A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old


I’m not sure if the building is over 100 years old, but the Dole Plantation on Oahu was founded in 1900, which makes the plantation over 100. If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii and haven’t been to the plantation, it’s a lot of fun. And you can get some great pineapple treats at the refreshment stand (for a small price, of course). Whenever we travel to Europe, it’s easy to find buildings and points of interest to photograph that are 100-1,500 years old or even older (Stonehenge, Colosseum, Pantheon, etc.). To us newbie Americans, that’s amazing. In a few years, we will be celebrating our 250th anniversary as a country, so anything that’s 100 years or older is very old to us.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

26 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old”

  1. I know exactly how you feel. I am German by birth but I lived in South Africa (and a couple of other countries) for a good number of years. I remember returning home after 3 years in Johannesburg – and standing in the shadow of the 1000 year old ruin overlooking my hometown I realised that I hadn’t been in a building that was older than 60 years or so (Johannesburg was founded around 1880 but there are no buildings left standing from this time, of course. I studied at the Witwatersrand University and the oldest buildings there date back to about 1920-30, that was then a mere 60 years ago). Having grown up with old building I thought the youth of Johannesburg was awesome!

  2. I wasn’t sure if I had anything over 100 years old. Then, I found these great photographs I was able to take at a museum I go to quite often. Unfortunately, I missed the ‘Do Not Take Photos’ sign and was asked to discontinue taking photos. Lucky me to have these few. Enjoy …
    Isadora 😎

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