The washing basin, quiet, subdued, tucked quite away and rarely viewed, sparkling white, the china gleams, of busy days, she often dreams...when dusty fingers, dry with travel, chose to rid their skin of gravel. Cool the faucet dripped and gushed, washing out the grime and dust and splashing dark upon some skirt or jellied blobs of moistened dirt... But just for now, she stands erect, so quietly, should you inspect and marvel at her gown of green, her copper oxy coated sheen,

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Comments (15)

trikermike on November 28, 2008

I don't want to, but I'm gonna say it! Sue.......

Did you think I had 'WAshed my hands' of Panoramio and all my friends?

I came 'back' yesterday, after another week in dock, with a treatment plan to be executed at my home, it's gonna take a while -coupla months- before I am 'done'

My apologies for not keeping in touch with anyone, I don't think I shall be so active in the future on here, got a bit of life shuffling to do, I reckon.

Very best wishes to you, and to all our Panoramigos, aaal ower the World!


trikermike on November 28, 2008


This is a great study of an all too often forgotten forgotten piece of art, THE WASH-BASIN

Your capture is showing the age of the piece, with its encrusted syphonic fawcet and the deliciously aged verdi-gris on the metalwork. I love the whole portrait, but am particularly especially fond of the stark white porcelain. This needs to be made a Museum piece for Gympie Museum, before it disappears forever.

A great photo, a touching subject, with beautiful presentation, Very Well Done, Sue


Steve Paxton on November 29, 2008

they dont make them like they use to.

Tony Reid on November 29, 2008

Captured forever by Sue Allen. Well done.

btw, hang in there Mike! Keep posting when you can.

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

not1word on December 2, 2008

You've been very busy with your camera, Sue. This is quite the artistic shot.

Jean Gregory Evans on December 10, 2008

Hi Mike! Hi Sue! Hello, Steve, Tony and not1word!

Great photo and I'm sure there is a poem coming along soon.


not1word on December 10, 2008

Howdy, Jean. Yes, Ode to a Washbasin will be a humdinger!

Sue Allen on December 10, 2008

Hi, Mike, Steve, Tony, not1word, and Jean, I do thank you all for your lovely comments, and yes, I had to do a poem, so it's the title. I hope you like it, and my best wishes to you all and I'm so sorry for being so quiet on here, busy busy and all sorts of things, but back on with a bit more time now.


Tony Reid on December 10, 2008

I was wondering where you were, Sue.

Cheers, Tony

Sue Allen on December 10, 2008

Blimey, Tony, you don't hang about, do you?! I just sat down here for a few minutes, before the kids were home from school, then I had the idea to do a poem about this photo, and before I knew it, 40 minutes had passed, and the kids were pouring in the front door. Where does the time go!?

Catch you soon again, Tony, my very best wishes to you,


trikermike on December 11, 2008

You're back?

But Christmas hasn't come here yet!-did you get it early in OZ ??

Remember Sue , take it easy, just relax, you are young , you have time to smell the roses!

Very Best Wishes,

Mike from GEORDIELAND! Whaye-Aye Man!!

Sue Allen on December 11, 2008

Well, yes, Mike, I'm back for a short while, but not too long, as I'm surrounded by a certain amount of chaos here, and since I've actually started to fall asleep on occasion, I don't have as much time to get it all ship shape, hence the far shorter sessions on here. Darn it, it's an ill wind that blows no one any good though, and boy, it's such a lovely feeling to actually drift off to sleep. I'd quite forgotten what it was like!

Hooray for dozing off, that's what I say!

Very best wishes to you again, Mike,


trikermike on December 11, 2008

Just you enjoy your family Christmas, like I advised Sue We don't want you getting 'crook' again!

Short messages, interspersed with long breaks is the aim, can you manage that? it should give you some quiet time with your chaos to play with!!

Very best wishes my friend,


not1word on December 11, 2008

I do like the poem, Sue. Very good description.

Sue Allen on December 11, 2008

Hello, Mike and not1word! I've just got back from a hot and dusty day in town, and could have done with this little wash basin on a few occasions. I was determined to get my Christmas shopping done today, so it was out of the way before the kids start their holidays. Nearly did it, but just too hot to carry on, so I came home and just having a bit of therapy in front of the computer before heading out again to deliver one of the kids to a sleep over, and what do I find? Two lovely comments, which made my 'therapy' even more effective. Thanks so much, guys,your messages are always very much appreciated!

Very best wishes to you both, and now I'm off again out into the fray...

Sue :)

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    by Sue Allen
    • Camera: Traveler DC-X5
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