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)


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Surviving Car Service

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ I was waiting for my car to be serviced at Mornington Mazda (Zoom Zoom is their slogan in ads) and amused myself by taking photos.
Here is the TV/coffee/tea corner in their waiting room.
Weekend in Black and White meme

Waiting for service
Cars drain patience and pocket
Liquid survival

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Naquillity said...

gorgeous black & white. it works well for this setting. hope the liquid helped jump start the day.

Karen said...

This is picture perfect really. They could use it as as advert! You have taken something quite ordinary and made it special. Great photo. I think the plant needs water though!

Jean said...

the arrangements are rather neat and tidy

David & Melanie said...

I love it! It's a bit nostalgic and evokes a nice mood. Hope you didn't have to stay too many hours.
David/ Houston

REJEN said...

Looks like a picture from the happy fiftys...Lovely...

Dragonstar said...

Nice idea to having a comfortable waiting area. All too often we just have to walk (or taxi!) somewhere else to pass the time.
I like the composition and clarity of this photo,

LauraX said...

ahhh, finding beauty in even the most mundane aspects of living! L♥ve the title too Gemma!

fredamans said...

Nice lighting in monochrome.

NatureFootstep said...

great shot.

Genie said...

If your mechanic servicing the car took as long as mine does, I bet you took GOBS of photos! I am sure the coffee along with your camera got you through the wait with less pain. A clever post and a fun one to see here today.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Share your bored moments with us anytime -- a lovely picture.

And poem -- I say "cars, you can't live with them and you can't live without them!" Coffee would help.

anemonen said...

That´s service and a nice pic in B&W

Cildemer said...

Great idea! beautiful composition!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a beautiful Sunday****



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