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.
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
Some farm gates are meant to be sat upon
Guess which side of the old farm fence the cattle are on? The fence keeps them from the railway line too.
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.
This part of the fence and old gates are on my place. I used to love making gates.
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.
Just the cups
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.
MY herbs and spices
My favourite cup and saucer photo from the hotel in Seoul
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.
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?
More pets can be found at Cees
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
I reckon the Sun is in the distance
Same view but in sepia and showing more of the distance
I am sure the Moon is in the distance.
I love our Moon especially when it smiles at me In the Distance.
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?”
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
A walkway in a church in Italy
Under the Arena in Verona where the soldiers patrolled
Where the Gladiators walked to enter the Arena in Verona. This one was armed with an umbrella
A walkway going from the main building to the garden in the Grand Hyatt in Seoul
The hallway to the Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt in Seoul
Looking towards the front door at the Grand Hyatt in Seoul
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
Some of the steel used came from Scotland
The little office where the operator operated the controls to open the bridge.
One of the bends of the bridge
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.
The cranes used in the building of the new bridge
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”
A Catbird sat high in the tree not caring that I wanted a photo or two.
A Blue-faced Honeyeater looking for a new blossom to get a bit of nectar.
Just an Osprey talking a casual stroll along the beach
The wonderful Emerald Dove.
Scarlet Honeyeaters are so small and acrobatic when snacking on a Lilli Pilli.
An interesting photo challenge from Cee: Black & White Candid Shots. Here is a couple from my collection
Someone walking by
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.
Here are my bits and pieces for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge Texture
A jumble of beads
Two Echidnas snuggled in the garden
The Ibis and I see eye to eye