Thursday, October 31, 2013

I so could live in a bath house

While in Melbourne, one sight I was keen on photographing was the bath houses in the nearby southern suburb of Brighton.  Apparently Brighton is the home of some of the wealthiest folks of Melbourne but I really didn't notice the grand houses.  My eyes were set on these colorful bath houses which seemed to go on forever along the beach.  There are about 82 colorful Victorian wood framed buildings, all uniform in design.  I believe their original purpose was to provide sea bathing for the wealthy back in the mid-1800's.  Of course, these are no longer the original ones, but the tradition remains.

It was a great day to photograph them.  
The clouds provided some drama and the beach was pretty empty.
(And of course, Snapseed helps create more drama. Love that app!)


They seemed to continue forever!


And I took dozens ...


and dozens ...


of photographs 
before noticing that 
The Professor was waiting patiently.
Whoops.  
He's a good sport that way. 
~smile~


We wandered our way back up through St. Kilda 
and checked out the historic Luna Park.



By this time, The Professor needed food, 
so while I waited for him, I captured this jogger.
It had no significance other than I need to exercise!  
I simply liked the composition.


And speaking of jogging, with a little food in his belly, 
The Professor was quite willing to be my model 
and jog down the St. Kilda pier for this shot.

He's such a good sport!


Later, my friends,


23 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Lovely pictures, the bathhouses are so colourful.

Terri Buster said...

What a colorful sight- I don't think I have ever seen anything like that before. I like the striped ones!

She Who Carries Camera said...

Beautiful! What are the bathhouses used for? (Or is that a silly question?)

Kerri Farley said...

these are awesome....and I LOVE snapseed too!!
I am really enjoying seeing all of the sights!
Thanks for taking us along :)

Brian Miller said...

they are such bright colors....imagine waking to that every day...how could you have a bad one....i like the face on the building too...smiles.

Arija said...

Lovely captures Reena that bring back a lot of memories of Uni. commencement balls at The Palais, of a time when Brighton beach was just that , without all those silly huts and in general, the St.Kilda of the 1950's, almost the only place in Melbourne where one could get bread that tasted like bread and European immigrants had a cake shop or two and small poky eateries that served mainly Jewish food.
I must be getting old, nostalgia seems to have taken root.

Sylvia K said...

How colorful and perfect for the beach!! I love them!! Terrific captures for the day as always, Reena! And, yes, thank you for taking us along for the fun through your pics!! The next best thing to being there!! Have a great weekend!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It is like who can out-do who with color schemes on the bath houses. Wonderful. Great shot the last photo. "No pictures please!"

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! He does look like a good sport Reena, just as well hey :) Absolutely love these shots, colours and composition are fabulous.

Daniel LaFrance said...

From the titillating beach bath houses to the grand theatre... the boardwalk jogger is quite a nice shot. :-)

Chris Rohrer said...

Lovely colors Reena:) Nicely captured! Looks like my kind of weather:)

Daryl said...

cant remember who posted bath houses a while back but i fell in love with them too ... love seeing the Prof checking his iPhone ;0

Liza said...

Love those bathhouses!

Lisa Gordon said...

I absolutely LOVE those bathhouses!!!

eileeninmd said...

The colorful bathhouses are cool! Great series, Reena! Have a happy weekend!

Barb said...

What vivid seascapes! I, too, am hooked on Snapseed. Glad you're having a good trip.

beth said...

we are blessed to have patient hubbies....blessed i tell ya !!!

and those bath houses....swoon !!!

Betty Manousos said...

me, too!!

fantastic colourful captures, reena!!

big hugs~

Linda R said...

So many wonderful photos. Those bath houses looked so cool, I would love to see those in person.

Hugs~

Hilary said...

Oh they're so colourful. How could you not spend hours with your camera to your eye?

Barbara Shallue said...

Amazing colors!!!

bailey-road.com said...

Love the photos of these colorful little structures.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! I absolutely love these photos!
The way the beach and the varied colors of the bath houses arc off to their vanishing point is amazing.
Seriously!