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.

EVERYDAY LIFE PART 4

EVERDAY LIFE ON MONDAY

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THE YAAN : Dagnab. I totally forgot to snap some shots of people in my everyday life today. My mind was focussed on the second day of oral history. Doctor Kijas who interviewed me was an intriguing woman ten years younger than I am. I have wanted to bring other people into my everyday life for quite  a long time and it was a pleasure to be talking of our history here and drinking cups of tea and eating lamington bars. Izzy was of work and he hovered  and took care of things, as he does, and worked in the garden.

When we were done, Iz and me, well we headed back over to North Beach for lunch. There is just the one store there on the bank of the river and just one block from the beach. I could have sbapped some people then but I was still reflecting on my own life after many hours of speaking about it. So we ate and a storm came across. I had the eye of the camera on that and on the Honey Shop. We get our honey from a house along the street there. I did get Izzy on film with his honey. A camera and Izzy is never “unawares”. He’s a performer and he likes the camera and it likes him.

We were also hunting down yoghurt. We tried the North Beach Store and then the wee store at the Caravan Park. They sent us up to the Butcher on Perry’s Hill. But there was no yoghurt to be had. What I did get from the top of Perry’s Hill was a view of the Valley where I live. Everyday Life. On a Monday.

NORTH BEACH STORE

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IZZY FOREAL WITH HONEY FROM NORTH BEACH

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STORM OVER NORTH BEACH

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Australian Generations Oral History Project Significance and Innovation

http://arts.monash.edu.au/australian-generations/project/significance/index.php

http://www.nla.gov.au/what-we-collect/oral-history-and-folklore

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE EVERYDAY LIFE PART 3

SUNDAY.

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THE YAAN: Sunday. I took a drive over to North Beach. That’s maybe 5-6 kilometres from here. I had a 10 a.m meeting to attend in the Community Centre. That’s part of my every day life. I had forgotten that the Dragon Boat racing was on. They had four teams and four boats and a variety of events. The hill behind them is called Pickett’s Hill.  In the Community Centre is a Book Exchange. It’s a room filled with books. You put a gold coin donation in the box at the door and change your books over. Its my favourite book exchange. In the afternoon, I had an interview with a woman linked to two universities and the National Library of Australia. They have  a project underway to compile an oral digital archive and I had been selected to record my life story. It has meant two days of recording and yesterday was the first day. We closed the doors and windows to minimise sound interference and then we talked.

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