Keep cool


eh? Well, my theory is that the architect wanted to keep direct sunlight out by having ledges above the windows thus keeping cooling cost down. From which one can deduce that the building is found in a warm climate zone. But then, perhaps the architect just liked the grid pattern?

Two Tier Doors


Wool would have been winched up for storage through these doors. It’s a bit difficult to see the winch since it’s not there anymore. However, there’s a socket for the winch above the top door (and where else would it have been…). The winch would have been a wooden beam with a simple pulley by the looks of other examples in the neighbourhood.

In Port Adelaide, this wool store is one of many, none of which serves its original purpose these days. As far as I could see anyway.

My contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors.

Public transport without public


Who says public transport lacks comfort? I was frequently on the way quite alone in Adelaide, apart from the driver of course. Not during rush hour of course, but even then the ‘crowds’ had no resemblance to those a city where most rely on public transport to commute.

Business took a turn for the worse

orange 1

Given the size of the village (Mintaro, South Australia)  and that it did not seem to have any buildings younger than 100 years I’m not too surprised that carpentry went out of fashion. With the help of Lightroom I sussed out that there is a fair bit of orange in the photo. I have to resort to external help to ascertain colour since I’m a bit colour blind. I

Bush fire

The recent bush fire close to Adelaide, South Australia, was not as devastating as it could have been. There was some properties that went up in smoke though.

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Not even 100 meters from this house, there were properties that came through without damage. Not without heroic efforts from fire services though.

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Not a bad reward for the effort that must have gone into saving these houses. See the burnt out trees in the background?

Paddle Steamer ‘Oscar W’

My blog posts lately seem to be in response to WordPress weekly photo challenges only. No real change this week, except that I’ve been out and about with my camera this week-end, in spite of daily highs of 40C. Perhaps not very active, but never the less. OK, so here we go, the challenge was rule of thirds. I was in Goolwa on the South Australian cost enjoying a boating festival. Apart from various smaller vessels, some paddle steamers were also there. Magnificent boats they are.


Trying to hold on to the gangway.


Paddle Steamer ‘Oscar W’, gliding towards the quay


Sailor on ‘Oscar W’