Saturday, January 23, 2016

Revolutions.. A long hard road.




 Less needy than horses 
less difficult than camels..

Revolutions Transport Museum at Whiteman Park is a veritable feast of colour, shapes and shadows, a photographer's delight! Bicycles have been around in one form or another since the 1800's and although they looked bl----y uncomfortable back then, even now you have to get your 'saddle derriere' broken in :) Look at the lovely old leather Australian Post bag up there, another time, another world!


Unfortunately I couldn't see the etched glass advertising on the tram windows and the decorative frieze on the ceiling 'echoing the prosperity of the 1890's gold discoveries'  mentioned below, I would have loved that. It's the first time in ages that I've been to Whitemans Park, hope you enjoyed the trip with me :) Bon Weekend, take care and stay safe...
 

30 comments:

  1. Quite a blast from the past, seeing all of these old vehicles and equipment!

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  2. Now that's my kind of museum. What a minute, isn't that one of my old bikes!?

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  3. What a fantastic collection of transportation over the ages. I think I would enjoy roaming around this place.

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  4. What a great tour!
    I wanna be there.

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  5. What a terrific museum and definitely my favorite kind!! I would love to visit there, but your photos are the next best thing, Grace!! Thank you SO much for sharing these!! I hope you have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  6. What a great place for a roam, Grace!

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  7. Now this is a museum I'd love to see!

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  8. An increrdible variety of old wheels. Love the touch of a camel next to the old vehicle. And is it by accident that the camel seems to be posed as moving in the opposite direction to the vehicle.

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  9. Oh sure, just hang your old cow up there. :-)

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  10. As you might guess, I know of Whiteman Park and you would also correctly guess that I would like to visit. Thanks for showing us a little of the park.

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  11. If I ever get to OZ I need to visit that museum. Thanks for the tour Grace.

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  12. Wonderful photos, you go to the finest places, (exactly what I'd tour) and the coolest thing ever is you share your experience with us too!

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  13. Transport museums are so interesting. Love the postie's bike.

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  14. Quite the photo essay. I've heard that there is nothing more difficult than a camel. It's been years and years but the feral camels I remember seeing outside of Alice Springs illustrate the point.

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  15. Love the old delivery bicycles. They are being re-discovered. Know a fellow in Iowa who builds trailer for bikes that haul large loads. He and a couple of his friends moved a whole house full of furniture several miles across town, and did it in no more time than if they had used a truck. Interesting post.

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  16. Would love to spend a day there!!

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  17. Great museum to look around, I like all the old items. We still have those transport bycicles here in use.

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  18. what a transportation array

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  19. A museum I would certainly enjoy! I love the colours, shapes and variety!

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  20. Guess you just made the Perth-list grow again, Grace :-)

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  21. Looks like an interesting museum -- a feast for a photographer's eye! Hope all's well. Per the usual this time of year, I'm losing sleep due to the Australian Open. Love it! : )

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  22. A very nice and interesting posting.

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  23. Fascinating stuff Grace, love the old post bike...

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  24. What a great place to visit! Hartford was home to several of the leading American bicycle manufacturers in the 19th century, but eventually all of them relocated and none remain today. What a shame.

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  25. What a lovely all kind of old things I can find here.
    I love your photos.
    Have a happy sunday.

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  26. Oh you made me laugh with the b***** thing! Transport museums are always interesting, didn't think you'd see a camel there, did you?!

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