An ordinary photo reminded me of the
Toyota commercials on television…
…with the aid of Photoshop two images become one
What we think of as ordinary,
a eucalypt flower
looks more than ordinary in isolation.
About twelve months ago I again
visited Point Lonsdale and captured
this image of the lighthouse
from the end of the Pier.
Although it appears an ordinary part
of my previous image,
the colours of the seaweed are
anything but ordinary…
..and the delicate nature of this image
The juxtaposition of the bluestone pavers
and open drainage system and the very
modern rubbish bins in the alley of a town
that dates back to Victoria’s Gold Rush (1850s).
Breakfast by the sea.
In my hometown, the first settlers
arrived in the area in 1841.
Grandfather Bill arrived as
a soldier settler in the early 1920s.
Many of the early graves are marked
with a simple marker and number.
If only those markers could talk.
Texture in graveside fences
With some editing, a cemetery fence
can look a bit special.
….exquisite (not so ordinary)
beauties like this can be found.
Lippy the Lionness
Greater Kruger National Park
After the Colosseum…
…it was the scene…
…of Roman entertainment…
During the fifth century A.D…
…several earthquakes damaged the structure of the Colosseum.
Changing entertainment tastes and
general neglect accounted for
the demise of the Colosseum.
At the beginning of the 20th century,
nearly two-thirds of the original Colosseum
had been destroyed.
Our visit to Pompeii
The lighter coloured stone is not original.
Washbasins at Pompeii.
Stepping stones for crossing flooded streets.
Plaster cast body.
A person trying to protect
nose and mouth from dust.
Some of the many everyday objects
gathered at Pompeii over the years.
We were told this was Pompeii’s
version of Mcdonald’s.
The brothel menu…
And if you were unsure if there was a
brothel nearby there were signs
embedded in the street and on walls.
Can you see this one?
At least that is what our guide told us 😉
We just made it back to some semblance
of shelter when those clouds emptied out.
Again, not from our garden.
Mandarines are a Safeway special.
Melbourne’s Gallery of Australian Art
All fence lines should be straight.
Straight lines everywhere
Trees nearly as straight as the lamp posts
Car park lines.