A bit of heritage in Grafton

Debbie’s One Word Sunday : Heritage

I went to town yesterday and did a drive around but it was raining and overcast, not the best for photos. I decided to find a few older items that may disappear one day. I found an old sign on the side of a building for Archie Schafer. I did a bit of research but turned up nothing and of course some sites that wanted me to pay for the information, one a newspaper which had some scant information.

From memory I know that Archie was a cyclist and the store where the sign is was the cycle shop. The building is known as the Robinson Bros building and is listed in the Heritage Register but the Architect and details are unknown. When I first came to Grafton, the building was Pullens Produce Store and is now a job centre and meeting place for those in our disabled community.

I am glad that this building will be preserved, well at least the facade.

You can just make out the Robinson Bros name on the top of the building

The door has changed a bit over time but I love it as it is now

Double dipping at Raspberry Lookout

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Weather

Today I went for a drive up the Gibraltar Range as there are wild flowers growing at the moment. Of course a drive into the mountains wouldn’t be the same without a stop off at my favourite place, Raspberry Lookout.

This is what you can usually see when you stop at Raspberry Lookout

Today it was like this

I did mention wildflowers didn’t I? There were daisies and other flowers just on the roadside.

As well as Christmas Bells, the ones I had come to see.

These are for Cee’s FOTD

I don’t know if this satisfies Marsha’s and Cee’s PPAC I found it in the very old tree in a notch they cut out to insert planks to get higher when felling a tree many many years ago

I bet you wondered where all this was going didn’t you? Well this is all part of the Lens-Artists Challenge #181: Double Dipping

But did you notice that some of the photos were square so get prepared for Becky’s Square Photo Challenge February: Odd

Square art

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Art
Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares

I did use a bit of art in my square posts so let’s have a look for them

This was from #KindaSquare not #PinkSquares

Again not #PinkSquares this one was #SpikySquares

A #SquareRoof from The Dali Museum in Figueres Spain

From #KIndaSquares

A wall of paper butterflies from #SquareBlue

My besties art finds in an op-shop for re-working from #MarchSquares

And one of her works featured in #PinkSquares

Re-living the past #11 – My first rain photo

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Rain

So many rain songs to choose from but here is one from an Aussie and the title – Raining on Sunday

Another post of looking back at first photos tagged Rain. As I expected the first one in 2012 wasn’t just rain, it was a Rainbow Lorikeet in my garden. So did look further on and it did take a bit of scrolling to find a photo that wasn’t a Rainbow Lorikeet.

From 2015 the rain had gone and left a couple of rainbows but still no actual rain photo. A photo from my desk where I used to work

An actual rain photo didn’t happen until 2017. This one is from an apartment in Sydney with a fabulous view.