Sunday, 8 March 2015

The Hungry Mile - the green flash


After spotting the motor-bike against the sheer quarry wall, I was steadying myself, when, whoosh ... he was upon me. I lurched backwards, clattering my cane, and spinning my trolley against the chain-mail protective fence. By the time I righted myself, he was gone ...


"The Hungry Mile" is a section of the Millers' Point wharves where day-labourers in The Great Depression would queue, in the hope of being chosen to work unloading ships for the next n hours. Those not chosen, went hungry.

9 comments:

José Mendonça said...

Look at that wall. It's so beautiful!

William Kendall said...

It reminds me very much of Canadian Shield rock.

Julie said...

I suspect this is Sydney Basin sandstone.

Cloudia said...

Striking and well captured



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GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Monumental in every way! Makes the cycle look tiny!

Janis
GDP

diane b said...

Nice contrast of colour. One would think the skate board rider would be more careful around oldies especially those with a cane.

Alain said...

Très belle falaise. Cela ressemble à une ancienne carrière.

Julie said...

No,no. He presented no danger to me. I presented the danger to me! I was on the other side of the road!

Just that I was so surprised to see him, that it was lucky the two shots I managed came out at all, as I was clutching the fence very soon thereafter ...

Joan Elizabeth said...

I really like the rock walls along that road. It is a rather special drive I reckon.