Word-of-Day-Challenge-Volley

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volley

a number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time

It wasn’t a volley but a single gunshot…

 

…fired from this barrel…

 

…which was mounted in this gun emplacement

which was the first allied shot fired in World War I.

 

Recently I posted a photo taken near the

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse looking over

to this side…Point Nepean.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Volley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Indoor-Walkways

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Indoor-Walkways.

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I’m catching up with some missed posts for the BW Challenge.

walkway_0031No quite indoor…but under cover.

walkway_0036The rest of my images come from Fort Nepean,

from where the First Shot of both World Wars was fired

walkway_0033My Grandfather was part of the gun crew which fired

The First Shot of World War I.
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 He would have spent many hours walking

through these passages.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Indoor-Walkways

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Creepy

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Creepy

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When I read that Creepy was this week’s theme…

spidera_0071the first photo I though of was this.

Arachnids and reptiles do give me the creeps.

 fort_nepean_0036Then inspired by MyThoughtsThrough the Lens I thought of

this series of photos taken at Fort Nepean on Port Phillip Bay.

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My Grandfather was part of the gun crew which fired

the First Shot of World War I.

During his time at the fort he would have

been moving around these tunnels,

in the cold and dark,

save for candle light.

fort_nepean_0039knowing that at any moment,

if instructions were not followed,

he or some else,

may accidentally bring their candle flame

into contact with gunpowder.

 

 

NOW….if you did not think my first photo all that creepy,

my last may have the desired effect…
spider_0071It did with MGW when she looked round the corner

at my monitor to see what I was doing!!! 😀

Apologies for my Photoshop skills, or lack thereof.

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge–Rust

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My contribution for this week’s

 Word of the Week Challenge…

Rust

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Thinking of a rusty post I remembered this photo of…

ferriswheel_0505a ferris wheel.  A bit rusty for me to ride on.

curves2_1801Rusty red bricks, rusting metal all over fifty years old.

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A rusty roof in the middle of a city, and…

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another rusty roof in rural Victoria.  Not an unusual sight.

fort_0030AThese rusting rings are…
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are set into rusty bricks and rusting surrounds.
soldiers_0047Is this soldier pushing ammunition carts to…
metal_0106-001this relic; part of the gun mount which fired the first shot of World war I.
soldiers_0114These three may have been clean steel at one time,

however, they have taken on a rusty hue now.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE– Rust 

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Silhouette

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Silhouette

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On August 5, I paid a visit to Fort and Point Nepean to commemorate

firing the First Shot in World War 1.

silhouette_0148There was oodles of media in tow to cover the event.

We were told that it was to be reported internationally,

but not sure if this occurred.

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silhouette_0340A young soldier is demonstrating how the Pfalz was signalled on that day in 1914.

silhouette_0047Down at Fort Nepean a silhouette of a soldier pushing carts which may have carried explosives.

silhouette_0114I would like to think that these ‘Diggers‘ are honouring the men who fought in all wars

and praying that it never happens again.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Texture

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Texture

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Found some good photos and textures at Fort Nepean last Tuesday.

fort_0084This sign is at the gun emplacement which fired the first shot of World War 1.

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fort_0028Just hope this shell did not contain any…
fort_0029powder as described above.
fort_0031The texture of the bricks and rings was eye-catching even before this challenge.
fort_0032Fascinating to think that these guns were manoeuvred manually with ropes and pulleys…

fort_0030Ausing these rings which are still embedded in the wall.

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Wordless Wednesday-First-Shot-WW-1

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At 1245, August 5, 1914…
gun_0118the gun on the right fired the first shot of World War 1.

Approximately twenty-five years later the gun on the left fired the first shot of World War 2.
wreaths_0491Today, conducted with military precision, representatives of twenty countries, descendants of the gun crew, public and politicians, gathered and commemorated this event.

wreaths_0484The ceremony ended with a wreath laying ceremony which gave descendants a moment to

remember and honour their loved ones.

 wreaths_0609Lest we forget.

We do not want it to happen again.

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Craftyspices.com_Wordless Wednesday

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