Standing on the moon
With nothing left to do
A lovely view of heaven
But I’d rather be with you
~ The Grateful Dead
Beautiful moon tonight. I took this handheld and it came out quite well overall.
I love looking at the moon. Hopefully the weather will let us get a good look at the blood moon on Saturday morning.
Photo © CJ Levinson 2018
This is one of my favourite buildings in Newcastle, the Newcastle Customs House. It’s a beautiful masonry building designed by James Barnet, who as the New South Wales Colonial Architect also designed many of NSW’s most distinctive buildings, like the General Post Office in Sydney’s CBD.
I particularly love the tower; it’s 32 metres high and the clock, lantern and time ball are still intact, one of only three such examples in Australia. It must have been quite a sight in its heyday.
The building is heritage listed and known as the Customs House Hotel now and run as a popular restaurant and bar. You can still really feel the history though and they’ve done a great job of preserving the old while welcoming the new too.
I’ve tried taking photos of the building before but I’ve never been very happy with the results. It’s quite a tricky building to photograph, particularly at night. I’m happy with this one though. It feels bold and dramatic, which I think it needed to be to do the building justice.
I also like it in black and white. It feels a little more timeless and I think that suits the building too, in a different way.
Photos © CJ Levinson 2018
Sometimes I wish
I had wings
Like a pelican
And could fly away
I took this the other day at Eleebana. The dying light gave the scene a beautiful pink-orange hue and I managed to get this shot just as the pelican came into frame. It was a nice way to end the day.
Photo and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2018