Friday, November 13, 2009

Hawthorn Church

After a work enforced hiatus, I'm hopefully going to be back to taking photos!




This is the same church that I photographed previously in Hawthorn, however I have used my iPhone this time and the stitching was done on the iPhone using an app. Unfortunately, the sun was very bright, so the colours aren't great.



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Noojee trestle bridge




Man flu turned to tonsilitis which meant lots of catching up at work which in turn meant no photos.
Noojee Trestle bridge used to carry trains, but now is walkers only.
This bridge, known as No. 7, is the only remaining of seven trestle bridges on the section of railway line between Nayook and Noojee. Of the other six bridges, three survived the 1939 fire, but were destroyed later by another fire. The bridge of the main Noojee - Warragul Road (formally Longmore's Road) was dismantled.
The logs for pile were brought in by rail and a small amount of local timber was dragged out of the bush by teams of bullocks and horses. The bridge was then built by railway employees. The Noojee to Nayook section of the narrow gauge line to Warragul opened in 1919. There was a terminus at Noojee, to which large amounts of timber were transported from mills scattered through the forest by means of a network of timber tramlines, heading to the west and to the north.
The bridge was originally designed to carry the weight of N class steam locomotives, with the smaller engine classes J and K also using the line. This bridge was subsequently taken out of service in 1954 when the line was closed.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Blowing bubbles

I went out geocaching yesterday and came across this painted on the side of a building in Montrose.

Apologies for missing a few days. Got the man flu!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Early morning ballooning


Just got back from my early morning run when I spotted two of these drifting past me. Looked so nice and peaceful up there.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sculpture

An interesting sculpture outside our building. It represents the Earth and the plants that give life to her. It was covered in weeds and overgrown until last week but now looks much better.