Thursday, 1 June 2006

Back sheds

There's a great tradition of backyard sheds in suburban Australia, and Sydney is no exception. In days gone by one may have been a "chook shed" (a chook is a chicken), but they're pretty much extinct now, what with smaller backyards and council health regulations. Some people kept racing pigeons. But the most commmon shed would be for tools and gardenning things.

I fancy the shed on the left may have been a chook shed - I put my eye up to a gap in the fence palings and saw it had an open front, and chicken wire on the sides. It's now a greenhouse / fernery.

I also loved the contrasting textures of the wooden fence palings, the chicken wire and corrugated iron. The only thing missing is a choko vine.

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