Taken in Port Adelaide, South Australia.

On Lipson Street, within a historic warehouse, is the South Australian Maritime Museum. The Museum is housed in the former Elders Bond & Free Stores; a joined pair of Victorian warehouses. These bluestone buildings were built mostly between 1854–1863. They were used as a warehouse until the 1970s when they began housing the Port Auction Mart. The site was purchased in 1980 by the State Government, during a program to redevelop the suburb. It was listed in July 1980 as a State Heritage Place. The buildings were restored, and converted to their current use, as part of the 1986 Jubilee 150 celebration.
Within the museum is a reconstructed ketch and displays showing the accommodation for ship travelling migrants. The Museum houses the Port Adelaide Nautical Museum Collection. At the Port Adelaide Institute a diverse curio collection was formed into a museum from 1872. It was changed to specialize in maritime objects in 1933. The collection is displayed in its original Victorian cabinets.

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Superby Visual, July 2012

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Wendi is a fine art photographer currently living on the west coast of Canada. Her work has been published internationally in Australia, Canada and the United States.

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  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 3 years ago

    A total fave, wow, love the editing, textures, colors, awesome work, Wendi !

  • Thanks Elfriede! Really pleased you like this one!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you my dear Anna! :)

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • jockey
    jockeyalmost 3 years ago

    Not bad for an ‘’old lady’’ keep it up :P xox

  • Yeah, ‘she’ looks pretty amazing here! Thanks Bill! xo

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Andrew Woodman
    Andrew Woodmanalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent…it nearly looks like a painting.

  • Really pleased you think so Andrew….. thanks for stopping by!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 3 years ago

    Loved exploring this place when we were there!!! I loved the lifesized replica of the ship inside!!!

  • It was closed when I was there….but love those buildings. Such a cool area to browse thru. Thanks Carol.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice edit, Wendy. :-)

  • Delighted you think so Peter…thank you for stopping by!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Dr. Harmeet Singh
    Dr. Harmeet Singhalmost 3 years ago

    Great work..

  • Thanks my friend! :)

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • garts
    gartsalmost 3 years ago

    Great old building Wendi.

  • Thanks Adrian….love these stone ones! :)

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 3 years ago

    What a wonderful old building!

  • Thanks Mel…. love the old stonework in OZ! Reminds me of the UK.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkialmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful stone work and nice HDR (?)

  • Thanks Hans….yes, it is HDR! :)

    – Wendi Donaldson

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