Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sepia Tones (2)

Don’t think I can leave this challenge without submitting another entry.

The following photos were taken in Paronella Park near Cairns, Australia.CIMG0603B

Joe Paronella, a Spanish immigrant, built this park in the 1930s and opened it to the public.CIMG0579A

Apart from his house which was built from stones, the castle shown here are in reinforced concrete, with the reinforcing came from the railroad.CIMG0580B

The castle structures are now approximately 80 years old.

In building this park, Joe and his family has labored for many years.

Showing these images in sepia bring me back to the 1930s. I have much joy in sharing them!

50 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sepia Tones (2)

  1. It’s good to see Paronella Park. It still survives today and last I heard efforts were being made to preserve it into the future. I first visited it as a child, a long time ago now, with my parents when my father was working on Thursday Island and we were all living in the Torres Straits. Thanks for posting these photos!

    • Hi del, thanks again for your continued support. There was a fire to the structures many years back and now the property has been sold out of the Paronella family. Regards, Michael

  2. I love the feel that the Sepia tones bring out in these photos. The building feel every month of their over 80 years because of it. As a newbie to the world of photography, I am really loving these posts of yours. Sadly I struggle to find the time to juggle life and learning to use my camera to its optimal levels, but I do have plans to do so and will hopefully start putting photos on my own blog pages as well.

    • Hi Ger, I went through a busy phase of life like what you are experiencing. With digital camera, all you need is to take as many shots as you like varying the parameters and study the effects. Regards, Michael

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  4. Fascinating looking place (would never have guessed it was in Australia) – would love to poke around there. Mind you, given it is Australia, I’d probably be too worried about the ‘creatures’ I might find.

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