Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

What does a good day look like is this week’s challenge.

A good day for me was visiting Historic Durack Homestead Museum in the East Kimberley Region of Western Australia.

‘Originally built in 1895 by the Durack family on Argyle Downs Station (now mostly submerged by Lake Argyle).

Constructed of handcrafted limestone blocks with crushed termites mounds used as mortar, it was a magnificent building for its time.

During the early 1970’s a decision was made to remove the homestead before Lake Argyle began to fill in order to preserve this magnificent building for all time.

The homestead was dismantled stone by stone with every stone coded in such a way so as to be able to be rebuilt with every stone back in its original position.’

It was a hard life back then, and visiting this amazing Museum, made me grateful for the life we lead today.

Comparing then and now – I know where I’d like to be!

Durack Homestead, East Kimbeley, WA, (12 of 28) August 2015-4

Now: digital – no winding up!

Durack Homestead, East Kimbeley, WA, (14 of 28) August 2015-5

Now: Electric lights

Durack Homestead, East Kimbeley, WA, (27 of 28) August 2015-7

Now: Water mains

Durack Homestead, East Kimbeley, WA, (3 of 28) August 2015-1

Now: Mobiles / Cell

Durack Homestead, East Kimbeley, WA, (7 of 28) August 2015-2

Now: Microwaves

Durack Homestead, East Kimbeley, WA, (8 of 28) August 2015-3

Now: Vacuum cleaners

That’s what a Good Day looked like to me 🙂

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My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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9 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

  1. macmsue says:

    We enjoyed visiting there too a couple of years ago. You certainly have to admire the tenacity and ingenuity of the early settlers.

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  2. RuthsArc says:

    An interesting day. Lovely photos to show the comparisons of then and now. I too admire the early settlers and the lives they led.

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  3. kazg10 says:

    Looks like another great day on holidays.. i really like the look of that old clock. Looking around here and then at your photos I realise how different things are now and I wonder if those people were here now would they think us some sort of magicians with our wi-fi- computers and mobile phones…. my how times change 🙂

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