Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Made By Humans

Man Made

Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Singapore. Locally known as The Durian
Giant cranes in Pt Klang Malaysia
Tall ship Windward Bound
Tall ship Windward Bound
Big Bessie the ice cream van

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Anything Related to Music

Music

Pipe bands are music to my ears.

A Pipe Band marching on ANZAC Day

I am probably showing my age with this selection of music.

A vinyl album.
Sheet Music.
Theme from Star Wars for piano.

 

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Kind Of Geometric Shape

Shapes

Famous Stairs and famous triangles.
Grand old arch at the Botanical Gardens in Hobart.
Federation Square, Melbourne. Too many shapes.
Tiles
Circular skylight.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things with Engines or Motors

Motors around the house

Just for a change from vehicles and machinery, I decided to photograph things around the house with motors.

The first two are a couple of real veterans that I’ve owned for decades.

My Sunbeam hand mixer has just finished its Christmas tour of duty as I made two batches of mince pies. It faltered a little at one point and I thought I was going to lose it but it soldiered on to finish the job. This mixer originally belonged to mum. I got it for her with a voucher I’d won in a competition in 1970 when I was thirteen. When I got married she gave it to me and it’s been with me ever since. That’s nearly 50 years of service. They knew how to make them back then. For the record, I think it cost about $25 at least that’s how much the voucher was for. I can’t remember if we bought anything else with it.

The veteran hand mixer is still in use.

Mum also gave me my Ronson hairdryer. I believe I was 23 when I got it. It hasn’t had such a lot of use as the mixer as I usually prefer to dry my hair naturally now that I wear it short but it still works.

Hairdryer mum gave me when I was 23.

It has seen better days but this small heater/cooler still works and gets a bit of use on chilly evenings keeping my feet warm when I am on the computer. It’s been around since about 2002

A small fan cooler/heater about 16 years old.

The HP printer has no such pedigree. It is probably more than five years old now. I know David and I bought it in Hobart. I don’t remember when. It still works but I don’t print that often.

HP Printer.

The last item is my Hoover Dog and Cat vacuum cleaner. I bought this while David was sick in the hospital so I know it is about three years old.

vacuum cleaner with a power head for pet hair.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Rocks and Stones

I have more phone photos today because although I went out with my camera on Friday it turns out that almost everything in Geeveston is made of wood!

Hobart

So here are some sandstone bricks I photographed in Hobart, many of the old buildings date from the 1820s and the bricks were made with convict labour.

Sandstone bricks.
The texture of an old brick
Mt Wellington taken from Sandy Bay

Huon Valley

An old headstone in the Catholic cemetery in Geeveston.

An old headstone.

Penguin

Rocks on the beach Penguin Tasmania

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything that is Hot and/or Cold

Cool Times on Ovation of the Seas

We’ve had some warm days here in Tasmania recently but I have been too busy to take any photographs so let’s see how people stay cool (or not) on Ovation of the Seas.

Getting an icecream on the pool deck is a delicious way to cool down although perhaps not so much for the guy serving them.

What could be cooler than ice cream on a hot day?

I didn’t try these but they look like a pretty good way to enjoy the pool.

Keeping cool on the pool deck.

Meanwhile the staff still have to get their work done. We got to do a tour and saw some of the places below decks.

The people in here always keep cool at work.

Cool room on Ovation of the Seas.

This guy, not so much.

Using the ironing press.