Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge:

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

There were steeples on churches for two reasons. Architecturally it creates more pleasing lines making the building more appear more graceful. The other reason, and probably the main reason is to put the congregation in a heavenly frame of mind. The steeple was designed to draw the eye upwards, towards heaven. Often it was the tallest feature in the landscape and could be seen from miles around. Here it seems odd that the surrounding buildings tower over the steeple making the gaze go, not heavenward but on a money making journey up through the offices that reside within.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Years of melted candle wax. What joy I could have had playing with that.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Can you see the odd ball dog?

For Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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22 Responses to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge:

  1. ChristineR says:

    I recognize that Brisbane church. I can’t get over all that wax! I’m interested to know what you would do with it? Clever loggy doggy. 🙂

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  2. lifelessons says:

    But I love the contrast of the old church in front of the modern buildings. I used to be addicted to playing with wax. In its absence, I would melt plastic soda straws…until once it dripped down on my hand and burned a rather large hole in my hand. Very painful.

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Such wonderful odd balls for this week Irene. Thanks for playing 😀

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  4. That’s a LOT of wax, Irene!!

    janet

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  5. Sherri says:

    Yes, I see that oddball dog! And great point you make about the church spire and the surrounding buildings. For a lot of people I suspect, their idea of heaven is found in making money somewhere inside those office buildings :/ I’d have fun with that candle wax with you Irene 🙂

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