A Photo A Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

Veterans of Tasmanian Steam

Two grand old ladies, MV Cartela built in 1912 and Preana built in 1896. Cartela is currently undergoing restoration to be returned to steam power and Preana is restored and available for charter trips.

MV Cartela-Port Huon wharf July 2014
Steam Yacht Preana built 1896

The West Coast Wilderness Railway runs between Queenstown and Strahan. Its three locomotives are the original ones used by the Mt Lyell Railway Company to service the mines. All were built inbetween 1896-98

Train departing Queenstown Tasmania, West Coast Wilderness Railway
West Coast Wilderness Railway
Locomotive on the West Coast Wilderness Railway near Strahan

 

A Photo A Week Challenge: Livestock

Livestock

Although I don’t live on a farm I do live in the country so there are opportunities to photograph livestock either at country shows, neighbouring properties or just  when I’m out and about.  These are all old ones from my archives.

Sheep dog working at Middleton Country Fair

LambsHow cute are these two? 2010

Roosters

 

Alpacas Alpacas, a few people breed them around here.

Mickey and Major bullocks owned by Brian Fish – 2008
A cow in a paddock near my house.

Hello MollyMolly the horse used to live in a paddock at the bottom of my garden until the land was sold and they built houses there. I preferred Molly as a neighbour.

Irish DonkeysIrish donkeys

A Photo A Week Challenge: Public Transportation

Public Transport

How could I resist joining in this challenge? The only local public transport we have around here is the bus but as a non driver I’ve used plenty of public transport while living in Adelaide and of course public transport is usually the easiest way to get around when you are visiting a large city.Here are some ways of getting around in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart.

Public transport, Kings Cross Sydney 2012
Public transport, Kings Cross Sydney 2012
Destination Board at Sydney Central Station March 2018
A privately owned fast ferry in Sydney Harbour
Narrabeen – One of the larger ferries used for trips to Manly.
Trains at Southern Cross Station
Trains at Southern Cross Station (formerly Spencer St) Melbourne 2014.
Swanston Street Melbourne October 2014.
In Adelaide the old Glenelg tram line has been extended.
Sydney's Light Rail
Travelling on Sydney’s Light Rail System.
Bus arriving at the interchange at Glenorchy near Hobart.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Boats and Ships

Boats and Ships

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I really love boats and ships especially cruise liners. Here are a few of my photos of them. They are taken in Hobart, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand. Explorer of the Seas will always remain close to my heart because of our wonderful holiday in 2016 so she has the proud honour of being my featured photo for this post.

A Photo A Week Challenge: Boats and Ships

Boats and Ships

How could I resist this challenge when ships and boats are some of my favourite photography subjects. Here are some I took on the Hobart Waterfront and at Franklin on the Huon River.

Antarctic vessel Aurora Australis berthed in Hobart, Tasmania
Princess Cruises Dawn Princess in Hobart 2016
Dooen - Hobart 2016
Dooen – Hobart 2014
Durham - On the Huon River at Franklin July 2014
Durham – On the Huon River at Franklin July 2014
Emmalisa, , Hobart waterfront 2015
Messing about in boats – Franklin, Tasmania

A Photo A Week Challenge: Movie Reference

My photo is a very old one which I originally took in 1981. The location is the Adelaide Railway Station and the occasion is a filming of a scene in the Peter Weir film Gallipoli

The scene was of the arrival in Perth of the two main characters, played by Mel Gibson and Mark Lee. I was there because I was a volunteer with the railway historical society who had provided the steam engine and carriages. My job had been to prepare all the carriages for the scene with a thorough cleaning. We got to watch the scene being made which was great fun and I was impressed that Peter Weir spent a lot of time making sure that the extras knew what to do even though it was a very short scene in the film.

The ballroom scene in Gallipoli was also filmed at the Adelaide Station upstairs the area known as Marble Hall. This was before the upper part of the station was turned into the Adelaide Casino. Some of the desert scenes were filmed near Port Lincoln in South Australia too.

Scene from Gallipolli directed by Peter Weir 1981
Scene from Gallipoli directed by Peter Weir 1981
Adelaide Railway Station
Adelaide Railway Station