THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-1905_Traces-of-the-Past

Although this shed is close to Geelong…

each time I pass it, I am reminded of Dad’s first wool shed.  

I don’t really remember shearing sheep in that old shed it was

used for many years to store bales of hay.  

 After the hay was used it was deemed that the

old blue-stone woolshed had passed its used by date.  

We did keep the blue-stone wall.

However the new owner saw fit to raze the area.

 

 Again only about an hour’s drive from Geelong.

This building is very similar to the old store in my hometown.

The main similarity now is that both are unused.

 I imagine that the locals would gather on the seat

out front of this house and chat away

the summer evenings and warm winter days.

Nowadays, however, everyone is much to busy

for that kind of lifestyle.

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Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past

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10 thoughts on “THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-1905_Traces-of-the-Past

  1. The old buildings seem so long ago, but mean a lot to those who lived by them and went to get products at the store. Or those whose father may have used them to shear sheep, but later stored hay bales.

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    • The buildings do seem long ago, however, there ae many churches and houses made of blue stone which are still used to this day. I’m told that when a heat wave arrives a blue stone house will take a week to warm up. The downside is that often heat waves pass within a few days and inhabitants have a hot house to live in for another week. Not really desirable in summer months.

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  2. Wouldn’t that be nice, if we could take a step back and find time to enjoy simple things in life. Very nice, Woolly. It looks great in B&W.

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    • I always think along those line, until…. I had a passion to own an FJ Holden….one of the first Australian made cars, circa 1950s. When I saw one about thirty years ago and noted the lack of creature comfort compared to my current car, all my desires disappeared. 🙂 However, the pace of life would be nice.

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