Undressing Alma

Undressing Alma

Avert your eyes, Alma’s being stripped bare! The Alma Doepel is a topsail schooner currently under restoration in Docklands, Melbourne. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Ropable

Ropable

Some of Alma’s lines. That’d be ropes to you and me ;-) Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Alma's Ace

Alma's Ace

The Alma Doepel in all her stripped back glory up on the barge, North Wharf, Docklands, Melbourne. You can even see her futtocks! Her shape from this angle reminded us of the Ace of Spades. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

A Peek Inside

A Peek Inside

The Alma Doepel is currently up on a barge in dry dock and stripped back to her bare bones. I managed to to seek a peek inside through a hole in the underside. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Left Behind

Left Behind

Kids toys left behind on Princes Pier, Melbourne. Someone had obviously picked them up off the beach and placed them on the side of the pier. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Peeking Under Alma

Peeking Under Alma

A peek under the Alma Doepel up in dry-dock at sunset. She is still under restoration on North Wharf in the Docklands, Melbourne. If you’re in the area drop in and say hello to the wonderful team of volunteers working on her. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, by clicking the link.

Up Link

Up Link

Rusty old chains, big and small, awaiting restoration, or otherwise, for use on the Alma Doepel. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Green Section

Green Section

Fabulous old green corrugated iron fence in Port Melbourne. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Lamp Post Detail, Florence

Lamp Post Detail, Florence

A close up view of the wonderful street lights alongside the Arno river, Florence Italy. This time we have the Ponte Vecchio in the background. Taken around dusk. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Ghost of Pussycats Past

Ghost of Pussycats Past

In preparation for a new floor, I had to scrape the old cork tiles off the concrete slab at the back of our house. They, and the slab itself, were laid by my parents some 30 years ago when we had a beautiful siamese boy called Cleo (long story!) He was mine from the age of 2 until I was 20 when he died at the ripe old age of 18. What a lovely thing to find under those hideous old tiles but my boy’s footprints! Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Cane Chair Triptych

Cane Chair Triptych

Triptych created from some close up studies of a decaying old cane chair. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Bamboo

Bamboo

Up close and personal with an empty bamboo fruit bowl. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Coiled

Coiled

This is one of the many ropes ready to go back on to the Alma Doepel, a sailing ship currently under restoration at Victoria Dock, Melbourne, Australia. I asked the difference between the two types of weave I noticed and the answer was flexibility. The plaited weave was easier to manipulate than the twisted one. So there you go. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Cane Chair

Cane Chair

I loved this old cane chair. It was as old as me and really starting to fall apart. Sadly, it has since done so completely. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Cranky Viennese Swan

Cranky Viennese Swan

A detail from a Viennese lamppost outside the Vienna State Opera House. He looks quite cranky to me. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Alma's Bow

Alma's Bow

The Alma Doepel, a sailing ship currently under restoration at Victoria Dock, Melbourne, Australia. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

In the Studio

In the Studio

Waiting for inspiration! Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Wood & Water

Wood & Water

Stony Creek Backwash, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Rivets & Ripples

Rivets & Ripples

A gorgeous bright, sunny winter’s afternoon gave us some wonderful light to play with under Sandridge Bridge on the Yarra River, Melbourne, Victoria – not to mention those brilliant rivets again. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Wooden Waves

Wooden Waves

The pier at Stony Creek Backwash, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Such a beautiful wavy pattern on many of the planks making up this old pier. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Tied Up

Tied Up

… with the cleaning, that is. This is a very old straw broom. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

A Few Locks

A Few Locks

Hundreds and hundreds of these little locks extend for some way along the Arno next to the Uffizzi, Florence, Italy. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Under the Table

Under the Table

At Cafe’ Florian in Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy for almost 300 years. Be prepared to mortgage the house for coffee and cake! Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Taking Over

Taking Over

I seem to have a thing for lichen. The pier at Stony Creek Backwash, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

They Were Here

They Were Here

Seagull footprints in the sand on the beach at Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. I liked the way they looked in contrast to the even lines of the recently combed sand. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Red & Green

Red & Green

Bold colour from Burano, Venice, Italy. I love the finger marks on the shutter. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Studded

Studded

One of the big old doors at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Slippery!! Steps leading down to a canal in Venice, Italy. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Reaching

Reaching

This is actually the decaying edge of one of the wooden struts holding up the currently under re-construction Princes Pier in Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards by clicking the link.

Washed Up

Washed Up

Taken at on the beach at Port Melbourne next to Station Pier, Melbourne, Australia. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Holding It Together

Holding It Together

The lovely rusty chains that hold the vaporetto platforms to the big wooden pylons. These ones are on the Zattere, Venice, Italy. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Money for Old Rope

Money for Old Rope

I’ve been trying to get a good shot of the Alma Doepel, a sailing ship currently under restoration at Victoria Dock, Melbourne, Australia. I couldn’t get this old saying out of my head as worked on this shot. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Neatly Twisted

Neatly Twisted

One of the many ropes ready to go back on to the Alma Doepel, currently under restoration at Victoria Dock, Melbourne, Australia. I asked the difference between the two types of weave I noticed and the answer was flexibility. The plaited weave was easier to manipulate than the twisted one. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

On the Edge

On the Edge

The pier at Stony Creek Backwash, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

I'm a Little...

I'm a Little...

… not short and stout though! An antique ceramic teapot from Northern China. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Criss-Cross

Criss-Cross

Barbed wire fence infront of the jumble of scaffolding which is working its way across the underside of the Westgate Bridge during renovations. This is the section above the Stony Creek Backwash, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags by clicking the link.

Dreaming

Dreaming

This was a gorgeous bunch of lilac dahlias. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Glass Stopper

Glass Stopper

Two old bottles with glass stoppers for storing chemicals. They were used by my late father when he was a dental technician many years ago. Now just used as objet d’art. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

Millennia

Millennia

No, not an enormous rocky cliff face, a piece of slate in the backyard. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

10 Toes

10 Toes

Just the right amount! Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.

At Home

At Home

The framing and subject matter – domestic nooks and crannies – have always meant that these somehow hang together for me. Buy as Prints, Posters, Cards, Cushions, Bags, Print on Wood by clicking the link.