The first of November has arrived and so my challenge of trying to post at least one photo a day also begins. It is going to be an interesting challenge. I like to post lots of photos so I will have to be careful or I won’t have enough for the whole month.
So the first photo, it is going to be from one of my favourite subjects, the Mallee. I have just been up there, again, to see my mum, though it was a very quick visit. I didn’t have a lot of time to take any photos, it was a very quick trip, though I did go out on Sunday night.
I decided on this trip I would try and photograph some things that I hadn’t photographed before. Well, some I hadn’t photographed for a long time. I did take some photos of the shearing shed, but from the back, and tried to do some photos at different angles.
I thought for the first photos in this challenge, that I might put some up of the entrance sign of the old drive-in movie theatre at Birchip. I have been driving past this sign for many years, every time I go to visit my mum. We actually lived in Birchip for a couple of years when I was child and we did go to the Drive-In, I remember seeing Dumbo there and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. At least I think I did, you never know, my memory could be playing tricks.
The Drive-In closed many years ago, at least, it has been closed for as many years as my mother has lived up in that area, and she has been there for around 18 years.
I like how the drive-in is no longer used, but everything seems to still be there for it. The structure for the screen, though the white boards have all fallen off. The building for the projectors and snack bar are still there. The gates with the signs saying what it is are there, and the board over the gate that would have once said the movie that was showing and but now says “Closed” and has for many years. There is no denying what it is.
I am not always going to show this many photos, but as this is all on the same topic, I thought it best to show it all at once.
Someone suggested that I should ask you to vote for your favourite photos and at the end of the month we can look at which photos you liked best.