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Sunday, October 7, 2012

The view down my street....

Once again I'm joining Deb's Photographic Scavenger Hunt and the topic this week is the view down the road/street.
I live in suburbia in a housing estate that dates back to the early 1950s. Our block is part of the property of an early settler in this area, Colonel John McDowall. He had a vineyard and his land holdings went downhill to the nearby creek or brook ; hence a street in the vicinity is called Brook St. McDowall's house was in the street behind us, around about where a number of the 1950s houses have been demolished to make way for townhouses and units...how ironic?
At one end of our street there is a busy road which formed part of the only road north out of Brisbane, in the late 1800s. It's a very busy road due to the many housing estates that have been developed in the last 20 years to the north of our suburb. But we hear little traffic noise (mainly just sirens) despite the relative close proximity to the busy road. As townhouses take over the streetscape the road has become more 'cluttered' with parked cars; a sign of the times with denser living.
We have 2 street frontages so I have taken photos of both...
The street outside our back gate...looking south towards the city

Standing in the back street looking towards where  the street at the front of our property curves around and goes downhill; standing near where the 2 streets intersect

Standing on the corner ( shown in previous photo) and looking east along the street that the front of our property is on



I've walked along our street  past a few houses and taken another photo looking east

Using the 'zoom' still looking east, now the block of shops on the main road can be seen


Looking west now towards the corner where our street curves around and goes down the hill

Looking west still but more to one side so there is a glimpse of the range at Keperra/The Gap
So that some of the views up and down my street (s)....

5 comments:

DEB said...

Lovely, glad you are back again. Cya next Saturday or Sunday.

Dorothy said...

Looks like you live in a very nice area. xoxox

duchess_declutter said...

It's always interesting to record where you live I think. I hadn't really done it at all till I had a blog! Makes you appreciate what's around you I think. Your area looks lovely Maria - and so close to everything too. cheers Wendy

shez said...

beautiful area Maria.xx

Naturally Carol said...

It is really interesting to know about how your own area has been settled and how it's evolving. I have been meaning to take a few more street photos for a while and this post just confirms that I should...before it changes further.