A Photo A Week Challenge: Gold

Gold, Gold, Gold

Golden Trees:

First some gold in nature. One of the things I love most about Tasmania is that the cooler climate means we get a proper autumn as the trees change colour.

I took this in a park in New Norfolk
An autumn evening – Murray Street, Hobart.

Lucky Gold:

A golden frog and some gold coins.

My lucky frog looks after my lotto tickets.

Gold at Sea:

Some gold coloured things I photographed on Ovation of the Seas.

Decor outside the restaurants, Ovation of the Seas
Decor in Bolero’s , Ovation of the Seas
Hanging decoration. Ovation of the Seas.
Gold coloured Map of the USA at American Icon Grill, Ovation of the Seas

A Photo a Week: Siblings

When Vanda told me about this one my initial reaction was ” I can’t do that!” I didn’t think I would be able to get any photos of siblings at all. I just don’t mix around enough with other people and there was nothing in my archive but I finally found something in an old box of photos while looking for something else. This is a photo I took of my mother and her three sisters. Two of them were visiting and staying with us and the other drove up from another suburb. Pictured left to right are Aunty Audrey, Aunty Tiny, Aunty Daphne and Mum (Carol). They are all long gone but I’m sure they would not mind me using their picture for this challenge. I thought it was a rather nice one of them and they had asked me to take it for them. Unfortunately none of us thought about the awful background in the photo! This photo was taken around 1986 or 87 from memory as Mum and I had not yet moved to Semaphore. img019

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

Here are a few photos I have gathered together for this challenge. Some of them I had to try to work out the ages but I think I am mostly correct with them. Here they are.

C&A Ellis 1888
C and K Ellis 1888
Many of the headstones are over 100 years old
Oatlands Mill 1837
Oatlands Mill 1837
Old Playing Cards
Very Old Playing Cards. these would have to Qualify
Sema4 Water Tower 1880
Semaphore Water Tower 1880. This is in South Australia.
Stenmar Circa 1900s
This is my old piano. I am told it dates back before 1910.
Teddy Bear 1910
One of my beloved Teddy Bears. He is from around 1910
Underwood Typewriter 1911
This Underwood Typewriter is from around 1911
Vintage Coach
A very old coach and trunks from years ago.

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


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



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.