WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : THE PERSON

A COUNTRY WOMAN ON THE OLD STONE STEPS OF THE ROCKS IN SYDNEY.

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YES. FEET ON EARTH. KNOCK ON WOOD. TOUCH STONE. GOOD LUCK TO ALL. DESERT SOLITAIRE. EDWARD ABBEY.

THE YAAN : The challenge showed a solitary woman so today I hunted up some shots of the Solitary People. I was looking in the country photos but have chosen the CITY ones. The Rocks is part of the first settlement of Australia in the late 1700s. It’s a tourist centre and generally packed with explorers – but  – now and then – a solitary moment. For me and for the didgeridoo player amongst the crowds of Circular Quay. 081

SOME  SPECIAL CHOICES OF MINE FROM AMONGST OTHER BLOGGERS.

http://adventuresweseek.com/2012/09/22/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

http://thepositivepage.com/2012/09/21/last-thoughts-solitary-the-wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge/

http://photographworks.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

http://imissmetoo.me/2012/09/21/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

http://danajoward.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

http://retireediary.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary-1/

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary-2/

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : SOLITARY

PLACEHOLDER FOR SOLITUDE WHILE I LOOK AT OTHER BLOGGERS’ IMAGES.

The image on the left is from 1970. The one on the right is from 2010. The Urunga footbridge which has often been my place of solitude.

CLOGS

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I really like this frog.

http://samapictures.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

http://carolloethen.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

http://betigaklaten.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

http://windagainstcurrent.com/2012/09/22/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

http://squidbasedink.com/2012/09/22/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

http://ameditativejourney.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/weekly-photo-challenge-solitary/

Mega favourite.

http://sebastienouvryphotographies.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/209365-19-septembre-2012-la-derniere-seance/

EVERYDAY LIFE PART 6

THE YAAN :  I’m going to take a look for pictures of the truly everyday things of my life. Things like stoves and toilet paper and cars and shops. I love seeing the ordinary things of other places. Here are some of mine.

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A FENCE A FIRE ENGINE
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SOME FIREMEN A SKATE PARK
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A CAFE A SIGN OUTSIDE A PUB
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A FAMILY A STOVE

EVERYDAY LIFE PART 5

THE STORM THAT ROLLED IN THIS AFTERNOON.

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THE YAAN : I didn’t get out and about today. A lot of my personal every day life is centred around being a little bit unwell and taking to my bed. As it turned out, I didn’t see another person all day. We have an afternoon storm and lightning now and Izzy is home from his day job. I didn’t even get into town where I could snap some pics of people taken unawares as they went about their own everyday lives. Then I came across a post by my friend MEZZA who lives in my hometown and I was thinking over the weekly challenge which pointed out that what is ordinary for one person or place might well be extraordinary for another and decided to take a look through my shoebox of BENCH pictures and find ones of people ‘caught unawares’ as they go about their ordinary every day lives.

 

PEOPLE IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES

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We seem to have a lot of markets and festivals in this area. Urunga’s annual one is called TOAST URUNGA and only costs a gold coin to enter. It probably quadruples the town’s population for one Sunday a year. This year the lad was there on his stilts and I stopped for a moment to look but was almost skittled by the young girl on a mission.

We took a trip south to Macksville, a couple of weekends ago and stopped for a while beside the river. I used to fish a lot but I don’t do so now.

I reckon this lady knew just what she was doing. She holds the rod with the ease of the local fisherwoman. I was like that.

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Summertime, we go to the pool and often meet up with other families and kids and eat hot chips from the Kiosk. 11 minutes – that’s what it takes to make the hot chips.

Up the road in Church Street is the Café known as No. 5.

No 5 is a music venue. It seems that Urban Hillbilly is very much in fashion at the moment.

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Part of everyday life round here is ROADWORKS and that includes STOP/GO men. Modern technology, eh?

Further up the Highway at Ulmarra, we did a gig as a favour for an old gentleman and I grabbed this shot of 2 of the musos who had come down from the North. I don’t know the saxophonist  but that’s Phil Eizenberg with the hat on.

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I’m leaving it there for the night. Watching a grandfather attending to his grandchild and considering a sea plane landing outside a motel where I was staying in Port Macquarie, Eevery day Life.