Sunday, March 21, 2010

A View, Askew.....

Time for another Blog This! challenge, this time with a twist - this one is a photo challenge instead of a written task. What kind of photo you ask? The challenge reads:
Take a photo and/or share a photo of your favourite view. Is it from your bed, a holiday a local lookout? Why do you love it?

In the spirit of this challenge i thought of places i've been and photos i've taken previously. Dont get me wrong, i live in a lovely little duplex in a nice little neighbourhood, but the view is nothing to boast of. This, however, is something to write home about:


Pretty huh? Wouldnt you love to wake up to that everyday? Sadly, probably not. Despite what it may look like that is not some castle somewhere in Europe - that, my friends, is the church at Port Arthur, Tasmania, as seen from the window of the Governors office. I chose to use this photo because I really love it and it reminds me of a great trip, despite being taken at a place that has witnessed such horror and tragedy. Port Arthur has such a hard, sad, melancholy aura to it yet it managed to be a place of physical beauty - a contradiction i hope i captured in this photo, and this of the church:

Tough rock used to make a place of prayer and serenity; a gorgeous blue sky prisoners would have only been able to see from the windows of a desolate prison cell.....

5 comments:

  1. Such cool contrasts........

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  2. Fantastic, Amy. My heart skipped a beat, reading that. Well done!

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  3. We went to Tassie for our honeymoon, as soon as I saw your pic it took my straight to Pt Arthur and my memories of that place. It was definitely worth visiting but has some very sad memories.

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  4. Wow, that's pretty interesting!! It really is a gorgeous picture though...the story behind it makes it even more interesting. Thanks for posting this!

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  5. Stunning pics. And yes, I can imagine that there is a lot of history and memory imprinted there.

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