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Around the turn of the century,

a new football stadium was built

in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne.

It was/is only a five-minute walk from

your train platform at Southern Cross Station. 

Unfortunately, in 2013, city planners allowed one of the banks

to build in front of Docklands Stadium.  

This modern monstrosity, in my option,

has thoroughly spoiled views of the stadium.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Modern

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FOWChallenge-Handle

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During my working life as a Professional Woolclasser

one of the main things we focussed on…

was how a fleece ‘handled’, or how soft it was.

The softest and best fleeces were branded AAA.

Those not so soft were branded AA, and so on.

I could guarantee that every fleece in every bale,

with a AAA brand on it,

would be one of the softest handling fleeces

of the clip.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Handle

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Row is a peculiar word…isn’t all the English language?

  Depending on context and pronunciation,

it can mean…

an argument,

propelling a boat manually through/across water, or

a line of things.

I focus on the latter two meanings this week.Row(ers) on the River Ouse in York with

rows of Redboats in the background

I don’t own shares in Woollies,

but a supermarket is a great place for rows of trolleys.

 

I think these rubbish bins were in

the same Victorian town.

Some of Geelong’s Bollards, lined up to save lives.

Rows of seats in my local movie theatre.

 

These bollards are to be found at Docklands

where the ferry docks in Melbourne.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Twisted

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Twisted

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When first approached about growing blue gums…  the clean up contractor told us all fencing material

would be ‘buried’.


I guess when his time arrives he will be happy

to be dumped under a tree in a twisted mess.

 

A twisted limb frames a canola paddock.

 

Twisted trees on Mt. Buninyong.

A foggy morning and

a clear reflection in still water.

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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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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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