Isn’t it ironic that the only thing left standing after a house fire is the chimney. As a cold hard solitary reminder: that’s where the fire should have been.

I’m not so sure that a single house fire was what claimed this home (perhaps a series of smaller “camp” fires?) but only the stone fireplace and chimney remain as a solitary reminder of where someone (probably a whole family) once lived.

This remnant is one of several ruins, or part(s) of ruins, that are all that remains of the former town of Farina on the historic Old Ghan (Railway) Line which used to link Adelaide and Alice Springs.

SA, Australia.

Canon EOS450D

507 viewings to 28 Feb 2014.

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Tim is from Australia and has a keen interest in the spectacular Created world. This interest in “the Great Outdoors” combines with an interest in photography as he seeks to record the majesty, beauty and/or uniqueness of places visited in a way that will also be memorable to his audience.

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  • J J  Everson
    J J Eversonalmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic image. Like it!

  • Thanks J J!

    – Tim Coleman

  • fauselr
    fauselralmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks Ray.

    – Tim Coleman

  • McGaffus
    McGaffusalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much John.

    – Tim Coleman

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    Great lighting!

  • Thank you kindly Vivian.

    – Tim Coleman

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 2 years ago

    My kind of shot Tim – beautifully produced. Such stories these old remains could tell.

  • Thank you kindly Rosalie – Yes, I can’t help but wonder how things would have been when these places were lived in.

    – Tim Coleman

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB7 months ago

    March 1, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • teresa731
    teresa7315 months ago

    Beautiful color!!

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clark5 months ago

    Great shot!!!!!!!

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