Houses – Past and Present

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Houses

I don’t have many livable house photos but I do have some houses that used to be someones home in the past. Here is a slideshow of houses past and present for you to enjoy.

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Fences and Gates

Have a look at all the fences and gates at Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates

Here is my selection of Fences and Gates from around here

One of my favourite gates. A typical Australian house gate from last century
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Some farm gates are meant to be sat upon
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Guess which side of the old farm fence the cattle are on? The fence keeps them from the railway line too.
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Some cattle have no idea what a farm fence is for. I love the spiders webs that are built on the fences and melt away when the morning sun heats up.
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This part of the fence and old gates are on my place. I used to love making gates.
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Things Found in the Kitchen

That’s the photo challenge from Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Found in the Kitchen.

This is a snapshot of a bit of my Things plus some from Margaret Olley’s Kitchen in the Murwillumbah Art Gallery.  Have a peek inside of her house which has been rebuilt inside the Art Gallery from a previous blog

This is the cupboard that houses Margaret Olleys crockery. I love Willow Pattern crockery.
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Just the cups
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My flour tins. I am not sure how many “elfs” I have raised but it appears that Jesus may be watching from behind the flour tins.
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MY herbs and spices
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My favourite cup and saucer photo from the hotel in Seoul
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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Pets

I thought of doing a chook series of photos but they are not really pets, they are more a productive unit within the property – food scrap recyclers, egg produces and somewhat a help around the place (have a look here) So instead I have delved back in time to when my girls had pets and of course Benny who died earlier this year.

The rats made such fabulous pets. So many personalities and fun times.
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Benny was asleep with his pet dog. He loved that dog and dragged it around the house. You never knew where it would turn up next. He wasn’t impressed with his photo being taken was he?
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More pets can be found at Cees

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In the Distance

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is In The Distance. I looked at landscapes and other photos that felt like they were within the topic, In the Distance. How far is in the distance? Is it from here to there?

These are the mountains on the way to my place. I can’t remember the blogger I was talking to about sepia, but I thought I would give it a go
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I reckon the Sun is in the distance
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Same view but in sepia and showing more of the distance
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I am sure the Moon is in the distance.
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I love our Moon especially when it smiles at me In the Distance.
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I went to the optometrist a while ago.
She asked “What seems to be the problem?”
I told her that I had trouble seeing distance.
She took me outside, pointed to the sky and asked “What’s that?”
Of course I said “It’s the Sun.”
She then said “How far to you want to friggin’ see?”

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Indoor Walkways, Hallways, Elevators

Another fabulous topic from Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge. My take on the topic are from a few places in our world. How are the Indoor walkway, Hallways Elevators in your world. See some other wonderful photos here

Just a train from Madrid to Paris
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A walkway in a church in Italy
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Under the Arena in Verona where the soldiers patrolled
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Where the Gladiators walked to enter the Arena in Verona. This one was armed with an umbrella
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A walkway going from the main building to the garden in the Grand Hyatt in Seoul
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The hallway to the Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt in Seoul
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Looking towards the front door at the Grand Hyatt in Seoul
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Lines and Angles: Grafton Bridge

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles I would like to show you the bridge in my town. The rail line is straight but the bridge has a number of bends, giving the local name of the Bendy Bridge. It was built in 1932 and the design is unique to Australia as it has a it has a railway line on the lower deck and the road is the upper deck. It used to open until the water main was built onto the structure and shipping stopped going up river, now the bridge no longer opens. There is another bridge being built along side the old bridge as in the mornings and afternoons there is quite a build up of traffic crossing the river. Large vehicles and buses have a hard time negotiating the bends and traffic coming in the opposite direction usually stop to allow the larger vehicles get around the bends.

A bit of the steel structure
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Some of the steel used came from Scotland
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The little office where the operator operated the controls to open the bridge.
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One of the bends of the bridge
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The walkway with the rail line on the left. There is another walkway on the other side. The crane on the right is where the new bridge is being built.
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The cranes used in the building of the new bridge
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Back of Birds

The photo challenge from Cee is Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Back of Things  What do I have the most photos of….yep you guessed it – birds. I did have to stop myself. I didn’t realise how many backs of birds I have!  Here is my selection of the backs of birds for the challenge.

The Wonga Pigeon had enough of me so it was “off I go”
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A Catbird sat high in the tree not caring that I wanted a photo or two.
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A Blue-faced Honeyeater looking for a new blossom to get a bit of nectar.
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Just an Osprey talking a casual stroll along the beach
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The wonderful Emerald Dove.
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Scarlet Honeyeaters are so small and acrobatic when snacking on a Lilli Pilli.
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Candid Shots

An interesting photo challenge from Cee: Black & White Candid Shots. Here is a couple from my collection

Someone walking by
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The amazing art work from Russia in the Venice Biennale in 2015. The eyes actually moved. When this bloke left the room the eyes followed him.
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