Melbourne to BelgiumA Melbourne busker attracts a young fan.

Another Melbourne busker.

Finally, I am still not sure if this young harpist

was busking or providing some entertainment

for a tour group visiting Brugge. 

She seemed to set up and was gone

within ten minutes,

which makes me think the music

was for a tour group.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Music


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


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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Black and White Tuesday

 October 11, 2016


Last Tuesday was our last day in Dubai and we

had decided to go to the top of the Burj Khalifa.

Level 148, 555 metres above sea level,

is the world’s highest observation deck.

The heat while on the outdoor deck is just bearable,

particularly after enjoying the air conditioning.

Although the sand/dust made views a little hazy

these photos will give you an idea of the tower’s height


52 mm focal length.


Same scene at 18 mm focal length.


250 mm focal length.


52 mm…


and 22 mm focal length.


Then we were told to move closer to the edge and look down!!!.



Hope you enjoyed.


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Black and White Tuesday

 June 27, 2016



Hereford, or possibly Hereford cross cattle.

galah_01The Galah.

Last week’s visitor to our backyard.

Interestingly, years ago, if one’s behaviour was idiotic,

they were called galahs.

Yet I have never seen these birds act in an idiotic manner.


A species of hawk…

and a mudlark…


sharing the same power line.



Hope you enjoyed.


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Black and White Tuesday

 June 14, 2016


Some random pics this week.


I found these abandoned buildings in an old town a few weeks ago.  

Nearing the century mark is my guess as the style resembles

some of the buildings in my hometwon


Early morning on Corio Bay


I hit the sepia button for this shot.

The sky is a nice blue and I think colour is better.



Hope you enjoyed.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Industrial


My contribution for this week’s

Fun Foto Challenge


During my youth, sighting the Geelong Cement Works

meant we only had a few minutes to drive

before Dad would stop for a break in Geelong.

cement_0528Today, however, like many of Geelong’s industries…

cement_0530it stands idle…unwanted…

cement_0535except by graffiti artists.

cement_0539Now, overgrown and uncared for…

cement_0540it is nothing more than a…

building_0196silent sentry overlooking Geelong City.

building_0002One of the industries which is thriving is the housing industry.

Here a cement slab is being poured for one of the

many of the new houses built since I moved to Geelong.

building_0002Finally, another reminder of a by-gone industry.


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Industrial







Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-City-Structures


My contribution for this week’s

Fun Foto Challenge


Geelong’s architecture through the years
geelong_1859The Gordon TAFE (Technical and Further Education)

has been providing vocational education

to students for over one hundred years.

geelong_1841Across the road from The Gordon is the

Up-Side-Down Building which

houses government offices is

certainly newer but has been around a while.

geelong_1840Pier Point is one of several buildings which

has sprung up along Geelong’s

foreshore during the past ten years.

geelong_1862More recently is the Waurn Ponds library,

known as ‘The Box’,

is on the outskirts of Geelong

in a fast growing area and

opposite an expanding shopping centre.

I’m told it is extremely nice inside.

It is just the outside which is not that appealing.

geelong_1846Back to Geelong city centre, just down the street from

the Up-Side-Down build and The Gordon,

the new Geelong Library is taking shape.

Built on the site of the old library,

it is going to be a feature of Geelong when completed.

building_0196Geelong’s foreshore and its modern development,

while in the background,

the abandoned cement works,

on the other side of town, overlooks all.


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: City Structures