A Time of Reflection
Christmas is over for another year, and now it is sort of a no where time, the end of the year is near, and most of us want to wait until the new year before doing anything new. I feel the same way, I kind of want to start the new year refreshed and so this time is a good time for reflection, and where do I go from here.
So over the next few days I think we will revisit many photos I have shown before, and start planning what I want to achieve next year.
So today being Friday, I thought we could look back on my project for Deaf Children Australia and what I have done there. I first went to the Bluestone that belongs to Deaf Children Australia in February this year and since that time I have been there many times and taken many photos.
This is the first photo I showed you of it. I think we all agreed that it was a stunning building.
In my time there I have taken lots of photos, and I have tried to work out what I was going to do there. It has been an interesting journey. Initially it was just about taking photos, but as time has gone on my journey there has changed a little.
I first became involved because they wanted me to record the restorations that the building would be undergoing as it changes the way the building is used and being restored as it gets close to its 150th birthday.
So far I have seen some of that restoration work done on the front of the building, where the front entrance had been closed in case something fell off the roof. It is now open. However, for me that has been about it, and I didn’t want to stop going there, so I think I am going to start something new there in the near future.
I am starting to get involved in the history of the association and the original Deaf School that was established in the 1850’s.
History is something I do love and I have found that many of you enjoy that as well. It is so interesting to see how a place changes over time. How it came to be and where they are going in the future.
I am going to get more involved in the visual history, which might mean extending my editing knowledge and learning how to restore images. I am excited at that prospect.
So next year, there should be more happening with the building and restoration, but I also hope that I can do more on the history as well. I have shown you so many photos of the building, I am a little reluctant to show them again, but I think I will just show you some from my recent trip in a gallery.