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Buildings and Banksia

It seems to be an all too regular pattern of late than I only managed to get out of my office for 15 minutes or so at lunchtime to find material for the day’s photoblog entry. So, a quick tour around the western side of the UNE campus was called for.

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Building 1
The rear of a white painted-brick building. The building comprises multiple parts, perhaps refelcting that the whole building was built in stages. The photograph is framed by a tree on the left and top, and garden bed along the bottom.

Building 2
The western end of a weathered weather-board building. The building has a corrugated iron roof (great when it rains), and paint is flaking off boards.

Building 3
An unusually shaped building. Dare I say that it was probably designed by an architect. It we try and guess the function of this building we might be might be misled by the leftmost concrete tower whick looks like a grain silo, or elevator. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever been in that part of the building to I can’t help out here.

Grevillea flower
A long bright red, not completely unfurled grevillea flower amidst a mass of green fir-tree-like needles. This shrub will be a mass of red before too long.

Banksia
A banksia, a cousing of the grevillea above, displays a pale, almost-bleach flower. The flower resembles the hust of a newly eaten corn cob.

Building 4
The final building attracted my attention because I’m attracted to lines and texture. The external staircase with its horizontal and diagonal lines butted up against the painted white bricks. And on the right, small windows break the otherwise solid brick mass.

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