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The old Mount Barker Cheese factory.... sad to see it no longer producing one of my favorite foods... and no longer employing people...

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Comments (15)

ebi lutze on November 29, 2012

Hi Lex from the group A1`-Unique Australia *. If you still had some cheese Watsonig, it would be very smelly by now :-) Like the Photo tough L Regards Ebi

InTheBush on November 29, 2012

Fantastic pic Lex!! Great subject and beautifully the colours...even the old bitumen/blue metal looks good in this photograph.

gasgasLex on November 29, 2012

Thanks fellas, I love how dramatic this photo came out.. The bad weather helped with the grey skies... :)

spider52 on November 30, 2012

Great shot Lex and very dramatic with the clouds its like it is telling the story of closure. I still think you should put some of your photos in some competions some of them are outstanding like this one and others I have seen.

gasgasLex on November 30, 2012

Thanks for that Mike, I know what you mean with regards to this photo and the closure of the building.. A friends first job was here many years ago.. As for competitions that pay $$ I missed out on the ALbany show as we were on the Holland track at the time.. I am having one of my photos published in a book on Australias Best Beaches though... :)

Kenneth Kruse on December 2, 2012

Nice picture Lex, I love the perspective and the light on this. Especially the top of the building, it seems to have a glow perhaps suggesting a happy retirement!

gasgasLex on December 3, 2012

Thanks Ken for the comments and visit.. Its kind of sad to see industry closing and the infrastructure falling into ruin, especially since I love cheese!... :)

Stuart Smith on December 3, 2012

Another future Arts & Craft institution....??


jockswa on December 3, 2012

Aside from the fact that it is a real nice shot GG, I find it incredibly sad that Albany has lost so much of its industry. It's seemed to be one thing after another over the years. OK so we could probably do without the whaling. But what about the woolen mills, the canneries etc. Trouble is we can't work for a buck an hour. I can't see a good outcome from all this..

spencer baugh on December 3, 2012

Great photo. It is sad to see places like this go out of business. I try to support smaller, local, good businesses as much as possible.

gasgasLex on December 4, 2012

Many thanks for your visits everyone, I guess when the Albany Hwy was re-alligned some years ago and this street essentially became a dead end there was no through traffic so I dont think a arts and craft shop would survive down a traffic-less road.. However the cheese stopped being produced a long time before the road re-allignment..

Stuart Smith on December 5, 2012

Progress can be so good and so bad......

gasgasLex on December 5, 2012

Yes but I dont like the progress where we sell all our stuff to China for a pittance then buy the finished product back.

InTheBush on December 5, 2012

You're the same era as me Lex so Watsonia would be a very familiar name to was part of our everyday life growing up in SW WA...did they do smallgoods too? There was a big factory on Leach Hwy...that was a while ago...maybe I am thinking of another company...

gasgasLex on December 6, 2012

Watsonia certainly is a familiar houshold name to me Caroline, We allways ate their smallgoods..

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  • Uploaded on November 29, 2012
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    by gasgasLex
    • Camera: NIKON D5100
    • Taken on 2012/11/28 13:28:58
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/159)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100