Here are some photos from local cemeteries around Oatlands. We have five in total and they are in the dead end of town.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.