Photos by Sarah, Thursday Doors

Queanbeyan Showgrounds

Technically a gate not a door but I love the unusual shape of each doorway and the overall Art Deco feel to the entrance of the show grounds in my childhood town…

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – December 14, 2017

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Messages

Messages sent in letters, awaiting us ’til we get home.

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Letterboxes, Big Island, Hawaii.                                    Image credits By Sarah ©

Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 86 – Message

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Transformation

“Sand is possibly something you take for granted; it gets in your hair and your clothes and all over your food at the beach. But sand is also fascinating. Sandy beaches are dynamic: sand accumulates slowly over time, can be removed from the beach by large waves during storms, and can be redeposited back on the beach from offshore banks during calm periods. Sand is typically made mostly of varying amounts of material weathered from inland rocks, and/or shells and other hard parts from the ocean water (e.g marine organisms).”

Source: Saltwater Science

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Image credits By Sarah ©2017

Over time, this shell, will be transformed and form part of this sand.

 

Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge- Transformation

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Tasman Glacier

A kind of unwanted progress…

The Tasman Glacier / Haupapa is the largest glacier in New Zealand and one of several large glaciers which flow south and east towards the Mackenzie Basin from the Southern Alps in New Zealand’s South Island.

The glacier remained at a constant 28 km (17 mi) in length for all of its recorded history in the 20th century before progressing with its current period of rapid melting in the 1990s. Between 2000 and 2008 alone, the glacier receded 3.7 km. Since the 1990s it has retreated, on average, about 180 metres (590 ft) a year.

The glacier is now in a period of faster retreat where the rate of retreat is calculated to be between 477 to 822 metres (1,565 to 2,697 ft) each year. With this rate of progress, it is estimated that the Tasman Glacier will eventually disappear.

Source: Tasman Glacier

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Image credits By Sarah ©

Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 84 – Progress

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Royal Exhibition Building

This is one of my favourite buildings in Melbourne. The incredible architecture, craftsmanship and detail, make this a true marvel of another time. What I find interesting about the Royal Exhibition Building, is that with SO many doors, many of the side and back entrances could be the front! It is  dizzying feat to wander the perimeter of this building and try to take it all in. I have included a little history about the building below, taken from the Museums Victoria website…

This magnificent building is the oldest surviving from the Great Exhibition era that is still operating as an exhibition hall. Standing strong in Carlton Gardens, the Royal Exhibition Building is beautiful inside and out—a true landmark of Melbourne.

Dozens of trade fairs and public expos are held at the REB annually, continuing 135 years of bringing new ideas to Melbourne. It’s also home to gala dinners, fashion shows, community events and so much more. Whenever the building is available, we daily hold tours of the meticulously-restored interior with guides to tell the story of its triumphant arrival, its unappreciated middle age, and its rebirth as the first World Heritage listed building in Australia.

Source: Museums Victoria

Image credits By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – November 16, 2017

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Bridges

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Pinnacle walk, Grampians National Park
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Rail bridge, Wangaratta
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, NSW
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Macksville Bridge, NSW
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Kawarau bridge bungee (yes, that’s me!)
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John Monash Bridge, Benalla

Image credits By Sarah ©

Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 83 – Bridge