We had the school presentation night tonight, so walking in the door very late, the boys rushed to turn on the Christmas tree lights. The first thing I noticed was the 3 reflections in the front windows, and since I still didn’t have a photo for today I quickly got the tripod & shot it before crawling into bed. I love Christmas lights, so pretty & calming!
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to use the laws of both Heaven and Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive energy. I think this large round outdoor window to the view beyond must be part of the feng shui in the Chinese Gardens because it was certainly breathtaking when it came into view, just begging to be photographed!
This will be my last of All Saints Chapel. I like to capture the smaller details in old buildings, so this little arched window naturally caught my eye, as well as the tiny one higher up. My only slight disappointment is that you can’t really see the colours in the stained glass. But I think it’s still as pretty as a picture!
Inside Maitland Gaol, this is inside one of the cells. Beds & facilities for two.
Here is a glimpse of the beauty that lies outside the walls of Trial Bay Gaol in NSW, Australia.
Here is another image from Trial Bay Gaol. Looking out from another barred window, not as high this time. I imagine it would be pretty torturous being able to hear the ocean and only ever see the stone walls surrounding you, especially on such a beautiful part of our coast.
Alone in the dark and cold….
I would have hated to be in this cell at Trial Bay Gaol. This is what isolation would have looked like from the inside…
Following on from the lighthouse image, this is one of the windows of the lighthouse. A very simple image, but if you look carefully you can see a hint of the view in the reflection of the window!
My last photo for now of the Union Shed. I was kind of able to peek inside the shed through this window down the side. The old wire mesh screening the window will certainly block your view, but makes for a great image with a few visible silhouettes behind it, all framed nicely by some old timberwork.
So much about this window in the Former Union shed made me want to shoot it. The timber, the cobwebs, the broken glass, but mostly the leftover part of the sign in the window. I know it wasn’t a sign for Smirnoff (even though that was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw it!), but I keep wondering what it was advertising. And with the old cloth preventing any glimpse of what’s inside, I will continue to ponder…