Black Rock is another of those mid-Northern towns in South Australia that declined almost to nothing when the railway disappeared in the late 20th century. But then, Black Rock was never more than tiny.
Quorn, still a railway town in the mid-North of South Australia, is home to the Pichi-Richi Historic Railway. The Engine Shed was used as such in the heyday of railways here, when through-trains could carry passengers as far North as Alice Springs.
One of many small shops in this tiny town, no longer used as a shop but maybe as part of someone’s residence.
Yongala is a tiny town in the mid-North of South Australia, reputed to be the coldest spot in the State, where only the pub and one shop still trade. This shop is owned and lived-in by a stone-mason.
The ruined village of Hampton lies just outside Burra, one of the world’s most productive copper mines in the late 19th / early 20th centuries. The last resident left Hampton in the 1970’s.
One of only a couple of buildings still standing at Lancelot, South Australia, the town that almost never was. This little stone cottage, so lovingly built by skilled stonemasons, is now home to lizards and crows.
Approximate size, framed, 63cms x 91cms
I photographed these boats as we waited for the ferry from the Isle of Skye to the Scottish mainland at Mallaig. The cottages in the background are actually made-up, but the real ones are something like these, but not exactly here.
Approximate size framed, 55cms x 72cms
Who wouldn’t love these old eucalypts that we saw on a recent journey through the Victorian goldfields.
Approx 50cms x 60cms inc. frame
I’ve painted this one from several angles at various times. It’s the kind of view I love, and the barn’s owner should be embarrassed, but probably isn’t, or he would have fixed it long ago.
Approx 40cms x 60cms inc. frame
Eilean Donan is a tiny island with a castle whose origins go back to the 13th century. It sits at the junction of three sea-lochs in the Scottish Highlands, the principal loch being Kyle of Lochalsh. We were there in 2017, as also was a British jet fighter that flew down the Loch at treetop altitude at maybe 800 kph, leaving everyone quivering for the next 15 minutes.
48cms x 60cms approx. inc. frame