Compared to most houses in Australia…

most of us thought many European cities

contained small houses which went up instead

of sprawling along the ground.

On the other hand, this is the back yard of

Schonbrunn Palace.

It is also known as the

Hapsburg’s Summer Cottage.

There is only 1,441 rooms in Schonbrunn Palace

compared to 3,000 rooms in the

Hapsburg’s Winter Palace.

At the other end of the spectrum was

this refugee camp at Calais.

Back to Amsterdam and this tiny house

squeezed in between others not much larger.

Finally, one of the many houseboats

moored in Amsterdam’s canals.

My perception of ‘small’ is based on the frontage.

Only those living in my ‘small’ houses know

how roomy they are…particularly when a house

is several stories high.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Houses






 I discovered that I had… more photos…

of cemetery fences…

than any other fence.

I also thought them…

a bit more interesting….

than other types of fence.


Gates were going to be a problem until I expanded

my thinking from farm gates to other gates.

Above is one of the gateways into York City….I hope.


 The gateway to Fromelles Military Cemetery.

I am not sure if other parts of the world know

about Fromelles Military Cemetery.

It contains the remains of over

258 British and Australian WW I soldiers

who were found in mass graves on the edge

of Pheasant Wood, just outside Fromelles.

The cemetery was established on 2010.

MGW  has a relative buried there.

Menin Gate entrance to Ypres,

in Belgium.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Fences-Gates





I had already prepared my Fences post

when I noticed it had been postponed.

So, instead I have a couple of my favourite shots

from a morning when the temperature

was below zero….just…a few months ago.

For all readers who live in areas which get snow bound,

anything below 10 degrees Celsius is cold.

 At least I have one for next week, now.

This may be very helpful as I may be serving

on a jury this time next week.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Favourites





 Doesn’t seem that long ago that we did not

have a microwave in our kitchen.

It was our first wedding anniversary

when we purchased our first one.


Always a good supply of glasses.

Definitely need a kettle.

And there is always handles/knobs

on cupboards and drawers.

And no kitchen is complete unless there are

some tea caddies…although they actually

store coffee and sugar as well as tea.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Found-in-a-Kitchen





I think lightning looks good in either

colour or black and white.

A very recent foggy morning.

 Lastly my favourite recent photo.

A short sharp downpour provided me

with enough time to grab a camera and

photograph this rain.

This is a photo that looks better after editing

and also looks good in BW.

At least that’s my opinion.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Weather





This was a tough challenge to find photos for.

Our twelve-year-old wrestles Maggie

to within an inch of her life.

Would be an appropriate caption be.

Is that all you’ve got?

Misty was a rescue cat.


Soxie in his younger, vicious, nasty cat days.

I’m not a cat person if you haven’t guessed.


Finally, Ginger in her favourite spot on my ute.

Like her father, Brandy, it didn’t matter

what was on the back they would

find a spot and sit and

wait for me.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Pets





Many stone fences like this

where I spent most of my life.We were in the middle of a volcanic area

and associated lava flows.

Rock piles made by tourists at a river mouth

down on the coast.


Looks a bit like a sandstone shed of days gone by.


A church in  Fremantle.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Bricks-Stone