Diana Australis

Diana Australis

Posted on 08/15/2013


Photo taken on August 16, 2013


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Ghost town

Ghost town
Gwalia. Abandoned gold mining town in desert Western Australia

Diane Putnam, Loewe48, Rhisiart Hincks, Bindubaba and 28 other people have particularly liked this photo


62 comments - The latest ones
Rambonp
Rambonp
Lovely find ! GREAT capture friend ! Have an enjoyable time !!!
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Rambonp
Thanks!
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
A fabulous look into the past! Great color and texture.
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Prairie Rambler
The remains of the day......!
4 years ago.
Agnès
Agnès
Incroyable!!
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Agnès
Merci, Agnès
4 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Beau cliché !
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Clofotos
Merci Clo...
4 years ago.
just"jj"
just"jj"
oh ... I so love these old places.
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to just"jj"
Me too......adore them!
4 years ago.
Rymie Jolie
Rymie Jolie
Belle prise de ce coin perdu!
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Rymie Jolie
Bonjour, et merci Rymie.....
4 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Excelente
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Gracias
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Fantastic shot!
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to pajmcb
Thanks very much!
4 years ago.
dm7
dm7
Beau témoignage!
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to dm7
Merci beaucoup dm7,
4 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
dur dur ce vélo , régime sans scelle et guidon on va dire moyen, beau cliché
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Patrick
Hé hé...vraiment! Metci
4 years ago.
Rafael
Rafael
Esta foto es preciosa, en todo: encuadre, colores, luz, texturas y como reportaje *********
Buen día , Diana !
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Rafael
Buen fin de semana mi amigo. Abrazo desde Australia ...
4 years ago.
Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel
excellente trouvaille ,bisou
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Simone Maurel
Bisous, Simone!
4 years ago.
mARTin Piché
mARTin Piché
Vraiment superbe cette image *****
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to mARTin Piché
Merci beaucoup, Martin
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Well, those derelict buildings could tell some tales..!

Interesting image, Diana, and good to see.
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Joan+
Quietly rusting away hundreds of km from anywhere!
Thanks, Joan
4 years ago.
Gareth L Evans
Gareth L Evans
Dear Gwalia! I know there are
Towns lovelier than ours,
And fairer hills and loftier far,
And groves more full of flowers

But let me choose and oh! I should
Love all my life and longer
To stroll among our trees and stray
And never, never leave the town.

(Rev'd Eli Jenkins, Under Milk Wood)
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Gareth L Evans
Wonderful......and the photo is like the postlude..
Thanks for the poem. This was a thriving gold mining community for about 80 years, then the mine closed,and people just walked away. It is about 800 kilometres from any sizeable town, and just sits, quietly rusting and baking away in the désert.
The solitude is poetic .....and sits well with the Dylan Thomas!
4 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A terrific shot, Diana! Great find.
Have a wonderful weekend!
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Barra1man (Leaving )
Thank you Alan. You too...a wonderful weekend, I mean!
4 years ago.
Shadyezz
Shadyezz
classic outback Oz,
beautifully composed Diana !
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Shadyezz
Thank you, Steve!
4 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
Nice find & capture...
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Dynamo
Thanks, Dynamo
4 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Blimey, Di. Looks like Soweto 20 yrs ago! Love the red earth and the gum trees...WA is an awesome place...reminded me so much of parts of Africa when I was there. I miss it. Great shot.
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Phill G
Hi Phill....the mine closed and the people just walked away...in the 60's...
They had lived in these from the 1880's. it is very remote, in the desert...I try hard to imagine how dreadful it must have been in these houses in summer with temperatures in the 40s.
Yes WA is amazing...so huge...and sparsely populated. I love the red earth too.
Lovely to read your comment!
4 years ago.
Simons-Photography
Simons-Photography
Amazing places,great find
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Simons-Photography
Thank you, Simon.
4 years ago.
Paule
Paule
L'histoire d'une vie*****************
Bisous Diana !!....
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Paule
Oui....la vie très dûre....
Bisous ma chère .
4 years ago.
Vilmar Vidor
Vilmar Vidor
Wow !!!!!!!!!!!
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Vilmar Vidor
Merci Vilmar
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Good morning friend !!! GREAT capture ! Compliments !!! Enjoy Sunday !!!!
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Rambonp
Good afternoon Rambonp.....thank you!
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Very much like the silver mining town Calico in the US, beautiful photograph!
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Peter Van Der Houwen
Thank you Peter...there are places like this all over the desert in this huge, lightly populated land of ours.
4 years ago.
Christian Reinaud
Christian Reinaud
Toujours pittoresque
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Christian Reinaud
Mon pays........
4 years ago.
Nadine
Nadine
nous avons peut-être trop de confort pour apprécier notre bonheur
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Nadine
Oui....vraiment ça Nadine! Merci et bonne semaine.
4 years ago.
Fr@nk Eiche
Fr@nk Eiche
Daumen hoch !
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Fr@nk Eiche
Indeed...thanks FRank.
4 years ago.
Eve
Eve
Un coin perdu ...pas toujours facile au quotidien !
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Eve
Oui......loin du monde!
4 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Great outback image Diana.
4 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Colin
Hi Col...gotta love the outback! Thanks
4 years ago.
Bindubaba
Bindubaba
a lovely find - reminds me so much of here
3 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Bindubaba
It is so far from anywhere...and they just walked away and left it!
3 years ago.
Denis Player
Denis Player
Great shot,bet that old shack could tell some interesting tales!
3 years ago.
Diana Australis has replied to Denis Player
Indeed...someone's much loved home...once!
3 years ago.