New Brighton Pier, New Zealand

The New Brighton Pier was originally built in 1894 before being demolished in 1967. A combined effort between the city council and public donations saw the re-building of the pier and the new one was opened in 1987. The pier is situated in the coastal suburb of New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand.

New Brighton Pier, Christchurch, New Zealand

New Brighton Pier, Christchurch, New Zealand

New Brighton Pier, Christchurch, New Zealand

New Brighton Pier – Opened in 1987

New Brighton Pier, Christchurch, New Zealand

New Brighton Pier, Christchurch, New Zealand

Point Lonsdale Pier

In my previous post, Jetties and Piers, I featured the Point Lonsdale Pier. Below are a couple more images I took of this pier.

Point Lonsdale Pier, Victoria, Australia

At Sunrise: Point Lonsdale Pier – a popular fishing spot

Point Lonsdale Pier, Victoria, Australia

Under the Pier – Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia

Jetties and Piers

With so many rivers, lakes and waterways (not to mention such a vast shoreline) there is certainly no shortage of jetties and piers to photograph. Some are steeped in history, still standing from our colonial days. These are usually made of timber; while those that have been rebuilt are usually made of concrete.

Jetty, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Jetty, Lake Colac

Yacht Club Jetty, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

A winter sunrise – Yacht Club Jetty, Lake Colac

Jetty, Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia

Jetty, Point Lonsdale

Jetties, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia

Jetties, Williamstown – the early morning glow of the rising sun reflects on the yachts and jetties

Pier, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia

Williamstown Pier – in the early days of European settlement this was the point ships bringing goods from England and Europe unloaded their cargoes.

Historic Buildings – Colac

This historic building is the Anglican Church of St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist situated in Colac, Victoria, Australia. Built by Humphrey Hearne, the foundation stones were laid in 1889 and the the church was completed in 1891.

Anglican Church, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Church of St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist

Anglican Church, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Anglican Church, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Anglican Church, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Side Door – Anglican Church, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Historic Buildings – North Melbourne

North Melbourne is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with a population of almost 10,000 people. Many of its historic buildings were constructed in the mid-1800s.

Errol Street, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Errol Street, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Old Post Office, Errol Street, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Old Post Office, Errol Street and Queensberry Street

Catholic School, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Catholic School, North Melbourne

St Mary's Catholic Church, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

St Mary’s Catholic Church, North Melbourne

Old Primary School, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Old Primary School, North Melbourne

Street Scenes – North Melbourne

North Melbourne is a dynamic suburb, its residents being of a strong migrant mix. It also has a lot of historic buildings dating from the nineteenth century. It is an ideal place for a photo-walk.

Trade Signs, Abandoned Shop, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Trade Signs, Abandoned Shop

Street Scene, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Victoria Street, North Melbourne

Street Scene, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Street Scene, North Melbourne – Victoria Street

Street Scene, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Errol Street, North Melbourne – a very popular shopping strip

Photo of the Day – Eastern Beach

Eastern Beach is situated on the shores of Corio Bay, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

In summer it is a very popular swimming spot. There would barely be a place on the shore to set a blanket down for a picnic. The pool would be filled with young and old seeking relief from the burning summer sun.

Today, a cold but pleasant winter’s day, the beach was almost deserted – plenty of space.

Eastern Beach, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Eastern Beach, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Home is a Suitcase

Every weekend, thousands of people head to the Queen Victoria Market (or Vic Market, as it is usually called) to get their fresh veggies and any other bargain that’s available. The market is an institution in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Recently I wandered around the market fighting my way through the crowds with my camera in hand.

In one of the sheds  I found the perfect subject:

Home is a Suitcase

Home is a Suitcase – Teddy bears at Vic Market

Lake Colac

Lake Colac is the largest freshwater lake in Victoria, Australia.

It has a surface area of 1820 hectares, with a circumference of 33 kilometres. Its average depth is about 2.5 metres. It attracts large numbers of birds such as Black Swans, ducks, egrets and native hens. There are also large colonies of pelicans.

About two years ago, as the result of a decade of drought, the lake completely dried up. The last couple of winters have seen average rain and the lake is on the way to filling up again. I often walk along the southern bank with my camera; it is a place of inspiration.

Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia – a place of inspiration

Jetty, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Jetty, Lake Colac – once used by the Colac Yacht Club; now the water levels are too low for yachting

Warrion Hill, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Warrion Hill, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Lake Colac at Sunset – The setting sun casts a golden glow over the lake