Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Old Stick Shed.

In the heart of the wheat lands in Western Victoria
there is a giant stick shed.

260 metres long, 60 metres wide and 19 m high.
The roof is designed to be the same angle at which wheat lies.
It could hold 100,000 tons of wheat.

It's very old, built in the early 1940's to store grain in massive quantities during the second world war when exporting was impossible.

 Now it is encased in wire to prevent the roof sheets blowing off.

Like a big wire sarcophagus.

Surrounded by a ring of cracked mud, even though it is winter.


Is via a long tunnel filled with dust motes.

Leading into this expanse.

Towering poles.

Reaching high.

How amazing is that!

All photos taken by me.

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  1. Fantastic photos Deb. And I do believe that's the first time I've read the word sarcophagus on a blog! Love it :)

  2. Wow, that's incredible. What a building!

  3. Great Shots Mrs M. I've never been in it!
    Don't need to now. And they might be "mite's"
    Motes may be the juvenile stage, not sure, have to check with a bug man.

  4. We had grain storage on the Canadian prairies where I grew up but nothing like this. Wonderful building and wonderful photos. J

  5. Oh wow! What an amazing building. Thanks for sharing your lovely pics!

  6. This is truly one of the coolest things I have ever seen!!

  7. that's is one amazing building. like you, that building would have definitely interested me and my husband i would drive by and i would annoy him until he turned the car around because i believe it needed further inspection...

    i am actually going to post in the future on something like that building- sort of.. today was a beautiful fall day in sydney and i realized how many of the buildings and daily sights i saw on the walk to work that inspired me. i plan to post pictures soon

  8. Wow, great pics and a lovely post. Thanks so much for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.

  9. Wow, what an incredible building. Can you imagine being there all on your own? In the dark? I think I'd feel a bit scared. :-(

    But what an incredible piece of history!


  10. Oh wow it is massive! I love your shots of it... Especially against the sky and the one with the old handle. X

  11. I never knew such a place existed. Amazing and I love your shots too. Youve captured everything so well but I still want to go, x

  12. Superb image - the interior of the shed with its forest of sticks! Just discovered your blog surfing during a sleepless night.

  13. What a fab building Deb - hope no idiot puts a bulldozer through it in the foreeable future.
    Millie x

  14. What an amazing piece of Australian history. And so massive. I hope they find a suitable reuse for the building so that it can stay put. xx

  15. Simply incredible and so glad you shared these images. I grew up in outback NSW but never saw a shed quite like this one :)


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