FOWChallenge-Masterpiece

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masterpiece

a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship.

A masterpiece…

…of engineering…

…both when it was built and nearly

one hundred years later.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Masterpiece

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Bridges

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Bridges from all over.

Bridge over Rocky Mountaineer railway.

Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Auckland Harbour Bridge,

by day…

 

…and by night.

The remnants of Misery Creek Bridge.

Was in one piece until

the background tree fell on it.

A new bridge in Botswana’s

Okavango Delta.

One of my all time favourite bridges

from my school days.

The Bridge of Sighs.

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.

West Gate again.

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Beginning in Sydney with…

the Harbour Bridge, and…

 

…the Sydney Opera House.


Visitors to Federation Square are also welcomed to

the Home of Australian Art, The National Gallery of Victoria.

At the time of its construction it caused quite a bit of controversy.

Now Apple wants to build a store on Federation Square

behind (I think) thee National Gallery.

This is not receiving public support

due to the original design of the store

and the fact that it is at Federation Square.

 


Prior to Melbourne hosting the 2006 March

Commonwealth Games, Spencer Street Station,

our first rail port of call when visiting Melbourne,

was renovated and had its name changed to

Southern Cross Station‘.

I didn’t like the changes at the time. 

Now however, totally different. 

We can travel to Southern Cross Station,

have a light meal and shop all

under the Southern Cross roof. 

Now camera gear is the only thing which will take me

a few blocks in to the Central Business District.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Architecture

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Architecture

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Architecture

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Architecture

 

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Decided to focus on Sydney this week.

Two images of…

…the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

 

And…

…two  images of the Sydney Opera House…

…taken from the Bridge.

Probably safe to say that water is the only

non man-made item in these shots.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Made-by-Humans

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One Word Photo Challenge-Lock

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My

Lock

 Challenge

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An old lock on a church  door.

 

Always thought padlocks were secure,

until I had to cut one with a hacksaw.

Took all of fifteen seconds to cut through.

 

A lone love lock on Sydney Harbour Bridge.

 

but these are on…

on the Makartsteg bridge over

the Salzach River, in Salzburg.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Lock

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Structure

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Structure

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First up…Nature.

To me a leaf looks green and leafy…until

I stumbled across one which I had

converted to a negative. 

With the original (photo) and sunlight behind it

we can see a whole system of veins

which transport water, food, energy

through the leaf and on to the rest of the plant.

Sydney’s ‘coat hanger’ does not all that impressive

from this perspective.

In fact not as big as the boat?

 However as we commenced our walk across the bridge

it took on a whole new dimension.

Six or eight lanes of motor vehicles and

one or two train lines were woven

into the structure of the bridge.

All this held together by many rivets and tons of steels.

About 12 – 15 years ago our beloved Spencer Street Station

was re-modeled and given a makeover

prior to the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

All I saw was a ‘wavy roof’  which looked nothing like

the old Spencer street Station…AND

it was renamed Southern Cross Station.

How dare they!

It is only over the past ten years that I have taken time

to look up, and notice…

the many tons of steel which hold up the ‘wavy roof’.

Now I have grown accustomed to her face.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Stairs-Steps-Ladders

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My contribution for this week’s

Stairs, Steps, Ladders

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 Most Stairs or Steps this week.steps_0019Step down to a water taxi on Sydney Harbour.

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Getting into a water taxi would be much easier

than this flight of steps leading up to

Sydney Harbour Bridge.

And just to be clear, these steps only took us to road level.

steps_0177Of course there was a similar set on the other side.

Note the smooth section in the centre.

A Sydneysider would be able to tell me

if it was included specifically to make it easier

to push one’s bicycle up.

Wonder does anyone ride down the stairs?

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Tis part of Old Sydney almost looks like

it could be an Occupational Health and Safety issue.

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The exit from Southern Cross Railway Station

shopping centre.

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And the reverse view.

There is an escalator to the right, just out of shot

for those with dicky knees…like me.

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Still in Southern Cross Station…

my heart breaks if my train pulls up near these stairs,

or if the escalator is not working.

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