Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
We camped the night at Seymour. I wasn't really thinking Royal Hotels on this trip as there are not a real lot in Victoria. Then as we were turning out of town the next morning I spotted this one!
My Royal collection is sadly not at all up to date. I have not even added the ones I picked up in Queensland 18 months ago. I must get back to it.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Today is Australia Day so let's celebrate with some of our historic railway silliness.
Here is the very impressive Albury Railway Station. It gets even more impressive at the platform which is really really long ... the longest in New South Wales.
Albury is on the border of New South Wales and Victoria. Victoria had broad gauge lines and New South Wales standard gauge so at this point all the people and cargo had to be transferred between trains. This went on until 1962 when the standard gauge line was extended to Melbourne.
It was also a major transport hub for troop movements during World War II. My Dad's war diaries often refer to transfers at Albury.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
I have a love affair with railway stations and the romance of railways. Here is the historic railway station at Gundagai. It is just so typical of the timber railway stations dotted throughout rural New South Wales ... tomorrow something altogether different in railway stations.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Posted for no reason other than I liked it. I am always rather thankful for the lovely old trees (usually exotic varieties) found in caravan parks ... someone a long time ago thought to plant them. It was hot, shade and soft green grass were welcome.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Gundagai has these wonderful old timber bridges stretching across the river flats - one a road bridge and other a railway bridge. The caravan park is nestled between them.
You can see the bridges in the image below, taken from the local lookout. The road bridge was part of the Hume Highway until 1976 when it was replaced by the first Sheahan Bridge ... I will show you that tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Windows peep out to a world beyond. This is the end of this Favourite Things series.
I always think of our caravan as being a way to get a different view from the kitchen window. How about I show you tomorrow where our trusty little caravan took us this summer. For me the summer holiday is over, I am back at work today.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
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Friday, January 9, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
The romance of rail has me in its embrace. Railway stations fascinate me and it is quite interesting to see the differences in the building styles between states. But this one simply says Outback regardless of which state ... taken at Silverton out near Broken Hill on the border of New South Wales and South Australia.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Friday, January 2, 2015
I love mountains too and it was tempting to choose another shot of our beautiful Blue Mountains which I showed yesterday or the Flinders Ranges which I showed at number 25. But instead I chose a mountain in the desert ... the Breakaways in South Australia.
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 7:20 PM