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)


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Melbourne Shrine Shadows

Year 9 students from my school waiting for a tour of Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance to begin.

Shadows round a shrine
Waiting for the light inside
To show the old way

Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2


Sylvia K said...

Love this shadow shot, too, Gemma! Great to see all the kids waiting for a tour! Wonderful sunlight and the shadows are so CRISP!!

Anonymous said...

Creo que viejo way es algunas veces mejor que new way...spanenglish :)
Have a relaxing weekend!

robin. said...

"waiting for the light show the old way..." wonderful words gemma.

the old, the familiar...comfort and peace.



Just love your composition of this week's SSS2 header!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely lines -- and the shadows are more eloquent than the "real" people.

Ralph said...

Our memories allow us comfort of days past - perhaps that is abstract to the young students now, but in time will be seared into their is nice to see school uniforms, they all look so refined here. Hope they learned on this trip...

Martha Z said...

Long shadows, they must have gotten there early.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Great shadow...the students are looking quite patient as they wait to begin! Enjoyed your video above as well Gemma!! Have a great weekend!

MyMaracas said...

How wonderfully evocative, both the image and the poetry.

Scrappy Grams said...

crisp lines in the shadows
Is the shrine dedicated to World War II?

NatureFootstep said...

great shadows formed by students. :)

Paula Scott said...

Did I already comment? I know I started to, but don't know if my internet connection sidetracked me. Forgive me if I already did-but, I love the contrast of the uniformed students in a cluster with the shadows cast.



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