Well I finished work early today (11am) so I fired up Wazza , hitched up Toby and Teddy and off I went armed with my trusty GE point and shoot to take some photos. I don’t usually go out just to take pictures but I often take my camera in my bag just in case I see something interesting. We drove south as far as Pontville first of all and then all the way back to Tunbridge. All of these photos are in towns or on the Midland Highway along this route. Of course I took some photos that had nothing to do with this challenge but here’s what I came up with for this one.
I saw this while wandering around Sydney with Vanda. I had read about this being uncovered after decades when the adjoining building was demolished. It’s sad to think it will be covered up again when something new is built. Peapes was once a store selling men’s and boys wear but you can probably already tell from the photograph. I found some stories online about this old department store so I will get Vanda to add them when she has some spare time. They are quite interesting to read and one tells of other old signage in Sydney for those who are interested and might be visiting.
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!
I love photographing buildings and I’ve been taking pictures in the city of Hobart for 15 years now. We have a lot of interesting old buildings and I wanted to be sure to record them all before something happened to them so my corners are street corners. Buildings located on street corners are often an interesting shape too.
This building used to be Hobart’s first automatic telephone exchange. About ten or twelve years ago it was converted to an apartment hotel. It stands on the corner of Davey Street and Sandy Bay Road. I go past it on the bus every time I go home from Hobart.
Another interesting old building on the corner of Macquarie and Murray Streets is this one. Why do I take so many pictures on Murray Street? Well apart from the fact that there are some really cool buildings there I spend a lot of time there waiting for buses.
We are lucky in Hobart to have some great examples of art deco buildings. These next one belongs to Hobart City Council but was once the headquarters of the Hydro Electric Commission. The following one is used as government admin offices but there is a plan to turn it into a luxury hotel. I am particularly glad to have got a nice photo of it because the plan includes building a three storey addition on top of it that basically looks like a glass brick. I hate when they do that.
And finally a pub which claims to be the oldest pub in Australia built around 1807. Another hotel in Tasmania disputes this as the Hope and Anchor has not continuously operated as a pub for all that time.
I thought about what to do for this letter and decided that things like books and spoons were way too boring. I didn’t want one with household goods since we just did kitchens and many of my posts have been on stuff around the house. Ok so I hooked up the dogs on their leads and told them we were off to take pictures of stuff on the High Street with the letter O in them. I decided to go with a theme of buildings for this post so I’ve done a bit of a slide show of our main street. I could have gone on for ages with these today.
Believe it of not but this is the Anglican Church in Oatlands from a previous post I did quite recently in fact. It looks so different in this photo. I played around with it on the computer and came up with this. The original photo is below.