Sunday, 7 June 2009

My town

Last weekend Bantam Boy needed to take some photos of an urban setting for an art project. So we spent the afternoon dashing about town taking photos. Some are taken from the car as we dash about. Others we stopped and I kept the motor running and knitted as he walked about taking snaps here and there. At one stage where parking was readily available (Freo is impossible on sunny sunday afternoons!) I parked and hopped out and played photographer too.
But I must give credit to Bantam Boy as the main creative force behind these shots.
I thought seeing as I now have hundreds of photos of my home town on the computer I'd take you on a tour of my place. I was born here, grew up here- wandered a little and returned.


This is 'the old bridge' it separates the river and the harbour.
harbour....
...river.
I lived just up from here when I went to high school between the old and the new bridge(You can see it here Bantam boy is standing on a wooden plank under the old bridge, people fish from it). I spent many hours along here. One time we were in a rubber dingy Just near 'the new bridge' when we spied a shark fin. we paddled in frantically only to realise that we could have been playing with a pod of friendly dolphins. I also had an epic unrequited crush on a most quirky fellow who lived beyond the new bridge. So I took to walking my poor little Australian silky terrier on the long walk past his house. Sometimes I'd be brave and pop in to say hi because although he did not return my feelings we did 'hang out in the same group of friends.' Poor dog she had such short little legs and it was quite a walk. No wonder I was very thin in those days.

(Arty Shot)

"The old bridge" is made of wood it was the 'old bridge' when I was very young and they started to build the 'new bridge' only about 1km up. As little kids my sister and I logically reasoned that they needed to build a new one because the old one was old and therefore not good. We held our breath every time we had to drive across it!

That will do for now I'll do some more later, I really should go into work while there are other people there this morning. (After being threatened with being stabbed I don't fancy going in on my own!)


7 comments:

Leah said...

Fabulous post. Love the silky terrier worn down to a nub! I used to do that sort of stuff.

Rachel Power said...

Hey, thank you so much for tagging me in the awe-summ(sp?) awards. I was really chuffed! Such a great idea, and so sweet that you included me in your 7 when there are so many brilliant blogs around. I'm going off to check out the others now...

Sarah said...

I STILL do walks like that sometimes. I once took Jasper on a 20km walk just because I'd had a small argument with my parents and needed some time to myself. We spent the rest of the day in a near-comatose state of exhaustion!

Also sounds like BB's got the same art project as me. It'll be interesting to see his take on it. I'll probably get some photos of what I've done so far up sometime this week.

fifi said...

Who on earth threatened to stab you? have I missed something?


That is a lovely photo essay...I love the image of the exhausted dog, being dragged about in the name of love...
I like the wooden pylons going in to the water.

little red hen said...

One of my ex students that's why I haven't felt like going into school on the weekends or staying later. I did mention being treatened in an earlier post- I'm trying not to take it too seriously but just make sure I'm not left on my own at school.

inkberryblue said...

Great photos ~ I love Freo! =] I'm sorry about the threats. (It's happened to me before too.) I hope your reports are nearly done...I'd love to catch up with you in the holidays and finally pick up your gorgeous bag. Sorry it's taken me so long ~ life is hectic. Hope you have a great week.

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