Saturday, January 28, 2012

Victorian Bathing boxes

More from the archives of my little holiday in December...
Another favourite aspect of the Morninton Peninsula area (where I grew up) is the bathing boxes. See those small colourful buildings beyond the boat masts?

Note also the sky in the photo above. I think the cloud formation is rather stunning... and the orangy pink sky in the distance.
This was the same night as my Mt Martha sunset shots

Here is a closer look at these lovely little pieces of (expensive) real estate. These colourful buildings are privately owned and were built for the purpose of changing into swimwear and storing beach items.

Some are painted in relatively subdued colours and others very bright .

Some even have little fences...

Some have doors basically opening onto the sand and others include balconies and more storage underneath.
All individual, but together create almost a work of art on the beach when viewed as a whole.

Happy Friday & have a wonderful weekend!!

Linking with:

Skywatch Friday

Friday's Fences with Jan & Jer  and
           

29 comments:

stephanie slater clark said...

bathing boxes = really cool! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments!

TexWisGirl said...

how very interesting - and quaint!

Lesley said...

They are funny looking boxes! Each one is just slightly different from its neighbour - and yet they all have the same style of door.

HansHB said...

A great photo, - lovely colours!
Happy Friday to you!

Liza said...

The sky shot is fantastic. Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

MANA GROUP said...

happy sky watching

Rose said...

They are so colorful and adorable...

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

Karin M. said...

... beautiful holiday memories, the colorful little houses looks funny.
Greeting Karin

fudelchen said...

Whowwhh, was für hübsche Häuschen, ein schner Farbtupfer.

GLG Marianne ♥

Carletta said...

I definitely think they are pieces of art - so charming!
I'm wondering just how expensive these little boxes are. :)

Filip Demuinck said...

Love the beach cabin colours. It has something special.

Greetings,
Filip

Smalltown RN said...

That sky is amazing and those beach huts are awesome..I so love all the colours..it does make for a very nice picture.

Happy Belated Australia day!

Bernie H said...

Aren't they wonderful? A work of art indeed! Such a colourful addition to the beachscape. Nice shots!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful post. Love the little boxes, and you're first photo... You can see the rain!

momphotographer said...

what an amazing shot - the first one! the sky is just breathtaking!
btw, thank you for visiting my blog! you surely can use my quote! I'm really happy you like it!

momphotographer said...

what an amazing shot - the first one! the sky is just breathtaking!
btw, thank you for visiting my blog! you surely can use my quote! I'm really happy you like it!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

These are so interesting looking and very colorful. Great shots.

momgen said...

Just beautiful...Visiting from skywatch...

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Bec said...

These are all fantastic shots mum; you have captured the scenery perfectly. When I look at the photos I can actually feel the atmosphere; as if I jump into the photo and am present in Melbourne. You have a gift to take the viewer on a journey just by looking at the photo. So, it only fits to say that a picture paints a thousand words - in this case, a photograph

Michael S-B said...

Beautiful!!!

Margaret said...

...as cute as can be!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gorgeous Liz. I've not seen any bathing boxes in Australia. They are quite amazing. Love the sky in these photos too.

Nadege, said...

They are just amazing little bathing boxes, love the colors and your shots.

My Captivating Images said...

Those are awesome! What a cool concept to! Obviously I don't live near a beach.

Beth said...

wow, some where to visit one day soon. lovely & quaint. thank you for sharing with friday fences. (:

Genie said...

Oh, what cool things you can do when you have lots of money. These bathing houses are so bright and festive looking. I bet everyone has a grand old time when it really is swimming season. Liked all of your photos. They really did help giving someone who knew nothing of bathing houses a better understanding. genie

Carola said...

Wonderful beach huts, I love these colorful shots.

Faye said...

This post was so original--don't know that we have beach houselets in that number in the U.S. Great idea if you can afford it, making coming to the beach less hassle. And you're right, taken together they're an artform. I'm off to admire your other sky shots now.

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