From the past

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #168: Seen Better Days
Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares

Of course there has to be a song. This is an Australian song that was a big hit. I hope you enjoy it

First is the #PastSquare from the #RoofSquare

Onto a few things that have seen better days

An Australian made car from the 1950’s – a Holden FX

Would you ride this coach?

or go to town in this wagon?

This house is still much the same last time I drove past

Pompeii has definitely seen better days. Also from #SquareTime

This house too is still standing

The Colosseum is maintaining it’s better days appearance

The old truck that “lives” in my street

The remains of bird baths I’ve had over the years. Usually broken by possums trying to find a drink in droughts as I don’t think I have fat birds around here. This was from the #SquareUp

The feature photo is my old chook shed used in #RoofSquare

Back in time

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Made from Wood

A while ago we went to a town over the mountains, Inverell and went to the Pioneer Village. Many of the buildings have been saved and transported to the village for a living exhibition of the life and times in the 1800’s.     “The Inverell district is in a fertile agricultural region which produces a wide range of crops, including wheat, barley, oats, sorghum, wine grapes and maize. There are also some mining activities with tin, sapphires, zircons and diamonds (mainly industrial) being found.[12] Inverell is known as the ‘Sapphire City’ because of the sapphires that found throughout the local district, contributing to a major part of Australia’s sapphire production.” source Wikipedia

Here is a few of the things I found.

The Miners Store  – Inverell has a mining history since Diamonds were discovered in 1875 and later Sapphires190824_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_things_wood_house_inverell
Inside the old church190824_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_things_wood_church_inside_inverell
The back of the house190824_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_things_wood_house1_inverell
One of the many wagons on display190824_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_things_wood_wagon_inverell

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue

The Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #58: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

The wagon from years ago
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New little Grey Fantail chicksfantail young02_nest_binna burra_named_nov 2014
The book exchange in the shopping centre180523_blog challenge_books or paper_bookshelves_grafton
The wonderful blue of a Superb Fairy Wrenblue wren04_grafton_changed_named_jan 2014

 

and if you want it a bit heavier

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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