Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Shadows of the Past

Kanyaka Station, just south of Hawker, South Australia.

Only shadows on the ruins remain of the hopes of the third
son of an Irish earl. A tragic story of the past, do check out
the link.

A sunny late afternoon and shades of times gone by creep
over the landscape and remains of a once thriving homestead.

There were many, many buildings, almost a small village.

Beautiful stonework, even a stone door mat.

Memories imprisoned by the shades of time.

The people are long gone, as are the sheep and cattle, only
passing travellers or tourists wander here now.

Enlarge if you wish for a better look.

Thanks to Tracy of HEY HARRIET for hosting this meme.
Click on the Logo to join in or walk among shadows.


  1. That is quite a story Arija.. it puts to mind the former boom of our own east coast of Canada back about the same well as our own small village ..

    Love all those stones put to good functional use...

  2. Terrific post for shadow shot, Arija, and what a sad, but fascinating place. Your photos are terrific as always! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!


  3. Arija, great photos and shadows. I will have to take a moment to visit the link. Have a great weekend.

  4. Really enjoyed these Arija and there you are in those shadow images;) Have a great weekend~

  5. Beautiful stonework and I like the golden light and long shadows at the end of the day. The door mat is the best.
    The images remind me of ruins in the old west of my own country but I guess that is not too surprising. Stone is a common building material and our cultures have a common origin.

  6. The story is sad, the tale of a gentleman who found his dream and new life in OZ, never to see its finality. I can look at these pictures and hear the bleating of sheep in the distance. The stone house had to be grand when it was built - the remains showcase the fine construction. A sad tale but remains of beauty nonetheless...

  7. Looks a sad place Arija. I think these photographs are helped by your shadow on them - it gives them an air of mystery.

  8. Buongiorno Arija :9
    un augurio di buona domenica :))

  9. What great structures to behold. Super shadow shots, now I'm off to read up on the sad tale...

  10. The tragic story and shadows fit together. Never heard the story before even though we live in SA as well. Thank you for the information. Cheers.

  11. A creepy but utterly fascinating place! How I would love to wander there! Love how Nature has weathered and carved her own unique design on the buildings! And the gathering of shadows add to the mystery!

  12. Beautiful shots.

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  13. I will have a look at that link but I can tell it's a tagic tale just by looking at the ruins - as lovely as they are there is a feeling of sadness about them. Great captures!

  14. I have had the best time riding along with you on your personal tour bus, what great shots of your beautiful country, the wildlife and the landscape, truly an ancient piece of artwork...I would love going to these places too, especially where there are no can truly be one with the Earth and the spirits of those passed on, the ancient ones!

    Have a wonderful week in the rain, strange Earth changes here too in my homeland...what does Ma Nature have in store for us this season...?


  15. So sad that Hugh Proby was only 24 when he died. What an adventurer he must have been when it would perhaps have been so easy to stay put leading a well-connected life on the vast estate in Ireland.
    Your links eventually led me to the family's mightily impressive Glenart Castle in Country Wiklow.
    Was also interested to find that the Proby family was originally descended from Sir Peter Proby, Lord Mayor of London in 1622.
    You have featured that beautiful light that I love so much in the Flinders in that last photo Arija.
    Thanks for a fascinating post.

  16. Looks like a well built place. I really like the old masonry work. The shadows and light on these remains almost bring them to life.

  17. Wow! Your photos are super, and thanks for the link. I'll go read about this place now, as I'm intrigued by what you've shared here!

    PS - Your kangaroo photos in a couple of posts back are delightful!

    Have a wonderful week :)

  18. What beautiful shadow shots yo have captures ! .. I smiled over the stone door mat : )
    Stone work endures so much and seems to become more beautiful for it.
    The lighting was perfect .. these shots were spot on !
    Joy : )
    PS .. the touch of history was wonderful too !

  19. Wonderful shadows! I followed your link and read the history. What a hard and precarious life people lived then.

  20. Marvellous photos. Fascinating post. Thanks for this.

    All the best, Boonie

  21. old stone house
    gnawed like a dog bone

  22. Lovely old ruins, very nice shots. My favorite is the last one--the light is wonderful.

  23. Wonderful, wonderful shadow shots. I love the stone door mat!
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  24. what an amazing place to visit, so haunting, the shadows are wonderful too

  25. Absolutely exquisite, although a tragic ending for Proby.

  26. Neat old ruins. I love being alone in places like that. Lovely landscape too...and of course lots of cool shadows!

  27. Love the shadows - but especially love the stone and story of this place!
    Love how your shadow is so stark against the stone!

  28. I love that stone mat. These are beautiful photos of a serene place.

  29. Ahh, poor Proby swept away...and only 24...what a story. These are splendid shadows mingling with all that stone and red earth. And such a doormat!

  30. Oh my! Fantastic! Perfect shadows and incredible landscape...

  31. I love exploring old ruins. Fantastic shots :-)


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