In Through Here and Up There
It was back to the bluestone this morning that is the home for Deaf Children Australia and this time it wasn’t to meet anyone or to find out anything, it was purely to take photos. I was allowed to roam around and just take images of anything I wanted. I mentioned the other day that now that I had been there a few times I was starting to see what I wanted to take.
The image above is the front door. I was allowed into the section, but I wasn’t allowed to go through the front door to the outside. The entrance is too dangerous and you might get hit on the head by falling debris, which is something that they need to fix up.
You can almost see how the floor has been worn out by the number of people who have walked through that door. I was watching a DVD that is about the bluestone and its history and in it, it mentioned that the students were not allowed to use the front entrance. I am sure they came through it when they first arrived, but perhaps that was the last time.
Another thing that was mentioned was the basement and how scary they thought it was.
I had never seen these stairs before. The more I go, the bolder I get and I have been going in further to places to check them out. I found these stairs down one wing. I don’t know if they are original or not, but it was a dark little corner that I found them in.
My daughter came with me today, she wanted to drive, so I asked her if she thought the basement was scary. She said no. I suspect kids today are too used to scary movies and really weird things, that something like a basement wouldn’t be scary. However, the kids that used to board here would tell one another ghost stories, and I am sure dared each other to go down there. I will have to watch the DVD more, but don’t worry I will tell you about it.
Some of these places are really hard to photograph and I think I’m going to have to be more creative with what I do. I have the time now to work on it more and I want to try and do more artistic style images. I know some will work and some won’t.
I have a lot of photos to go through, so a lot of work to do and I know I have enough images for a while. Some I will have to go back and do, others will be fine. It is interesting doing this sort of work.
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I just thought I would tell you about my next trip away. I am off to Ocean Grove on the Victorian coast, not this weekend, but the following one. I am going away with a couple of friends, should be great. We booked our trip with a new family business and were so happy with the service. Ocean Grove and Barwon Head Stays were fantastic, when I was trying to find accommodation so many other places wouldn’t respond to my emails, and Ocean Grove and Barwon Head Stays were very quick. Once I found them, in no time at all my accommodation was booked.
It is going to be good to spend a couple of days down at the beach again. I am looking to forward to a whole weekend that is about nothing but taking photos. The best kind if you ask me.