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Old Telegraph Station

By Joeblowfromoz
This is the old Telegraph Station a Eucla, along the Nullabor Plains, a bit of a drive to get down there, but well worth the visit. The old station was built in 1827 and served as part of the overland telegraph service to Australia until 1927, and now just the remains are found, buried under sand.

Seems almost ironic with the death of Steve Jobs, and all he has done for communications in this world, that this was one of the earliest forms of communication.

Thankyou to everyone for the absolutely overwhelming response to Ripples In The Sand, just never expected that sort of a response and I am most grateful to you all.


And yes - we do live the most idyllic lifestyle, and we just love it.

Hope you all have something great planned for the weekend- we have to wash and polish this rig for the big motorhome rally we go to on Monday - Any volunteers lol ???
May not have too much internet next week, but will see what happens.

Cheers Jo

Tags: Photo journalism General Architecture Communications Landscape and travel Steve Jobs

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Comments


RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
7 Oct 2011 12:34AM
A very nice crisp documentary shot, with obvious evidence of reclamation by the desert sands, Jo.
Sure, I'd have been delighted to bring along my bucket and spongeSmile but by the time I got there the rally would be over, sorrySad
Ronnie.

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7 Oct 2011 12:34AM
Looks really interesting. And well worth going to see, great shot..........Sandy
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 12:38AM
brilliant colour and light jo wonderful detail love the comp a stunner nice one Wink
andy
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
7 Oct 2011 1:22AM
The stonework here looks in remarkable good condition.It could almost be the start of a new build !!
Wonderful light and good colours too.
Super shot.
Mick.
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
7 Oct 2011 1:24AM
A remarkable image, considering your title,

Hoping you have a great time at your rally!
mikemullumby 5 1 3 Australia
7 Oct 2011 1:58AM
Hi Jo, interesting photo, i have been here on numerous occasions over the past 45 years ,never seen this much of it uncovered, interestingly that you put it up as my grandfather used to be one of the teleg's there, did you know it actually straddles the boarder, telegrams from W.A were passed thru a window to the S.A side, and then sent on from there.
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
7 Oct 2011 5:55AM
Beautiful sunlight, Jo, well captured. Enjoy your rally. Carol
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Oct 2011 7:16AM
wish you agreat rally!
you captured this Australian icon really well, what a contrast!
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:22AM
Thank you for the description which adds another dimension to what is a terrific image. The clarity and vibrancy of the colour and detail is superb. Another cracker Jo.
pdcche 5 4 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:56AM
Nice shot of these old ruins, lovely colours and detail.. Peter
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 8:05AM
Cracking shot, great composition, super colours and textures.

Hugh
CaroleS Plus
6 421 3 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 8:26AM
The stonework looks in such good condition - great shot. Carole
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
7 Oct 2011 8:48AM
The brickwork looks in better condition than our house Grin.

Dave
Mike_Young 9 12 9 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 8:58AM
Have a great time at the rally, another very interesting image, lovely rich colour
footloose 5 1 England
7 Oct 2011 9:38AM
Well recorded image ,like the info. have a nice week.
Dennis
7 Oct 2011 10:04AM
What a well recorded image .... this really is stunning .
interesting write up as a bonus .. thankyou
And a big thanyou for your sepia mod ... does lookgreat
and now I have learnt one way to do it ....
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 11:06AM
just look at that sky, if you took the same picture in UK with our grey skies it would be so different, lucky ole you eh!
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 11:51AM
A great combination of colours here Jo, a super image. Good luck with the show - hope you get your rig nice and shiny!
Carol
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 11:57AM
Very vivid colours..
Very nice contrast between them...
Grat work...
Dave
Shellio 5 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 12:01PM
Great contrasting colours and textures here, Jo. Well done!
Shell
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 1:13PM
More beautiful blue skies - great against the orange of this old building
Ann
LexEquine 10 19 United States
7 Oct 2011 3:46PM
'Superb rustic, scenic, & architectural capture'~ Peter Smile
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
7 Oct 2011 7:50PM
Excellent historical note Jo.
Ron
moiral 6 12 Scotland
7 Oct 2011 9:50PM
Gorgeous colours and interesting narrative Jo. Moira
Peagreen 6 1 1 England
7 Oct 2011 10:34PM
Great shot, brilliant light, wonderful colours, detail and textures, Jo. The blue of that sky is gorgeousSmile A very interesting and informative write up Smile Enjoy your rally!!
Take care, have a lovely weekend, Pauline
xwang 7 55 8
7 Oct 2011 10:41PM
Love the contrast of the colour and light.. what a beautiful sky.. excellent writing up.Smile
Anna62 5 1 Australia
8 Oct 2011 9:53AM
such a beautiful vibrant shot Jo...the sky is so blue. Very well taken Smile
Ayoob 5 Australia
10 Oct 2011 3:11AM
Excellent historical image Jo ,brilliant capture.........Grin

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