Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Squares & Rectangles

Squares & Rectangles

This is going to be one of those weeks when I don’t get to take photos so here are a few from home and from the model train show.

Lots of square and rectangular shapes.
Rectangular shaped house

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cars & Trucks

Highway Trucking

I am a bit late getting this post up but decided to do it anyway because cars and trucks are a fun subject to photograph. I took these this morning when I took Cindy for a short walk to the local football ground. It is about 300m from my house and the intersection is a good spot to photograph the big log trucks as you can hear them coming from some distance away and they have to slow down to get around the corner. The Huon Highway is not a highway like the big ones that many of you overseas are used to. It’s not even much of a road compared to the Bass or Midland Highways here in Tasmania. The speed limit outside my house is 100kmh, slowing to 80kmh just past me on the outskirts of Geeveston. There is no footpath so walking that 300m is something I only do in daylight.

Vehicles on the Huon Hwy near Geeveston
A truck approaching the intersection.
A ute on Scotts Road

I was actually heading home when this last truck appeared around the corner. I had time to take the last two photos and hold Cindy tightly while it passed us. Luckily there was enough room to get out of the way. You can see from the first two photos that there is not a lot of room to walk while crossing the small bridge and it is safer to walk on the side with the concrete kerb even though I normally prefer to be facing the oncoming traffic.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pens, Pencils, Crayons, Markers

Write and Draw

Naomi could make a much more interesting post out of this than I can as she has lots of interesting art materials at her house. I mostly have biros, pens I use for scrapbooking, which I haven’t done for a really long time, and those big black markers you write on boxes with.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Books & Paper

Paperless Society?

When computers first arrived on our desks we were told that we would become a paperless society. Thirty or so years later there is still a lot of paper in our lives even if we don’t write many letters, read newspapers or send cards. Here’s a sample from my letterbox this week.

I don’t send or receive as many Christmas and Birthday cards as I used to but getting an e-card is just not the same as a card that has been chosen or made just for you and you can’t hang an e-greeting above the mantel at Christmas.

I enjoy scrapbooking as a hobby, a nice way to embellish my favourite photos and keep them to look at from time to time.

Naomi and I love paper dolls and collect both vintage and reproductions of vintage paper doll books. This is a reproduction of a set I owned as a child.

Bride and Groom paper dolls, reproduction of a Saalfield set from the early 60s.

Even though many of my books are packed away in boxes I still have a lot on shelves including these.

Finally, did you know it’s only 102 days to Christmas? Here’s some wrap that was leftover from last year.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fashion

Fun with Fashions

I knew that I would have a lot of fun taking some new photos for this challenge. Amongst my “stuff” I have quite a lot of vintage women’s magazines and old dress patterns so I decided to use them to illustrate some fashions through the ages. Here is one from a calendar.

Advertisements from the 1930s, fashions from the 1950s and a pattern I am guessing dates from the 1980s.

Of course, I could not leave out fashion dolls. Barbie has been around for sixty years now and her fashions have reflected the trends of every decade since the fifties. Barbie has had as many books written about her as any Supermodel, probably more.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs

Roofs from the Archives

Here are a few interesting roofs I found in my photo archives. The first four are from our cruise holiday last year. I like the onion dome roofs of the Mosque. This was in Kuala Lumpur. Also in KL but not such an attractive site were the broken glass panels at the former main railway station. I had been looking forward to seeing this building for a long time and was disappointed to find it in the middle of renovations and looking very run down. The next one is the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel which has a roof that resembles a ship. The last one which I’ve shown before is the so-called “Durian” building in Singapore.

Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, better known as The Durian in Singapore.

Another unusual roof, this time in Auckland.

an Auckland wharf
The unusual roof on the passenger facilities on an Auckland wharf

We had a roof that looks like a ship now here is a roof on a ship. This was the roof from the old Brooke Street Pier building. It was brought down to Franklin and sat between the Wooden Boat Centre and the Living Boat Trust buildings for some time. I believe the timber was to be used as part of the Cartela restoration but not really sure.

Last an old rusty roof on an abandoned shed near Cygnet.