An Old Building: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016

In response to 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. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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6 Responses to An Old Building: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Great rusty and crusty parts to this building. Wonderful odd balls. 😀

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  2. Love all the textures and colors. You shoot from such unique angles and it adds personality to what another person might have found boring. Really intrigued by the gears on the walls. I’m guessing this place no longer functions as intended – now it pays homage to a past lifestyle. You must have had much fun the day you visited. I can see you walking around, camera in hand, listening for the voices and the sounds of the machinery.

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    • Oh I did have fun. Yes those gears intrigued me also. I don’t know what purpose this building originally had but I’m going to have to find out sometime when I have a little more time. I love the different angles – as you say it changes it from boring decaying whatevers to items of intrigue and wonder with many many stories within them.


  3. Charli Mills says:

    Love seeing these shots! So much to explore in an old building!

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