Black and white dams

At present there is a lot of water in the south-east of Australia. The rain keeps falling and the rivers keep overflowing into towns. Sometimes the authorities release water from catchment dams to try to prevent them spilling over, though the released water can cause problems downstream. The release of dam water is always aContinue reading “Black and white dams”

365 Unusual Things: 309-315

309. At a major grocery store I saw shelves of bread loaves behind the counter and asked if I could buy one, but the “bakers” assured me they weren’t cooked yet. But they looked cooked! 310. Today I found a beehive in a tree hollow. 311. Saw two baby peewees (magpie larks) on an overheadContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 309-315”

365 Unusual Things: 302-308

302. Passed a pink house falling into ruin, all blinds down, letterbox smashed, flowerpots full of rubbish, matching pink fence collapsing, next door to a house with fake security tape stretched across the yard saying “Keep Out. Haunted House”. 303. Today I saw a gallows with a skeleton hanging from a noose, dressed in aContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 302-308”

Black and white animal lovers

Recently I was leaning against a tree with my camera shutter set to electronic, that is, silent, when a girl walked towards a swan to tempt it out of the water. She was wearing a dinosaur dress with spikes down the back. I took her picture and converted it to black and white. Then IContinue reading “Black and white animal lovers”

365 Unusual Things: 295-301

295. Walked on a beach where the driftline was peppered with blue things, mostly bluebottles. 296. Been married 40 years today. That’s unusual. 297. Stopped to look at a large vertical rock on the beach but couldn’t get close to it because of storms and a high tide, but noticed there were several memorial plaquesContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 295-301”

365 Unusual Things: 288-294

288. Watched an adult woman climb a rock-climbing wall in a children’s playground. 289. Saw two boys who had caught a yellow fish at the pond. Possibly a type of goldfish, grown large out of the fishbowl. 290. Went to a pub named Sirens which is opposite the Ambulance/Police/Fire Brigade building. 291. Received some freeContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 288-294”

Black and white scaffolding

Today I’ve pulled out a photo of some bamboo scaffolding from my father’s World War Two album. Next to it, I’m placing a photo I took a few weeks ago of some scaffolding against an apartment block under construction. While the old 1940s photo is blurry, it’s clear enough to tell us that the scaffoldingContinue reading “Black and white scaffolding”

365 Unusual Things: 281-287

281. After the constant rain of the past days, a local stream has flooded and a little bridge is under a heap of water. I couldn’t continue my walk. 282. Our son gave us a coffee tamper to use with our Italian manual coffee machine (which he also chose). He assured us the expensive tamperContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 281-287”

365 Unusual Things: 274-280

274.  Came upon a large structural artwork in a redeveloped part of town that was once industrial wasteland. Each of the 36 massive pillars has water dribbling down from the top and dripping heavily on the ground. Its name is LESS. By Chilean architect Pezo von Ellrichshausen. 275. Daylight saving began today and I wasContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 274-280”

Black and white murals

Not far from where I live there is some excellent graffiti of faces painted on a series of light-coloured walls beneath an overpass. It’s in black and grey, so there wasn’t much to lose by photographing it in black and white, which I did a few weeks ago. The graffiti artist signed his work Voir.Continue reading “Black and white murals”