Friday, December 14, 2007

Whose Lane Is This, Lois?

It Seemed Like A Bright Idea

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


This shot was taken in the city of Ballarat, in central Victoria. I was just fascinated by the sight of this lamp in a brick laneway beside McDonald's on historic Bakery Hill. Take a close look at the wrought iron frame that supports the lamp. It was probably cast in a local forge by some long-forgotten artisan. It's that sort of history that makes me stop and think. This photograph is not simply a chance to capture an unusual combination of ochre and black, but also a salute to the craftsman whose work is still beautiful in the twenty-first century.

7 comments:

Flip Flop Momma said...

thats a great photo..

I cant wait till I move to my winter beachside home..we can be pals then;)

BRUNO said...

Wonder if it was originally a gaslight? Still could be, but it appears to be electric now. Maybe always was? Or it might just be there for the "eye-appeal".

Either way, I like that old wrought-iron design, too---simple, strong, and forever....!

TheBirdman33 said...

It is a very cool lamp and a nice picture.

evlahos said...

beautiful shot, wonderful textures

lynn said...

Pretty.

Melissa said...

Very pretty David. I also like the wrought-iron work, it's so simple and yet gorgeous after all this time!

Kerri said...

Great shot.....and I LOVE that brick behind it...it really sets it off!