08 March, 2010

100 Years of Dust

Sydney Town Hall was opened to the public after renovations last weekend.  The waratah in the photograph is part of the brass staircase.  It was easy to miss as the staircase is dominated by a stunning stained glass window (definitely not a macro photo). 

The light inside the Town Hall was tricky and it was only when I viewed this photo at home that I realised that the Council had not been wasting the taxpayer's money on cleaning.  I can't blame them.  I wouldn't dust it either.

The Waratah is a flower native to the Sydney region and the floral emblem of New South Wales.

Enjoy some more macro photography at Macro Monday


  1. Great photo - even with the dust!

  2. Hahaha! They probably didn't even notice! LOL!

    Actually, I think that dust can enhance the appearance of some very old objects. It kind of lifts the texture of this one, doesn't it?

    And I don't know about the light not being good, you managed a great shot!

  3. I think I might have 100 years worth of dust in my house. I really hate dusting. Great photo, dust and all.

  4. One great thing about getting older is your eyesight is not quite what it used to be. The upside to that problem is you don't notice the dust near as much as you used to!

    Loved your post.

  5. A brass pine cone? That is so pretty!

    The petal

  6. maybe they already wasted all the taxpayers money and had none left to have it dusted. isn't that what usually happens lol. great brass piece.

  7. wonderful macro as well as wonderful art.