Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I forgot I had these photos. They are from a recent visit to the country, Castlemaine, right in the heart of what used to be the Golden Triangle; gold rush country. The first photo was taken in the cellar of a Victorian era building. The owners have turned it into the basement show area of their art gallery. It was eerily quiet, pleasantly cool.
I got a shock when I walked into this shop, turned around and saw these canine beauties. They were really big dogs and didn't bat an eye lid when I carefully and quietly snapped this shot. I say carefully and quietly, because I didn't want to awaken the beasts...just in case they ate me.
Photo #3, I liked the contrasts of curved wrought iron in the gate (ruby of course), and the contrasting straight lines around it. I liked the angle of the shot a lot. Is that shameless self promotion? If it is, I'm guilty.
And then I found the cradle, Chinese, dating back to the gold rush. It was being used as a display for those cushions on sale. Australia's treatment of the Chinese people during the gold rush is black. We treated the Chinese immigrants cruelly.
Have a wonderful Ruby Tuesday, everyone and don't forget to...
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