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, February 26, 2012

Chinatown Shadows

Just off Swanston Street, in Little Bourke Street, Melbourne is Chinatown.
Chinatown dates back to the 1850's and the gold rush days.
Melbourne's Chinatown claims to be the longest, continuous Chinese settlement in the western world.
The photo above captures one of many interesting streetscape features.

Like a sacred sign
A sense of pointing upward
Like a secret code

Streetscape shadows are like reflections of multiple realities - Gemma Wiseman

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Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

This is a pretty nifty Shadow Shot. The red sculpture is stands out to mark a very special place in your city and also your history!
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Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful, colorful and interesting steelscape, Gemma! And a terrific shadow shot for the day! I love all the people walking by in the shadows! Hope your weekend is going well!!


Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

Kelly said...

That's an interesting sculpture and it fits well into Chinatown.

T... said...

great shot, what a wonderful piece of art

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Full-On-Forward said...

Sacred sign and Secret code- what an awesome Haiku!!!!!! The picture is like a tale of 2 time periods--both frozen perfectly for us to watch! Great shot Gemma!

That Surfboard is awesome!


Dianne said...

wonderful street scene

Marja said...

It looks indeed like a secret sign or code Well worded. In NZ we had many Chinees people coming in digging for gold although not as many.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Chinatown always has interesting stuff doesn't it? Even shadows!

LV said...

Thank you for allowing me to enjoy a part of the world I would never see otherwise.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Wow! that is big....when we saw this loading we saw the top first and thought it would be some sort of lovely garden ornament!! ha! You got us Gemma....and we love it big & wow! What a fun piece of art to have around as you walk back and forth to work!!

Unknown said...

I agree a great street scene with an amazing shadow ..

Lighthousegal said...

What an interesting Streetscape. Great shadows too!

Eden said...

Very nice. Love the photo.

Spadoman said...

Gemma... I love this photo! Your haiku is equally stunning. Seems there is a Chinatown in many cities. I have visited Chicago, San Francisco and Winnipeg. Would love someday to get to Melbourne. A Chinatown visit would be on the list of places to shop and eat.
I'm glad to be back in circulation. I have missed my shadow shot friends. Thank you for keeping this fabulous meme going along with MMT and Rose.
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BLOGitse said...

Chinatowns are special with their own smell, sounds, tastes...
Have a good week ahead!

Anonymous said...

I love how the red almost makes the rest of the photo look B&W!!

Timoteo said...

It makes its own quiet statement. Nice perch for the pigeons too.

NatureFootstep said...

this streetscape made me smile so I guess it is a good thing. :)



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