This week Cee posted a photo and we are to show one or more of the features in it. These include geometry, bushes, window, brick, curtain, green, tan, wall, building, dark red, tree.
In modern Australia curtains are not common. Instead people go for shutters or blinds of some type. In one of these windows there are however curtains. The light house boat was the closest I could get to dark red on the harbour. Predominantly seaside landscapes are white, light and blue. Geometry, of course is found everywhere unlike bushes which don’t appear much in this environment.
This part of the harbour, Barrangaroo, is very old, or at least old for Australia. The first wharves of the new colony were sited here and used for our first exports of sandalwood, seal products, turtle and shell. Within a decade wool became a large export and warehouses were added. Workmans cottages were built in terrace fashion as they had in England out of the small English style brick. Rooves were pitched steeply as they had been in their mother country to allow snow to slide off, despite the fact that Sydney never experienced that phenomenon. The tall building is an old warehouse that has been converted into the Hotel Pallisade. This is well worth the visit if in Sydney as from the top floor, not only is the grub good but the views are spectacular. Taken through a window, so as to fit today’s prompt, this is but one direction that can be seen from the upper levels of the pub. The visible green tree stands lonely.
Bushes and trees become more apparent outside the inner city area.
Modern buildings, some with curtains, mingle side by side with the old, although many old have been demolished to make way for the new. Geometry is apparent with bright yellow spheres (probably communications but I don’t know for sure) sitting atop an old building. New buildings are predominantly white but here we have one with tan colouration.
The one thing that is really noticeable in new buildings as opposed to old are the number of windows. I don’t think our forebears had forgotten the glass tax of old when they designed their buildings or perhaps views were just not that important then. Beyond the brick wall is the harbour foreshore. I could look at that all day, resting under the greenery of a bush or a tree or if in a building, I’d be at the wall with the window that allowed me to see all the geometry.