Thursdays Special photo challenge from Lost in Translation: Message
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
The washing up
Heading out of the river mouth at Yamba
A beach on a grey day
Setting course for parts unknown
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.
Have a look at the other Mundane Monday photos
• Post a B & W photo for 7 days.
• 7 black and white photos of your life.
• No people.
• No explanation.
• Challenge someone new each day.
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.
Another of my favourite photo challenges from Cee. This time Bricks or Stones
A wander around Clunes Cemetery found a decorated angel
Again with a bit of sunlight for effect
The old sandstone balustrade
A few stones on the beach
The mossy stones from the stone wall built 80 years ago
The stone pathway with a bit of moss in the joins
So many names to choose from for this photo challenge from Where’s my backpack. Here is a slideshow of names. Hope you enjoy them
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
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.
A bit of the entrance with the carving in the stone and the iron gates
The circular carving in detail
There are also some rectangular carvings as well
The stone balustrades are starting to show their age
Beautiful isn’t it? For more wonderful photos in Traces of the Past have a look at Lost in Translation
It is just a paint can that was washed up by flood waters and deposited on the mud. My entry for Mundane Monday Challenge #122
From the Existential to the Mundane - From Poetry to Prose
Giving and Receiving Blessings
...foind de zor/...cu rânduri și cu imagini, ce dansează printre pagini...
Making blessings out of this busy life!
Thoughts from photos and photos from thoughts.
Mainly through the lens of a Nikon
Everything in life is balance...
driven by passion
Roaming, at home and abroad
ich zeige euch meine stadt wie ich sie sehe
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