Old Green Bottles on the wall - Mitchells Gully - New Zealand by AndreaEL

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This photo was taken at Mitchells Gully Gold Mine in Charleston Zealand. These bottles are at the entrance which is very rustic and has basically been left as if was.
Basically there are three types of bottles. This does not refer to the shape of the bottle, but to the way the bottle was made. Madeira bottles tend to come in many shapes and sizes. The modern bottles are often not as heavy anymore as they were like until the 1960ies, and in my opinion the color of the glass also has gone to the brighter side. There are two main shapes of bottles: Burgundy-shaped bottles and Bordeaux-type bottles, the latter often with a little bulge in the bottle neck. There are also many other shapes or variations of the two main shapes, especially when it comes to hand blown bottles. Before 1900 the bottles were sometimes stronger in thickness. The color is often a dark green, but there is almost any color possible, you can even find a few clear glass bottles.
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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 4 years ago

    What a great photo. I love the old bottles and all the webs on them. Stunning work. Brenda

  • Thank you Brenda, they have so much character.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 4 years ago

    lucky find for a great pic Andrea

  • Thank you Lynn, your comments are appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraabout 4 years ago

    I love these old bottles, well done.

  • Thank you!

    – AndreaEL

  • adrisimari
    adrisimariabout 4 years ago

    Great capture! Well done!

  • Thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 4 years ago

    Beautifully done

  • Thank you so much Kathy, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 4 years ago

    Great find and geat photo, off to Auckland for four days to pick up new camera.

  • Thank you Roy. Have a great trip, I can’t wait to see your new shots with you brand new toy.

    – AndreaEL

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesabout 4 years ago

    This is great Andrea! The lighting is perfect!

  • Thank you so much, I appreciate your kind words.

    – AndreaEL

  • hootonles
    hootonlesabout 4 years ago

    Love it !

  • Thanks so much, glad you like it.

    – AndreaEL

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 4 years ago

    Well discovered Andrea, great subject.

  • Thank you Colin!

    – AndreaEL

    WOBBLYMOLabout 4 years ago

    superb shot Andrea

  • Thank you very much.

    – AndreaEL

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