14 September 2010

17 on 14...

Well I may have missed 12 of 12 this month but I hope I've made up with this batch of photos. I took 216 photos and I brought it down to these 17 choices. I hope you enjoy them and I will try to be much more diligent when it comes to remembering next month's 12 of 12. Until then enjoy...

The one of many water themed pictures from today. This is a quaint little fountain that sits inside a small reflection garden in the middle of the city

This is part of a glass door that acts as a barrier to the inner doors of the local war memorial. Not that I'm big on war but her in Australia it seems that every major city has a rather large war memorial. Regardless if you are for war or not they are still architecturally beautiful. Can you spot the important subtlety in the glass work?

One of the many figures carved out of sandstone that adorns the memorial

Just a bit of lovely sweet and delicate wisteria.

I just liked the way the sunlight lit up the leaves of this plant.

As I said there is a bit of a water theme in these pictures. This fountain is one of two that are part of an esplanade that sits in front of Saint Mary's cathedral in the city.

The second fountain part of a reflecting pool which also occasionally has water spouts, that is also part of that esplanade in front of the cathedral.

The other side of the reflecting pool without the water spouts

This is a guess what it is photo... I will tell you that it was taken near the cathedral.

Iron work on one of the side doors of the cathedral.

There is a lot of stone carvings in the city all cut out of sandstone in most cases and this one caught my eye.

The very top of the church spires, why did I take the picture I don't know I just did...

Some more of that sandstone craftsmanship.

I can't have a set of photos without a self portrait so here it be.

This little item are part of a wall display and they are actually made out of metal

These flowers are blooming all over the city including around a hundred of them in our yard alone but don't ask me what they are.

Last but not least a bit of iron work on one of the fences and that is all for this lot of pictures. Hope you liked a few of them. I'll be back next month to bring you 12 of 12 for October. See you then...


Cubby said...

Nicely done.

Lucrecia Bloggia said...

I liked every one of them! I enjoyed the fountains and all the architectural details.
Thank you for this 17 of 14!!

You are all forgiven now!

Au revoir!


oops, almost forgot!!
in the glass, all i see are helmets and riflles, with a few poppies...
as for your guessing... i'd say it's either billowing hair, or water. since you had a water theme going on...

Ur-spo said...

I always enjoy your postings, and your photographs. Thank you for doing this.

seifenmacherin said...

I like your Photos, they are so arty. See you in October.

mymusicallungs said...

Really pretty and thoughtful shots-thank you. I too love fountains and water features. They are always so calming just to watch. I don't know what your flowering plant is, it look like it's naive to Australia-but I have a bronze cordyline in my garden here-like the one you shot with the sunlight on it!

Take care and see you on the 12th Oct, I hope!

Regina said...

I love every single picture of yours ... the glass work to me reads as "where have all the flowers gone" ... and the guess picture is probably the hair of some angel-saint-or something carved in wood ... My most favourite one is the lovely wisteria ... spring in your part of the world, is it?

WIR said...

All pictures are nice ! Well done. At pic 4 the different is very clear between flower (soft) and stone (hard).

See you next month on 12th :-))).

Have a nice day and greetings from Germany.


Jill said...

TJ, I always love your photos. This month, my favorite is the dog/gargoyle carving. But all the sculptures & iron work are fascinating.

My guess for the mystery picture is a carving of wood - flowing hair?

Thanks for sharing.
- Jill

tornwordo said...

I like the metal book one the most. Lovely pis as usual.

Home Romantik said...

Hi TJ,

Danke für deinen Kommentar bei meinem 12 von 12 post. Hat mich sehr gefreut. Wir sehen uns im Oktober?

Liebe Grüße


Snuva said...

I realised I looked at your photos yesterday but didn't comment! Love them - light, texture, contrasts, shapes. I especially love the one taken near the cathefral - a close up of a statue of some sort I assume? It makes me want to touch it. (However it just feels like a flat computer screen.) And the one of wisteria reminds me fo the entrance to St David's Park here in Hobart. ;-)