A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Aging



Today's City Daily Photo blog theme is Aging, follow this link to see many more interpretations of the theme.

On the Sunshine Coast, there's a certain irony in that it's a place where people of post-work age tend to flock to live out their days, but as the region matures and more services are needed, more families arrive which means the average age is slowly coming down.   But at the same time everything is new this is not a town in which pioneers pulled bullock drays down dusty streets.

"Old" in building terms could be as few years as ten, or perhaps in the case of this rare near ruin - thirty.  Without maintenance the salt in the air soon takes it's toll.  But it's a beach front "mansion" so I suppose at some point it will be rebuilt bigger and better than ever.

Dicky Beach


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15 comments

RedPat said...

Thirty but still ageing!

William Kendall said...

It does look like it's seen a lot of years. Salt water air, I can see it having a detrimental effect.

Jack said...

That is old? Kind of like Naples. The city is about 150 years old but has only really grown in the past three decades.

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

beautiful shot :)

Julie said...

A bit like a blowsy woman, past her prime but still confoosing sow's ears and silk purses ..

Denton Harryman said...

goodness I hope out beach house last longer than 30 years ... actually we have not purchased one yet but hope to .. now you have me concerned

Jane Hards Photography said...

Everything and ourselves are constantly ageing and building like people, some crumble faster than others. The older building my way, will out last all those new builds.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Everything and ourselves are constantly ageing and building like people, some crumble faster than others. The older building my way, will out last all those new builds.

Jim said...

Great theme day post for Ageing.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh yeh that salty air will do it for sure, there's a lot of maintenance required when you love to live by the seaside :) So worth it though! Good choice for today Peter.

EG CameraGirl said...

How sad that it's deteriorating so soon!

Lois said...

It is too bad that it is not being kept up. I grew up near the ocean, so I know the toll salt air can take. Good post for the theme.

LOLfromPasa said...

What you describe is such a contrast to where I live in England.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I reckon buildings have to get past 60 to have a chance at a longer life ... not many in your patch get that chance.

Lucky the same doesn't apply to people :-)

carolann said...

Nice shot.

I missed out today. I had my picture in my blog up and I went over to Daily Photo to enter it . It was closed.

oh well I will keep it up.

Have a nice day.

Carolann Canada

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