Friday, 6 May 2016

Ruins!

Rain has fallen in our area and all over Tasmania at last.  The Hydro Dams need more of course but every little helps.

Up around and near the Great Lake there is The Central Plateau conservation area of animals and plants in Tasmania, Australia. It is adjacent to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park.
The Central Plateau of Tasmania is the largest area of high ground in Tasmania. It is bound to the north east by the Great Western Tiers, a large number of hydro electric schemes emanating from rivers that flow to the south - and to the west by Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
Wikipedia 

These photos were taken of an old farm house and ruins of a 'buggy' along the way to Wadammana Power Station which is a Museum.
On the opposite side of the road was a newer farm house.
PS  I have made my photos smaller so they will load quicker, not that anyone said anything.  Also did a little HDR too!











43 comments:

  1. Lovely, Margaret. So nice to get rain when we need it.

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  2. Good to hear you are getting some rain. We are getting some rain here too and the weather is cooler now.

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    1. Well that's much better it's cooler now as I recall you saying it was very hot and humid.

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  3. I love these pictures and the interesting information provided. My apologies for being absent - still having laptop problems!

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    1. Thanks Mildred.
      Problems with your laptop for awhile now. Maybe a new one is in order :)

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  4. Very picturesque ruins especially with your touches of HDR. I have never experience any difficulty loading your photos - I always make mine no more than 800 pixels maximum.

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    1. That's pleasing my photos have downloaded alright for you.
      No one has said otherwise, however I felt they were too large at 2000 Pixels, they are now 1000.

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    2. I make mine smaller too, 800 pixels for me.

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  5. Good sturdy old building. Strange that a decent old wood pile is still there adjacent to the old "homestead"????
    Must be some story attached to that.

    Good ole Heuy AT LAST - may "he" continue with a really solid drenching to fill the dams and all the catchment areas. Tassie food products are some of the BEST in the World - fruit, beef, cheeses and lamb - and of course the "nectars of the grape".
    I shall cease some of my Tassie inspired frenzied rain dances - the neighbours are beginning to stare - ha ha.
    Very difficult to describe how a Tassie Rain dance differs from a Qld one !!!!
    Cheers
    Chief "Rain Dancer" Colin

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    1. One would have thought that wood would have been used by now.
      Fine weather today after all the rain, suns out and it's a pleasant.

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  6. Beautiful.
    I am so glad you got the much needed rain.
    We had a few spits. A very few spits. Less than 1mm. More is promised for the weekend and I have my fingers crossed.

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    1. Fingers crossed too for rain over and up your way.

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  7. So tranquil
    Enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. The cabin reminds me of some places here... I'm delighted the rain finally came.

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    1. I suppose a cabin or old house is one built almost anywhere in this world way back in time.
      Thanks re rain, we all are thrilled too.

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  9. It has been a dry Autumn this year glad you got some rain.
    The ruin of the old cart reminds me of my mother in laws house on the hill, she had a old cart parked out outside her home, it had been there for years and no one knew who owned it.
    Merle..................

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    1. Oh really, maybe someone didn't want to own it. Times goes by though and the person who knew has probably long gone.

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  10. The last photo is just such a classic Australian timber house. Wonderful.

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    1. I somehow think a large family lived in that typical Australian house.

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  11. thank you for sharing your photos Margaret. they are always interesting and picturesque. i'm waiting for the rain on the weekend (so said the weather bureau) so that i can spread fertiliser on the lawn. i love the rain. i hope you are well

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    1. You are welcome and thank you.
      Let's hope it does rain so that fertiliser doesn't burn the grass/lawn. Will do it good to have natural rain on it.
      Fine down here thanks, and hope you are too!

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  12. Glad to hear you got some rain. Seems it's much needed around the world. Hubby's home country of Venezuela has reduced electricity service to two days a week because of the drought! (not enough to run the hydro dams).

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    1. I read about Venezuela the other day and their drought, I saw photos actually. Cracks in the soil where the dams were - shocking.
      Would be so hard to be without our electricity. However, better to have water to drink than electricity - we need water to survive.

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  13. Again, wonderful photos. Only the other day I mentioned on someone else's blog wherein they'd posted a photo of an old shed....old shed make such great, interest subjects for photos.

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    1. Old sheds/houses do make me wonder who lived there and how. We have all the modern things in a house, they didn't.

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  14. The photos show a lot of blue, like old American colour movies.
    I do like the subject matter; old farmhouses and wagons always make me wish they could tell their story.

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    1. Probably too much blue in the HDR which can be altered, but will leave as is this time.
      I reckon they could tell many a story if they could talk.

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  15. The wooden ruins, it looks dismal, but it is beautiful.

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  16. Thank you for sharing these photos with us.

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  17. It's always interesting to see signs of earlier settlement.

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    1. It sure is, but why did they leave the buggies there, that's interesting, never find out the answer.

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  18. i like seeing old places they seem to me like old written words which time tried to erased so hard ,thank you for bringing some great pics and sharing dear ,have a blessed weekend ahead

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  19. Ruins looks always a bit sad, but beautiful.
    Nice to hear you got rain. We got sun after a long time raining. We changed our wether :)

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    1. Times gone by.
      Yes it seems we have swapped the weather :)

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  20. Those old houses have so much character. Glad you have had rain.

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  21. Isn't rain so wonderful ...
    Like your images of past times.

    All the best Jan

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