Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Water

There are lots of Water photos. Go ahead and have a look at Cee’s place.

There is some water we like and some water we don’t.

Flood water in Grafton
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The washing up
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Heading out of the river mouth at Yamba
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A beach on a grey day
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Setting course for parts unknown
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The Drum

There is a new bridge being built over the Clarence River at Grafton. There is all sorts of construction stuff in the water. I saw this yellow drum but it just looked like a yellow drum in the water. I set my Canon Powershot to Toy Camera function and here is the result.

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Have a look at the other Mundane Monday photos

Jacaranda

It would be very remiss of me not to have a Jacaranda in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The letter J

You see, the city closest to where I live, Grafton, has the oldest floral festival in Australia, the Jacaranda Festival which begins tomorrow. Grafton has many Asian tourists at the moment coming to see the spectacular Jacaranda trees which line many streets and are in nearly every park in town. It is a fun time especially next Thursday when lots of the shops dress up and put on a show to entertain the tourists and locals. The streets are paved with purple and I even saw a Japanese tourist making a Jacaranda “snow” angel in one of the parks.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bricks or Stones

Another of my favourite photo challenges from Cee. This time Bricks or Stones

A wander around Clunes Cemetery found a decorated angel
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Again with a bit of sunlight for effect
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The old sandstone balustrade
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A few stones on the beach
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The mossy stones from the stone wall built 80 years ago
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The stone pathway with a bit of moss in the joins
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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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Traces of the Past: The Bank

This time for Traces of the Past, I thought I would take you to my home town of Grafton. A relatively new place, Grafton was first settled by Europeans in 1849 and the City was established. There are still some buildings that have survived from the later part of the 19th Century. The CBC Bank is one that still stands. Built in 1877 from stone and has lace iron work. A very impressive building for its day. One of my favourite buildings.

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A bit of the entrance with the carving in the stone and the iron gates
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The circular carving in detail
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The stone balustrades are starting to show their age
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Beautiful isn’t it? For more wonderful photos in Traces of the Past have a look at Lost in Translation

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