A Big Red on the tracks has ruined the Silverton Tramway

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M. Italy on June 26, 2009

Interesting work Ian, and adding your interesting gallery to my Faves.

I'm willing to follow your next artworks !

Best wishes, FM.

Ian Stehbens on June 26, 2009

Thank you Firenze, for I have been having fun with a diversity of photographic subjects and genres. I hope you enjoy my gallery whenever you come exploring. I have added your gallery into my favourites also, and though my Internet access is quite limited at the moment, as I can I will converse with you about your photography too.

I look forward to that.

Ian (currently in Tonga)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 10, 2009

Well thanks for the interesting; nay!...fascinating link Ian..I am totally amazed at the stuff that goes on just below the surface so to speak..

My mind , although not as creative as your own, I could never aspire to writing such meaningful poetry!! You have a way with words Ian and a powerful writing ability far beyond my limited skills!!

It had not occurred to me the significance of those distant historical events between these two diverse countries and I find the links and symbolic references both evocative and thought provoking!! A bunch of determined Diggers, versus warriors of the old Ottoman Empire, a clash of the highest magnitude, if ever!!

Little wonder the memories of that dreadful conflict live on, yet like the symbolic scattering of poppy leaves, and here, the red of the humble pomegranate.. a catalyst for peace and hope!!

Now I understand why this segmented, succulent fruit is much more than a pleasurable feast!! I understand the fragility of the human mind, the depth of concern should events turn to war again, and the ease in which truth is lost in the politics of failed, feeble men!!

You know better than most how fragile and finely balanced is the see-saw of world power!! Sometimes, the problems can be seen and solved in the light of such symbolism!!

Kind regards and thanks for leading me along this somewhat convoluted yet deeply moving path!!


Ian Stehbens on October 13, 2009

Dear Jim,

Your understanding is very much appreciated, and I am sure that I can say this on GGR's behalf as well. Way back, I remember your willingness to value the friendships and conversations that a vehicle such as Panoramio allows. This is but one instance of it and your understanding is like the glint of gold in a pan of sand.

Thank you for sharing a journey,


gezginruh on October 13, 2009

Thank you dear Ian for your explanation about the matter...

Thank you for your friendship...

As i said before the multi-faceted ties that has been established between the two so far away ends of the world is really nice and proud.

I'm sure pomegranates will continue to be rounded around the world. Füsun.

Ian Stehbens on October 14, 2009

May I reciprocate dear Füsun , for our conversations, poetry and photography and your art have enriched our friendship. Your gift and your work sit prominently on my desk. And I will continue to work for reconciliation between nations.

Sincerely and appreciatively,


Adam Vedral on April 17, 2011

Really nice LIKE 2

Ian Stehbens on April 19, 2011

Thanks Ye men. The original idea for my art came from the artwork of Füsun K who has included pomegranates in her paintings. This "Big Red" one seemed to belong in the Australian interior.


Geerten on April 28, 2012

didn't see this one before. found it in GE.... 'wonder'full !

Ian Stehbens on May 25, 2012

Hi Geerten,

Having travelled so extensively through the inland, you will know why the rails are buckled - extreme heat ....or alternatively mad pomegranates that drop out of the sky scrambling everything!!!


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