the side of the house are very old and worn. I admired the work that had gone into making the monkey, panther and boxes. The picture frame is a beautiful dark timber and the biscuit barrel is inlaid wood. The wishing well was hand made by my friend Leigh’s father and he gave it to me as a gift. He loved making things out of timber and was very talented at doing so. The artist’s chest has been stained in a lovely warm colour. I’ve always thought my front door was an impressive entrance but then it was originally made for the bank manager that lived here in 1926 after the place was built as a bank and residence. It’s funny because I was so disappointed about not being able to go out and find some interesting subjects to photograph but in the end I got quite caught up in what I found here at home after all. The time has simply flown by and I can’t wait to find something else for the next challenge that I hope to take part in.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things with Motors for House or Garage


I decided for this challenge I would just go with thing s with motors for the house since I had stuff all in the shed. I don’t have a garage. I didn’t really want to include Wazza in this one and that only left me with a boring mower and one or two power tools for the garden. I had far more interesting subjects indoors and here they are.

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