Lines and Angles: Grafton Bridge

I am re-blogging this post for Debbie’s One Word Sunday Bridge https://travelwithintent.com/2020/08/16/bridge-forth-rail-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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Black-&-White-Banner

Black and white with a double twist

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything With Double Letters
Flood171230_blog challenge_blackandwhite_water_grafton flood
Kookaburras eyes180323_faces_blackandwhite_kookaburra
Pottery180419_blog challenge_traces of the past_blackand white_girls pottery4
Purple Fringe Lily180530_blackand white_flowers_purple fringe lily
Dining Room181102_blog challenge_blackandwhite_tables_chairs_split_croatia
Wall190104_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_geometric_shapes_south_korea_wall
Eastern Yellow Robin at a Birdbath190412_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_water_birdbath_eastern_yellow_robin7
Currawong at the window190816_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_currawong_window
Sunset180817_blog challenge_blackandwhite_mirors_reflection_sunset

 

Daily Diary

The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Daily Diary

The past week, day by day

Day 1: the Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey in the pouch can for a bit of supplementary food in the morning
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Day 2: I went to visit my daughter. Always have to open this gate on the road between two properties at Lilydale20200326_2_blog challenge_diary_gate_lilydale
Day 3: My bestie and I went for a drive in the countryside. Found this letter box20200326_3_blog challenge_diary_letter box_clarence valley

Day 4: We went for a walk to see how much of my place has recovered from the devastating fire in December. Growing among some burnt wood a tiny Sunflower showed it’s sunny face. It was probably dropped by a bird from the seed I was putting out for the birds when the place was a charred mess and not much food for the animals and birds.
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Day 5: The Caper White Butterflies have turned up on the usual migration. I am glad they like to stop over at my place to refuel before heading off again.20200326_5_blog challenge_diary_caper white butterflies_durranbah
Day 6: I had to go to town to get my car repaired. Keeping my social distance I walked around town taking a few photos. This looks like someone had a helper in the demolition of the front fence.20200326_6_blog challenge_diary_bricks_shovel_toy_grafton
Day 7: A female Satin Bower Bird came to have a look around the verandah. The photo was taken from my chair in my office through the glass door. It has to be a stealthy, quick shot as they sense the slightest movement and fly off lickerty split.20200326_7_blog challenge_diary_bower bird_female_step_durranbah

That was seven days from the daily diary.

Numbers around Grafton

Inspired by Franks Tuesday Photo Challenge: Number I set off around town as I had a few hours to fill in waiting for my car to be serviced.

Here are some of the numbers I found.
A tatty number20200221_blog challenge_number_grafton1
That’s a bargain20200221_blog challenge_number_grafton2
Modernist number20200221_blog challenge_number_grafton3
Etched in metal20200221_blog challenge_number_grafton4
Push numbers. I wonder if a little flag pops up when that icon is pushed?20200221_blog challenge_number_grafton5
Make sure you know these number or it will cost you20200221_blog challenge_number_grafton6
Another bargain courtesy of the government20200221_blog challenge_number_grafton7
A fancy number20200221_blog challenge_number_grafton8
and there are many more on posters that tell the history of Grafton20200221_blog challenge_number_grafton9
I just had to get a bit arty in the cafe20200221_blog challenge_number_grafton010
The featured number is written on the bridge

A hunt for red

Patti from the Lens-Artists sent us on a scavenger hunt to hunt for things that are Red

I had to go to town yesterday so I set out to find a few things from around town instead of my usual combing my place for bits of red among the nature that abounds here at times.

Here is what I found
A red post and a fortuitous red car driving pst20200127_blog challenge_red_post_car
A red motorbike at a service station with bits of red everywhere20200127_blog challenge_red_motorbike
A red ute livening up the street
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I just happened to be near the Fire Station when the truck came out of the station20200127_blog challenge_red_fire truck
OK I did lie. I had to include the miniature red Hibiscus in my garden that are just flowering as there has been good rainfall over the past two weeks20200127_blog challenge_red_hibiscus_garden_durranbah

Stoplight in the rain

Beckys square photo challenge: Light

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Come on over to Becky’s and join in the fun
Here’s the rule:
All you really need remember about this photographic challenge is that a square is a rectangle with four equal sides!
Yes the photo format is Square. Look on your camera setting before you get totally inspired and set it to 1:1 There you have it Square Format. If you forget crop your image to Square