Sunday, December 1, 2013

Looking out to the past.....


Looking out from this very spot one hundred & forty years ago couldn't have been more different from the idyllic scene today. At first it was the blue sky, the waves rippling onto the shore, the vignettes played out between the beams that caught my eye and if you enlarge you'll see the green lighthouse on the south mole with the red lighthouse on the north mole just behind..but it's the history of this site that's so fascinating. These and a few beams under water are all that is left of the Fremantle Long Jetty built in1873, such an interesting link and a wonderful image of the jetty c1890.. the jetty became obsolete as an importing and exporting structure when Fremantle Harbour opened in 1897. Looking forward to seeing the many interpretations of this theme here .....  Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe.....

36 comments:

  1. Grace, that's a wonderful choice for the theme. Beautiful shots!

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  2. History and blue sky! Wonderful, now wgere are my gloves with the finger cut off....?

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  3. Wonderful photos, both in your post and the one at Wikipedia.

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  4. Looks like an great day to be out at the water taking photos.

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  5. Tes photos nous montrent une très belle journée!

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  6. So happy that they have saved a portion of it. Beautiful day there. I hope you are having a nice weekend.

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  7. A beautiful place on a beautiful day -- perfect for camera - in - hand walking!! I could surely use some of that sunshine!! Hope your weekend is going well!! Enjoy!

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  8. In my city is very very cold...this image warms me! Arianna

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  9. Great shots, Grace, and nice post for the theme!

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  10. Some nice history. The people on the beach would be dressed very differently 140 years ago.

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  11. Spectacular pics Grace, and thank you for the snippet of history too! Happy Sunday to you too and I'm wondering, when is your grandchild due to join your happy family? Joy x

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  12. Looks like archeology in paradise.

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  13. Such satisfying framing!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  14. Interesting history lesson, Grace.

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  15. A wonderful place to be looking-out from Grace and I could imagine on a roasting hot day the remains of the jetty would afford much shade to families who would then be looking out.

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  16. hee hee... It is easy for those of us in the (ahem) other hemisphere to forget as we move into the winter months that you are heading into peak barbie season! :-)

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  17. An interesting piece of history still standing and still in a beautiful spot.

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  18. Great theme day shots and a history lesson to boot!

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  19. Love the shot of the bather between the jetty piers !

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  20. I dream of seeing the sea again. I am only 9 hour (drive) away from it, and I shall go back during the summer, but it's still a long time to wait. So thank you for these beautiful blues...

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  21. Your post reminds me of the Long Wharf in Boston, Many years ago it was a major spot for goods to be shipped. Today it is gone, memorialized only in the name of the Marriott Long Wharf hotel that is located on the harbor front where the wharf used to be. It is no coincidence that the Boston Custom House is located only a block inland from the former long wharf, and it is no longer a custom house. It has now been converted into another Marriott hotel.

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  22. That's a warm and vivid past... And it is kind od a futur : this place will be the same next summer... ^^

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  23. What a nice remain and I like the way you made the photo of it.

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  24. I envy you the temperatures you have..... "down under"
    Looks very pretty.

    A good choice of image for todays theme day photo.

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  25. Lovely crisp colourful photos and a thoughtful, though provoking reflective post for the theme Grace. Like it!

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  26. Perfect! The detail is fantastic, the setting amazing and best of all they are wonderful shots for theme day.

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  27. Wow, the color of the water is gorgeous. Like a jewel.

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  28. Like your take on the theme, Grace, and always enjoy your history of the western edge of things down under. All the best!

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  29. Beautiful scene to look out on. Who could resist this?!

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  30. I think I see a little spot just for me, right there, ahhh. And now I can look out onto this gorgeous vista forever:)

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  31. The touch of rouge against this seaside setting is terrific Grace. Great post for the theme day.

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