Shack #1 by Tracy Edgar
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“Your roof is bewhiskered, your floor is a-slant, Your walls seem to sag and to swing; I’m trying to find just your faults, but I can’t — You poor, tired, heart-broken old thing! I’ve seen when you’ve been the best friend that I had, Your light like a gem on the snow; You’re sort of a part of me — Gee! but I’m sad; I hate, little cabin, to go.”

excerpt from ‘Good-Bye, Little Cabin’, Robert William Service (1874 – 1958)

A classic Australian scene, depicting a deserted and decaying old wood and tinned roof shack, with the harsh but beautiful Australian bush as a backdrop. The first image in this series.

This wonderful old shack is just outside of Melbourne, in the Kangaroo Grounds/Christmas Hills area. I’ve put directions on my Flickr stream if anyone is interested in checking the place out. You can find them here.

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Copyright © 1989 – 2009 Tracy Edgar Fine Art Fotografie – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any unauthorised use of these images is strictly prohibited.

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Comments

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleover 5 years ago


    Awesome work…stunning :))

  • Di, thank you once again for the lovely comments, they are appreciated :o)

    – Tracy Edgar

  • Richard Murch
    Richard Murchover 5 years ago

    .. It has a oil painting quality to it …. ver nice indeed….

  • thanks richard, this has to be one of my very favourite textures. i never seem to fail to find uses for it :)

    – Tracy Edgar

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloover 5 years ago

    This is a magnificent series Tracy!

  • angie, thanks again!

    – Tracy Edgar

  • adgray
    adgrayover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous image and the verse is so apt!
    Together they create a great ekphrasis
    ☼ Bravo! ☼

  • adgray, thank you again. the group looks very interesting. i’ll pop back when i have more time and have a closer look. i hadn’t heard the expression before, but i certainly have used it a lot. :)

    – Tracy Edgar

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    great work,

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 5 years ago

  • EdsMum
    EdsMum9 months ago

    Congratulations – 17th July 2014 – Shirley & Jean

    Comments Welcome HERE

  • EdsMum
    EdsMum9 months ago

    Congratulations – 17th July 2014 – Shirley & Jean

    Comments Welcome HERE

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