Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Wk3-Photo-Topic


Week 3 Photo Topics


First up…A table full of tools from the gold rush days.

A purple flower.


The roof of Harry Potter’s 

Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station

in London.

Definitely a Classic truck maybe even Vintage.

Same applies here.

It must be a vintage car…although I know little of cars,

models and the years they were made.

 Some tools used at a working bee.


And finally, my Christmas 2017.



Daily Prompt-Ceremony


On August 5, 1914, my Grandfather was part of a gun crew

which fired the first allied shot of what was

to become known as The Great War.

At the time he was stationed at Point Nepean which

is situated on the eastern side of the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

The cannon on the right was the one used for the task.

The barrel on the left was used to fire the first shot

of World War II.

One hundred years later, August 5, 2014,

on bright sunny day in winter

a ceremony was conducted to commemorate that event.


All the ceremony the military could muster

was included to mark  the occasion.


We had mixed messages about who could lay the wreath,

so as my Grandfather did we took things into our own hands

and I and my two Aunties, Dad’s sisters,

to lay our wreath.

My Auntie, on the right, has since passed.

Just before 1245 a freighter came into view as it did in 1914.


Then at precisely 1245 a ceremonial shot

was fired from Point Nepean,

to mark the centenary of firing of the

First Shot of World War I.






Today, ANZAC Day 2018 the

Prime Minister of Australia…

Mr. Malcolm Turnbull…

is visiting the co-located

Australian National Memorial

and the

Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery

located just outside of Villers-Brettonneux

on The Somme Battlefields of France,

to open the Sir John Monash Centre.


The Sir John Monash Centre was…



under construction when

I visited early in June, 2017…

and is situated behind the Central Tower…


from which the views are stunning. 


It was extremely difficult to imagine

all the lives lost…


and bloodshed in

this idyllic farming land.


 There are wing walls flanking the central tower…


upon which are engraved the names of

10,732 Australian casualties who died in France…

and who have no known grave.


Used as an observation post by

the French in World War II…


the Memorial was extensively damaged by

German aircraft and ground fire.  

During the repair process it was decided to

retain some of the scarring.




Lest We Forget



Wordless Wednesday18_0328

 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


This past weekend…

I exhibited some of my photos…


in a local Arts Trail…many  artists, using various mediums.


A great weekend…came home all warm and fuzzy,

not rich and famous 😄



At least yours truly and one other artist have been

invited to exhibit work at a nearby gallery.


Hope you enjoyed. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Black and White Tuesday18-0327


Black and White Tuesday


Somee BWs from Torquay again…

only this time from the…

engagement party venue.

This was the only table of munchies in sight

when we arrived….and when we left.

Constantly replenished during the night,

with friendly staff ensuring we had some

heartier finger food in our hands all night.

Wasn’t long before yours truly

ran up a white flag.



Hope you enjoyed.



Wordless Wednesday18_0314

 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


Visited the

Steiglitz Courthouse Museum

on Wednesday.
On display was part of a wooden water pipe…

which had only been decommissioned,

after seventy years in service, in 1960.

I have never previously heard of

a wooden water pipe.


Hope you enjoyed. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~