Tall on a hill: Thursday’s Special

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© irene waters 2016

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© irene waters2016

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© irene waters 2016

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© irene waters 2016

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© irene waters 2016

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© irene waters 2016

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special

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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20 Responses to Tall on a hill: Thursday’s Special

  1. Paula says:

    Exquisite and the most appropriate response, Irene. Where did you capture the third one?

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    • Thanks. The second and third are both from Le Puy-en-Velay in France. The third is on the outskirts of town. It is a 10-11th century church, Saint-Michel-d’Aiguilhe sitting on top of an irregular volcanic plug around 260 feet high. The second is on the highest hill in the town and the statue, at 53 feet high can be seen from almost everywhere in the town. The statue, presented to the town in 1860, was made from the melted down cannons which were taken in the Siege of Sevastopol (1854 -55).

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  3. ellenbest24 says:

    A good response to the prompt, and I really like your photographs. Myself i am not great at photography, they are often crooked or look like the wind rushed in blurring the subject and at four foot eleven tall probably wouldn’t work. 😇

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  4. restlessjo says:

    Is that a very young Chairman Mao in the first? 🙂 He looks happy!

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  5. I’ve never seen these before, Irene. So interesting. Would you please identify the others? Thank you.

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    • The first one is Ho Chi Minh – a Vietnamese communist revolutionary who was prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Statue is in a town called Can Tho. The fourth and last are probably the same. Seen from a distance when in the highlands of Vietnam. The 2nd last is Buddah at Angkorr Watt cambodia.

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  6. Did I miss where the 5th one is? Love that!

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  7. Like Sharon, I’d love you to identify the others! Although I do understand that may not be possible without a lot of research.

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    • No I can do that. The first one is Ho Chi Minh – a Vietnamese communist revolutionary who was prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Statue is in a town called Can Tho on the Mekong River. The fourth and last are the same. Seen from a distance when in the highlands of Vietnam, around Sapa (? ) northwest of Hanoi (about a half day drive). The 2nd last (5th) is Buddah at Angkorr Watt Cambodia.

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  8. Charli Mills says:

    Overlooking or us looking up! Tall on a Hill is all about perspective. 😉

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