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.
Wooden Bed Post
Carved Wooden Panther
My Front Door
Mike the Carved Wooden Monkey
My Poor Decades Old Wooden Fence
The Old Wooden Shed in the Back Yard
Wooden Picture Frame
Wooden Wishing Well
Wooden Artist’s Chest
Ornate Wooden Boxes
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 I’ve always thought my front door was an impressive entrance but then it was originally made for the bank manager that lived here in 1926 after the place was built as a bank and residence.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.
I wasn’t able to get to the “Which Way” location that I had in mind so I took this photo inside a house I clean for the hospital where I work. These are the hallways in the house. It was very dark but I still managed to get some sort of photo for the challenge.