I went walking on Shepherd's Hill

Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Shepherd's Hill is the site of an abandoned radar station from WWII, it was moved from Shepherd's Hill in 1942 I think, but I'm not sure where it ended up.

Since then, the buildings have fallen into disrepair, but at least the iron gates used to be locked with lock and chain. Thats changed. When I went up today, I found that gates had been opened and the interiors "decorated". As I said on flickr, I found decay, decrepitude and disrespect.

I'll post B&W here but the colour versions are on flickr in the set entitled Shepherds Hill. I may add more to that, later.

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Locked gate, broken into by kyte50, on Flickr

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Locked gate, broken into by kyte50, on Flickr

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Graffiti: Not good by kyte50, on Flickr

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Graffiti: BAD graffiti by kyte50, on Flickr

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More bad graffiti by kyte50, on Flickr

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External wall: Window by kyte50, on Flickr

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External wall by kyte50, on Flickr

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Isoterica

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Dec 6, 2011
123
You should. And thank you for posting images Sue. All I see when I sign on is more cameras.. I want to see more photos, like what they can do!
 

Isoterica

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Dec 6, 2011
123
Um you aren't lacking so you should be good.. for a while ;) I'm deciding if I need to keep the G12 now that I am home. Kinda just needed it for vacation. Of course then I have only film to share here..
 

TraamisVOS

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Nov 29, 2010
124
Melbourne, Australia
I wonder if archaeologists of the future will dig this up and find the grafitti fascinating and/or teach them about our culture.

Will they assume that that is how we all communicated?

Will the professors and academics of the future try to decipher these symbols on the wall?

Will they give it the same level of reverence and academic weight that we give the Egyptian hieroglyphs or the Mayan calendars?

Will they predict the end of the world in these symbols and plan a mass planetary evacuation to the (then well-established) Mars colony?
 

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