Australia isn’t an old country. Settled in 1788, many of the buildings have gone and there is still some Traces of the Past.
I have, as in my last blog, gone back thousands of years. This time I have a bit of the architecture from the not too distant past.
Many of the buildings in Sydney and the surrounding settlements were made of sandstone. Sydney sandstone is a valuable building material now-a-days. This church is in Springwood in the the Blue Mountains which surround Sydney to the west.
Another sandstone structure. A spire on a building in Newtown, Sydney
A mix of building materials. Sandstone, brick and copper on the Trades Hall Center in the City.
A copper dome and weather vane on a building in Newtown, Sydney
Here is my contribution to the Daily Post Photo Challenge: Order
Did you have a favourite?
I love the idea of Simple Things.
Like a little Super Fairy Wren looking for a snack
A row of chairs in a church in Verona
An old tap the one day may be turned on again in Venice
A blue bottle left on a plinth with blue graffiti in Bologna
Chimney pots in Paris
Days end in a cafe in my home town
Or the Simple Thing of finding that place to have a rest in my garden
Look at the Simple Things that other have found
Lost in Translation photo challenge – Juxtaposition
In Sydney Australia, you can see many example of where the old meets the new. The old building, Scots Church has a new building built above it which has 148 apartments which allows the new to hover above the old.
In another part of Sydney, the inner city suburb Newtown has a range of eclectic people and shops. Here we have an outdoor/indoor room on the awning of the building.
One of the contentious issues in Australia is that refugees are kept in detention until their applications are processed. It is believed that children should not be held in these camps. I found this protest in the street in Ballina. a town not far from my place. It is a sad photo when you think about the meaning.
What a challenge! I couldn’t think of anything then a bit of inspiration kicked in which led to too many ideas.
Looking through to a garden in Rome.
One of the many colonnades in Bologna
Letting the ferry through the lock in Paris
Looking through time in the 12th Century church in Verona
Not many through photos from Australia as the ideas of those came to late
I am so glad that you enjoyed my little bit of Italy. Here is some bits and pieces I found in France – Marseilles and Avignon. Paris may come later.
I loved this carousel in Marseilles. It was in a square with people just milling around. The sound of the carousel certainly attracted us down that street.
In the square where we had lunch was this sign on the wall. I like this type of art, almost pop art?
Another blog I should write is one on the doors of Europe. I had this obsession to photograph doors of all sizes, materials and colours. Of course many of these doors have a door knocker. This lion looks a bit fierce.
In Avignon there seemed to be stones on the streets especially in the back streets of the old town. I wonder what building these came from?
In the Palaise de Papas, in Avignon, these tiles were in a section where the tiles were just on tables and some other rooms the tiles were still on the floor. I wonder why I photographed these tiles…..
In many of the churches were frescos. It amazed me to think that these were painted centuries ago. I loved the colours of this castle fresco.
I had to include another stained glass. This time a close up of the intricate fire stained glass with such a stunning blue background.
The Palaise de Papas had many many gargoyles but not many had a pigeon. I think it had a nest behind there.
We found this fabulous cafe in Avignon,a libraire cafe L’Ami Voyage en Compagnie which had the most wonderful food with fantastic features.The tables were quite readable, the chairs wrapped in paper and string.
The table light is great don’t you think?
Guarding the stairs was this little bloke. Upstairs was a little library. The best cafe in Avignon.