AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Grand Old Lady


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Front of the Brighton International, Melbourne
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Sepia Scenes #112
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A grand old lady
Her starry days may be gone
But her style lives on

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5 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You can't ask for much more than that when you're a grand old lady!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

I love this photo, and the caption is just perfect. I might have cropped out some of the roadway to focus more on that fabulous entrance (rule of thirds!), but what style it is showing, in any case. Wonderful.

Ralph said...

Elegant, stylish and timeless. This star of any artistic medium id grand indeed. The sepia allows this to look as nice as we always remembered her...

Hood Photo Blog said...

This is very pretty in its simplicity.

I participated in Sepia Scenes for the first time today!

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jeannette said...

Yes, grand, like someone else said, grand is great for sepia!

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