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After the town of Bylong we leave the valley and go through the mountains.


  1. What a quaint church. Shame that it is not in use or is it?

  2. Love the yellow light bulbs! How cool!

  3. Diane, I am not sure if tbe church is still used. Many are, even if only for a monthly service.

  4. The little graveyard caught my eye. For me there's always a little bit of fascination there.

  5. The big tree has a very interesting 'V' shape as seen from this angle.

  6. Love churches with grave-yards attached. That 'hall' is not remote enough for the spinsters' and bachelors' balls so beloved of country folk.


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