Monday, September 1, 2014

Rust and ruin, Perry's Cottage..



The subject for the September theme day couldn't be more ironic! After walking 12km in the City to Surf yesterday (tell you all about it tomorrow) although thankfully not rusty I am definitely a bit of a wreck :) About a week ago when I was driving home from the markets I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted the rusty old wind paddle leaning against the ruins of Perry's Cottage, am sure it wasn't there before but how perfect for today!


The cottage in Yellagonga Park (a popular spot for walkers) built around 1850 using local limestone is a good example of English architecture adapted to local conditions. I've heard that the cottage will be restored but as yet haven't seen any signs of that happening.. Meanwhile my aching bones are heading off to bed early (it's Sunday night for moi) looking forward to catching up today, take care...p.s. first day of spring in Australia!
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37 comments:

  1. These are beautiful and colorful shots Grace.

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  2. Very nice photos Grace. The windmill blade by the wall in the second photo is really quite artistic.
    Good eye!

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  3. I love that 2nd shot ! Perfect for theme day.

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  4. Nice of them to leave it there for you Grace.

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  5. You hit the jackpot with the top photo as a theme day contribution: great image, wonderful composition and colors with beautifully contrasting textures. You have an artist's eyes!

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  6. Your first two images of the rusty blades of the wind paddle hit the jackpot, Grace. I am impressed with your energy for the big event yesterday.

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  7. Even the rust and ruin in Perth looks good....

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  8. 12 km, Grace! I´m impressed.
    We went for a walk with Ingo´s parents this week, google said it was 2.something km, but Ingo´s Dad claimed it was "way over 10" ;-)
    Beautiful shots!

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  9. That is a super mill. Like it.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  10. Rust and stone go well together.

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  11. I love that 2nd shot, Grace! Sleep well.

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  12. Beautiful imagery in that second shot particularly, Grace!

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  13. I adore your study today! Wonderful shots. Wishing you a delightful Spring. Can't wait to see what you share of it, mon ami



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3

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  14. what a beautiful park

    I particularly like your 2nd photo :)

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  15. Marvelous choices for theme day.

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  16. Love old windmills, and the rusty sails of this windmill is perfect for theme day.

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  17. This is simply perfect for today's theme! I love it.

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  18. Eine Wanderung von 12km ist schön da hat man Zeit um Bilder zu machen
    das lezte Bild ist klasse.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  19. That middle shot takes the award Grace. The contrast of those rust, buckled blades against the white wall is tres dramatique.

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  20. Beautiful pictures for your theme !

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  21. Loved those shots. Spring for you - autumn soon here!

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  22. A perfect photo for the theme. At first sight I thougt the picture was made in Greece!

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  23. A good place to wander around.
    So it's Spring already, one day's rain for winter and back to Spring!
    Bah!

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  24. This covers it all. Rust and LOTS of ruins.

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  25. Well done on your walk Grace. That park looks lovely, ruins and all!

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  26. What a lovely place for photography!

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  27. I love the first shot. You can almost feel the rust.

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  28. Wow, this is really a great find for this theme day, Grace!
    The first two images are amazing!

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  29. Looks like a piece of art leaning against that wall. Bravo Grace!
    V

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  30. Wonderful post. Rust and ruins can be artistic and not sad.

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  31. A piece of modern art, look great!

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  32. Definitely a fortuitous find! I would love this scene at any time (not only the theme day).

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  33. Very interesting old place! Arianna

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  34. What a perfect find for theme day! Great shot, Grace.

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