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.
Black and White Sunday from Paula at Lost in Translation: Traces of the Past.
Lately I have posted a bit of me for Traces of the Past. This post follows that trend.
I was wondering what to do while standing in the kitchen doing the washing up. On the window sill there were a couple of things that needed a bit of a wash. That’s when the idea struck, why not do the pieces of pottery that are on the window and around the house.
These pieces of pottery were done by my daughters in the after school pottery classes in their Mothers potters shop around 20 years ago. They were primary school age, less than 12 years old, when these pieces were made. All the photos of the works are on a chopping board made by my eldest daughter in woodwork at high school, which you can see is still used today. Actually it was today. I prepared my lunch using the chopping board!
A lovely small bowl for Mothers Day
A horse in a yard with a tree.
Who wouldn’t want a shoe with laces and a nice bow
Mum at the pottery wheel.
A wonderful orange boat.
My girls had pet rats so no wonder they were the inspiration for this pottery rat. Such an adorable face.
Another view of the rat.
I think this turtle is just lovely.
The first small bowl in this post with a bit of colour.
The turtle in colour
Who couldn’t love that face
This is a photo challenge set by Paula at Lost in Translation. Most wonderful photos you can access via Paulas blog (here) will show you many examples of the world as it was way back when. Sometimes you may see some archeological relics or some post modern photos of last centuries wars.
This post is all about me and my Canon TLb SLR camera (Wikipedia link). I was taking photos with an Agfamatic point and shoot camera (Wikipedia link) when a bloke I worked with who took photos said I needed a better camera as the photos I showed him were great (he reckoned). He said go to a second-hand camera shop he knew and get a camera.
I found these photos today while I was looking for something else. These photos are from the early 1970’s in 35mm colour film, processed in a photo lab after I dropped the film canister off at the Chemist shop and collected my photos about a week later. So much excitement to actually see what I captured.
Here is my Traces of the Past. I hope you like my early photos.
I had a Tamron 200mm telephoto lens I slotted onto my camera. My first dragonfly photo taken while sitting near a rock-pool in a National Park near Sydney
Driving with a mate from Sydney to Wangaratta, I said stop I saw an eagle sitting on a hillside. Yes I was into nature way back then too. Imagine my surprise when the Wedged-tailed Eagle spotted me and took off, a rabbit dangling from its claws.
I lived in a share house and one cold winters night a couple of housemates decided to burn some rubbish in the backyard. I don’t remember what they burnt but the colours were amazing. The shapes made, a bird a face, a dog…….what can you see?
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
I think this was a stick rake. The seat doesn’t look very comfortable. It is similar to my tractor seat though.
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.
The iron work is still in good order despite being out in the weather for quite a number of years
I don’t really like combine photo challenges but my blog bestie Paula and Frank have set the challenges that are quite easy to combine. So for Thursdays Special: Traces of the Past from Lost in Translation and Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bridge from Dutch goes the Photo here are my Bridges from the Past.
The first Bridge is the Pont Saint-Bénézet or Pont d’Avignon over the Rhone River at Avignon. It’s not much of a bridge as it doesn’t go all the way across the Rhone but still attracts lots of tourists every year
Another not really a Bridge is the Pont du Gard which is an aqueduct which crosses the Gardon River. It is a three story bridge
In Verona is the Bridge the Castelvecchio or Old Castle which crosses the Adige River. A beautiful red brick example of Gothic architecture.
A colourful Bridge in Vienna in a marina and leads to fun park on the River Danube.
How many Bridges can you count that cross the Arno River in Florence?
Of course my favourite Bridge is the Ponte Vecchio in Florence.
In a garden in Seoul is a pretty little Bridge crossing a tiny babbling brook.
I could not let a Bridge or a Traces of the Past photo challenge go by without putting in the wonderful little Bridges in Venice.
These little Bridges lead to the apartment in Venice where we love to stay out of the tourist areas.
Thanks for coming across my Bridge and into the Traces of the Past