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Water’s Edge at Johnson Street Bridge

Photographing historic buildings is high on my list of important projects. In many of the spontaneous shoots the photos end up in my collection without me having provided the essential info that such photographs need. Here is one such example. I do not know anything about these buildings except I expect that their days are numbered.

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The photographs were taken from the back of these buildings as they face the water of The Gorge. My trusty telephone did the recording of this small spot on the ever changing water’s edge here, and I hope you find these ancient structures as intriguing as I do.


About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

12 responses to “Water’s Edge at Johnson Street Bridge

  1. I do love old buildings and the history they hold.

  2. Madhu

    I do too. And feel sad about their impending demolition. Beautiful shots.

    • Thank you Madhu. I wonder whether there was an architect involved with these buildings and whether that person specified the materials to be used. Tong in cheek I call these buildings an eclectic rock collection.

  3. Terrific shots, Joseph! Are these part of the Northern Junk buildings? Regardless, these images are just wonderful, full of terrific details and textures Joseph. You’ve done a marvelous job with documenting them.

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  5. ehpem

    I think they are the Northern Junk buildings, which Toad has so wonderfully documented. I believe they are some of the oldest in Victoria, and designated heritage sites – I hope they fall down from neglect and then demolished as unrecoverable. These are great shots that work very well in black and white.

    • I am familiar with the term “Northern Junk buildings” but never knew what that pertained to. I reckon you are right, these are them. Tentatively they are on my agenda for some Victoria based photography this weekend. I am checking on the Toad photographs before that. These photographs were taken with the telephone, I have always meant to give the buildings proper photographic attention.

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