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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Selections #39

Welcome to Sunday Selections  #41

As bloggers, most of us have built up picture files of photos we think we might use "one day".
Often, as newer photos are filed and used, these older files are forgotten.
They lie dormant on our hard drives, quietly singing to themselves "what about me, it isn't fair.."

Well, here's your chance to use these forgotten photos.
Have a gander through all those old files and pick a few, (or just one), that have never been used, you know, because a better idea came along.

Post them on a Sunday under the Sunday Selections title, then link back to Kim at Frog Ponds Rock,  because this wonderful concept is hers.
Then hop on over and add your name to her linky list, leave her a comment too.  She loves comments as much as we all do.

It really is that simple!

The theme I've chosen for today (you don't have to use a theme, I just like to), is--->

IRON LACE 
(wrought iron work)



Used for fences and to decorate verandahs and balconies.
There are many different designs and I'm in awe of the original craftsmen who created these pretty artworks.



Looking closely at some of these, you can see where some parts have been replaced by recreated panels, probably not in the original iron, but a modern alternative, like cast aluminium.





Adelaide is full of such prettiness and I'm sure the other cities are too, along with country towns, old farmhouses.......





This beautifully maintained fence, with matching gates, is something I see eight times a week, on my way to and from work. Every time, I wish it was mine.


To join in with Sunday Selections, follow the instructions above the pictures and have fun selecting your photos.

14 comments:

  1. There really is something about a place with iron lacework that catches the eye. I miss wondering around the streets of the inner suburbs and seeing it. perhaps that is why I liked our trip to Ballarat so much. There is a beauty to houses of a certain age that we will never see again.

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  2. Metal gingerbread....I like the second to last one.

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  3. permanently amanda; they're certainly a lot prettier than square block/flat roof modern styles currently being put up.

    Delores; I like all of them.

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  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the old wrought irron fences we have about Hobart as well. Thanks heaps for posting these River.

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  5. Kim; you're very welcome. Aren't they a joy to look at?

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  6. There was a time in our lives while renovating our house, River, when my husband and i collected images of iron lace work as you have done here to decide which to use ourselves. Lovely stuff. I'll visit Kim. Thanks.

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  7. I love the lacy woodwork patterns on the old Queenslander houses. When I moved to Adelaide it was so intriguing to see similar lacy ironwork.

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  8. They are just beautiful. We have almost none of it here, and I miss it.

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  9. Great pictures. I love how the iron lace looks next to the corrugated iron roofs. It just seems so fundamentally Australian to me.

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  10. Wrought iron work adds charm, class and character to any house, which is sadly lacking in today's new houses :-).

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  11. What charm in the old iron fences. I see of lot of the old iron works in Helena because the town is built in the mountains and most houses have retaining walls.

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  12. I adore old houses and iron lace. We live in a century old queenslander with timber rails, which I love, but secretly, iron lace will always be my favourite...

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  13. Elisabeth; you have iron lace? I'd love to see a picture of it.

    Marita; I love those old Queenslanders, they're built to catch the breezes. You live in Adelaide??

    EC; well, at least you can come here and look as much as you like.

    Sarah; I really think the lace would look wrong on a tiled roof house.

    Windsmoke; charm etc yes, but it wouldn't look right on an extremely modern home, the architects need to find another way to add charm there.

    Manzanita; I think it looks great when the fence pattern has been repeated on the house, it adds a continuity, don't you think?

    Mrs Catch; welcome to drifting. I really enjoyed spending time in a big old Queenslander when I'd visit a friend while living in Brisbane. But the old Adelaide houses really tug at my heart.

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