Columns and Vertical Lines

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Columns and Vertical Lines

A rather fat column in Seoul South Korea
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The columns in a church in Bologna
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One of the many colonnade in Bologna
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Some old columns in Pompeii
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Some newer columns in the Sagrada Familia Barcelona
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The Scottish Coal Mine

Paula’s Traces of the Past Thursdays Special photo challenge

A couple of years ago we visited a disused coal mine in Scotland which is now the Scottish Mining Museum. The weather wasn’t all that great for taking photos but here is a few shots of the buildings and works.

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Black and White Sunday – The Cathedral

For this Traces of the Past, I recently spent a bit of time on a rainy day in the Cathedral Church of Christ the King in my town of Grafton NSW Australia. The Cathedral was finished in 1884. Originally there was a small wooden church on the site built in 1842. The Cathedral is in a great green space in the heart town with the bell tower ringing out the time, a tradition I love.

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The hand carved foundations made of sandstone
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This side of the Cathedral has lots of lichen
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The northern face. You can see the two halves of the church in the roof line where the second part was added
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Looking toward the front door and the white roses in the garden.
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Looking towards the old bell tower
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Looking along the aisle to the back of the Cathedral
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The pews have been replaced by comfortable chairs with cushions
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Some of the old pews have been retained
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The old wooden seats in the front of the cathedral have been kept as well but with cushions added for the comfort of the cathedral officials.
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There are many parts of the Cathedral that have been kept in good order
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The font in front of the dedication to the Indigenous history of the Clarence Valley.
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The ceiling is wonderful highlighting the history of the Valleys timber history
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One of the brick arches that support the structure
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The back of the Cathedral where you can see the shapes of the stained glass windows
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Looking inside. Aren’t the lights lovely
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A bit of selective colour
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I couldn’t not show you the colour version
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And of course I also had to include a bit of the nature who live around the Cathedral. You will always see a Skink or two on the walls.
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Hope you enjoyed a look around the Cathedral in my town.

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The old house

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Structure

This is what remains of the first house I built on my property. It was built as a temporary structure until I was able to build a proper house.
The structure is poles (from trees cut down on the property) in the ground with fence palings as the outside walls and a corrugated iron roof.

The only part left standing is the laundry and bathroom. This is the only part of the old house that has a concrete floor and is now home to Old Smoky, the farm ute.
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The windows were second hand as was the roof
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I dismantled most of the structure to use in the new house. Some bits had to stay as they held up the roof
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It was raining when I decided to take the photos. Maybe one day I might do another post about the old house.
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Silence of now

The Daily Post word prompt: Silence

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The Cattle Yards

The once bustling sounds
of men mustering.
Cattle mooing
as they are moved about.
Dogs bark
running about the legs
of cattle
going this way and that.
But now
the cattle yards lay silent
Grasses stand tall
about the wood.
Lichen grow on
the rails
Hinges start to rust
Wood starts to rot
Where once
was activity
Now silence abounds

 

Silence

The Daily Post word prompt: Silence

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Silence

Lost in time.
Now silence
echos
Around the dray.
The clanking, clinking
of chains.
The creak
of wood.
The squeak
of leather.
The steady clip, clop
of hooves.
The chatter
of people.
of years gone by
Are heard no more.
Now silence
echos
Around the dray
Long forgotten.

Forgotten in the paddock

For Thursdays Special: Traces of the Past I am going back to the recent past as Australias history is just over 200 years.

A property near my place they have some implements that were used on the farm in the 19th Century.

It used to take 2 days to go to town by horse and cart. Now-a-days I can drive to town in 25 minutes
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I think this was a stick rake. The seat doesn’t look very comfortable. It is similar to my tractor seat though.

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It is a pity to see the wagon falling into disrepair. My Grandfather was a Wheelwright and would be disappointed to see this wagon like this.

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The iron work is still in good order despite being out in the weather for quite a number of years

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