Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Barns-Dilapidated-Buildings

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A variety of building shots 

from the Geelong region.


Definitely an abandoned early twentieth century,

building if not earlier.

This probably does not it the dilapidated building

in the true sense of the word…

however, we were just glad it was not our place.

New owners, new broom,

no more old house.

 

I’m not certain what this building was…church, hall or house.

However, the pitch of the roof makes me think

it could be very old by our standards.

Bricks were first made in Australia five months

after convicts arrived and the first commercial bricks

were made at Norwood in South Australia in 1840

 Back to roof pitch…

I have been told that many ‘snow countries‘ have

roofs similar to this to assist in snow run off.

Is this true?

 

Finally, the closest I have to what maybe a barn of sorts.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Liquid

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Liquid

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Earlier this year MGW and I decided to…  

celebrate our wedding anniversary with

a First Class Dining Experience on The Q Train,

a restored Queenslander Train

which runs on a short section of disused track

between Drysdale and Queenscliff.

  

Part of the First Class experience was a private cabin…

a six course meal and…

matching wine with each course.

 

As wine does not appeal to either of us we asked for

were supplied with a non-alcoholic version of each drink,

some of which I have included in today’s post.

We hope to repeat the journey sometime in the future

and while we have daylight saving time so

we can enjoy the scenery as we dine.

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Beginning with sunshine…

going…

 

and coming to start a new day.

 

 

The Q Train shining its light into the darkness ahead…

The Q Train as the engine swaps ends and joins up

to take us back to the beginning of our journey.

The Q Train is a Dining train which operates

on a section of track,

no longer used for public transport,

between Drysdale and Queenscliff.

 

 

Last Friday, May 11, just before sun up at the car park…

 

at Geelong’s Eastern Beach.

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Daily Prompt-Pedigree

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Our Pedigree pooches

Old Maggie and young Taji meet for the first time.

Now we only have one of them.

Candi’s pedigree is quite a bit shorter the Taji’s,

but she does not mind…she is happy.

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One Word Photo Challenge-Pen

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Probably not quite the ‘pen’ thought of for this challenge,

but pens just the same.

My old wool shed.

Under the left skillion Is where sheep stand waiting to be shorn.

These are called ‘sweating pens’ 

The shearer’s operated at the far end of the gable roof line.

Under the gable were catching pens.

Here shearer’s would have a pen of sheep each.

They would catch a sheep drag it onto the ‘board’/floor

and shear it prior to realising it into their letting go pen,

where the sheep would remain for each two hour work period

after which, all sheep would be counted and

each shearer would have those sheep added to his totals.

 At the top of this image I have noted the sheep yards.

A collective term.

  Sheep yards are comprised of many smaller yards/pens.

 At livestock selling centres, it is not unusual to see 50,000 sheep

sold through the yards, on sale day, during peak periods.

However, there will also be hundreds of numbered selling pens

so each owner can identify their sheep.

 

The text ‘sheep yards cans also be called pens’ is my largest pen.

 There are, including counting out pens,

nine other pens of diminishing sizes along with two races

used for drafting and animal husbandry purposes.

And that is my pen post.

 

Apologies for the quality of the photo.

 It is a very small section of a larger photo

taken close to twenty years ago.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Pen

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Black and White Tuesday18-0514

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Black and White Tuesday

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Some more from Mount Buninyong.

I have been a little hesitant about posting these photos…

 

 however I do think that they look better…

 

 as Black and Whites, than in colour.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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