Tuesday-PC-Wk162-Tower

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Towers from all over.

Eiffel Tower.

A Leaning Tower at Pisa

Dubai’s,

Burj Khalifa

 

Towering Redwoods in Rotorua

New Zealand

Light house towers.

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Tuesday-PC-Wk159-Wheels

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Sadly, or otherwise,

I am now at a stage of my life…

…where I can say that these first two images

are two of the first wheels I remember.

Equally sadly I remember setting about wrecking

a buggy of this era about sixty years ago.

My guess is that this wheel belongs to what my Father

would have called a bullock dray.

Windmills, not quite like this one,

were the life line for or our livestock

during long hot, dry summers.

As Dad  and I each began to age, it was yours truly

that took the lead in climbing up the mill

to give it a regular grease and oil change.

For some reason it was always a windy day

and even with the mill cut back the wheel

would be turning at a dangerous speed

and would need stopping by hand.

 

 

I still remember Dad spending a day changing oil

and greasing all relevant bearing prior to

a 300 kilometre trip to Melbourne to visit relatives in the 1950s.

And when in 1977 I hopped into my first car

and drove 400-500 kilometres to work

without the said greasing of bearings,

he was amazed that I could do just that.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Wheels

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Beginning with..

a steering wheel.

Moving on to…

harvesting machinery wheels…

 

most of which are now not much

more than scrap  metal.

Finally, one of my favourite wheel photos.

I have spent many hours dragging discs

like this one around paddocks while preparing

to sow a crop or prepare a firebreak.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Wheels

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Wheels

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I nearly called this photo Geelong’s… 

spinning wheel.  

Then I remembered all wheels spin..sort of.

 

Machinery at an old paper mill.

Wheels, gears and cogs

 

I spent many hours dragging these wheels around

at harvest time raking cut hay

into windrows prior to baling.

 

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Again at the other end of the season,

I dragged these sort of wheels around for hours

breaking up ground to sow seed in.

These wheels were dragged

behind a tractor at a 45 degree angle.

The scalloped edges cut into the soil

breaking it up into a seed bed.

With small equipment this was a lengthy process.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Wheels

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