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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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I think and it has been confirmed, that…

this dress could be called a deb(utante) frock.

This flock of sheep and herd of cattle…

are certainly livestock.

The clock face of the Arras Bell Tower in France.

A group of rocks just outside Geelong

known as Dog Rocks.

Many photographers photograph this

rock formation, both day and night.

One of the Australian Navy’s ships at dock at Cunningham Pier.

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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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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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A variety of windows, both old and new

Looking out to the street through

the inner stain glass windows.

It was through these doors/windows

that a hail storm blew in

with hail stones landing twenty feet

inside these doors.

Views of the Swan River Bank in Perth, Western Australia.

There was a housing complex similar to this which,

we were told, belong to one family only.

Another Swan River scene.

Number 2 Son had the camera this day as we drove

around our second tree plantation.

 Same paddock a couple of weeks ago.

Only this time trees have been harvested and poisoned

in preparation for planting new tube stock.

I nearly took a selfie as our Georgian (USA) born

Plantation Manager acted as chauffeur.

Finally, this photo is tagged as God’s Window

which we visited while in South Africa.

Stunning views as is befitting such a window.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Looking-through-a-Window

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Weekly Photo Challenge-My-Worldly-Place

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

My Worldly Place

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I decided on a ‘then’ and ‘now’ slant

to my post this week.Now, Geelong is my place in the world…


Recent additions to the cement works.


Geelong Botanical Gardens

 

Geelong’s Eastern Beach

 

Cunningham Pier at dusk

An old wool store,

now refurbished to become

Deakin University’s

Waterfront Campus

Cunningham pier in the back ground

and what we dubbed ‘The Sharks Teeth’

in the foreground.

Recently told they represent sails on Corio Bay.

‘The Sharks Teeth’ and Geelong’s main street.


Now the small town where I spent most of my life. 

As a child these oak trees guarded

the northern entrance to our town.

In 2016 they did not seem to have grown much bigger.

A railway station not used since the late 60s.

Our Town Hall on the right.

Extreme left my first school,

recycled into a scout hall sometime in the 1960s

 

Our hardly ever used front door on the farm.

I loved the look of palm trees

before purchasing this house.


And where my Parents and Grand Parents

ran sheep and Cattle, I now grow trees.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Camera-Photographers

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Random shots mostly while

travelling in Europe.
However, this was a treasure I salvaged

from the tip when father-in-law downsized.

I could have taken thousands of shots

of people holding iPads

during our European trip.


 Waiting for the right moment.

 

Not sure where this was taken.

 An iPhone, or similar,

at the Trevi Fountain

 

Finally, a selfie among the new trees last week.

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