Location: Castlemaine, Victoria. Australia
Gear: Canon 650D + Canon ‘L Series’ 24 – 105 ml. Click image for EXIF data.
Observation: Melbourne, Australia was once the richest city in the world. In the 1860s tonnes of alluvial gold flowed into Melbourne’s Treasury Building each week from the gold diggings in the Castlemaine area just 130 kilometres north west of the city. But of course this ‘Gold Rush’ came and went and time, weather and nature has re-claimed much of the evidence of this hectic period in history.
Something I love to do as a history buff is drive the hour or so out of town and wander amongst these relics. Touching history and imagining the sights and sounds. In fact here is a post about exactly that entitled:
For my first submission into the WordPress Dailypost Photo Challenge I thought I would post something a little different. I love the grid and geometry of this rusting hulk of machinery that I spotted on one of my gold-fields visits. I was exploring early in the evening as it had been a boiling hot day (around 35 degrees Celsius/ 100 F) and the ‘Golden Hour’ sunlight just before dusk really made the rusty metal surfaces pop.
My first post in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Grid.”