Bowenfels Station Masters Cottage.

© John Connolly

Bowenfels Station Masters Cottage.

Tiia Vissak Student 7/4/2013 12:47:23 PM

great tones, light & framing! #1534829

Gord MacEachern 7/4/2013 12:59:31 PM

Wonderful image with a great story behind it John!! I never could understand vandalism, lots of that here also! #10756381

Ermanno Radice 7/4/2013 1:02:07 PM

Wonderful house and capture! #10756383

Bobby Ray Goodman 7/4/2013 1:54:07 PM

Hi John,Beautiful old building and a great capture my friend!!!! #10756429

Carol L. Fowler 7/4/2013 3:35:33 PM

Great old building- love the stonework #10756483

Barbara Waldoch 7/4/2013 4:58:10 PM

Beautiful little house, John! #10756535

Avril Mrs Young 7/4/2013 7:36:40 PM

sure is a lovely house...beautifully photographed John.. #10756611

Tammy M. Anderson 7/4/2013 7:46:21 PM

Beautiful house and interesting info. #10756616

Thomas E. Hinds 7/4/2013 8:52:57 PM

Nice capture,John, Great info and the lighting is terrific! #10756663

Patrick Rouzes 7/4/2013 10:23:56 PM

Certainly a building with an history, John. Super clarity, pov, & moody lighting. Hope it finds a new life. Interesting, my frind.
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Joy Rector 7/5/2013 3:59:46 AM

beautiful shot and love the history #10756851

Monnie Ryan 7/5/2013 6:41:41 AM

Well done - and an interesting story! #10756976

Martha R. Mazon 7/5/2013 8:08:21 AM

A wonderful view of this storied old building, John! The lighting and the fence help suggest a glimpse into its past and a possible future. I hope the right venture claims it as home! #10757034

Tammy Espino 7/5/2013 10:23:54 AM

Love old buildings and their history. Fantastic capture! #10757175

John Connolly 7/5/2013 12:38:31 PM

Many thanks for all your kind encouraging comments! #10757306

Nancy L. Green 7/5/2013 1:58:41 PM

LOVE the wonderful lighting and tones John, BEAUTIFULLY done dear friend!!! <>< #10757395

John Connolly 7/6/2013 1:34:42 PM

Thanks a lot Nancy! #10758431

Denny E. Barnes 7/7/2013 10:00:36 PM

Sounds like this old house has had quite a past. Hope the future is better! Beautiful capture of the light, detail, color with excellent composition, John! Very well done! #10759736

John Connolly 7/8/2013 1:33:44 PM

Thanks Denny! #10760552

Emile Abbott 7/9/2013 3:20:46 PM

Superb capture and info. Just got to hate vandals. Glad it is being protected now. #10761886

John Connolly 7/10/2013 1:29:06 PM

Thanks Emile! I reckon I could live comfortably in that house! #10762970

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Description

I found this wonderful old sandstone building on one of my early morning walks on my visit to Lithgow last week. It is The Station Master House for the Bowenfelds Railway Station, and was built alongside the station in 1869. The station was abandoned in 2004, and it didnt take long for the vandals to start breaking the windows, and they even burned down a kitchen annex attached to the building. During its chequered career the building has been a private residence, a restaurant called Cadies, the local tourist information centre and storage shed. The yard has been cleaned up, and surrounded by a vandal proof fence together with floodlighting in an attempt to preserve and keep the old building safe and intact. It is available for a new life, possibly as an art gallery, caf or tea rooms.
Captured about an hour before sunrise on a cold wet winters morning, at 1/15th of a second, f3.5 and ISO-3200.


Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/15 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 3200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Uploaded on 7/4/2013 12:38:59 PM

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Camera: Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera

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