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This is what is left of the

Misery Creek Bridge.

It was still intact, I’m told, until a couple of years ago.

A sizeable tree landed on it, just to camera right,

and that was the end of the majority of the bridge.

 

 

Thought it a good subject for weathered and worn.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Weathered-Worn

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Weathered-Worn

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Weathered-Worn

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Weathered-Worn

 

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Recently a group of us visited Smythesdale

for our bi-monthly lunch.

In the main street I found a Masonic Hall.

Not sure if it is still in use but at No. 40

must be one of the earliest in Australia.

The Chinese were another major part

of our gold mining history.

Ah Woa was in big trouble for

not having paid for a mining licence.

Some things never change, do they?

 

 

Just a little further down the road was

the Smythesdale Post Office,

operational for just over a century

according to this sign.

 

 

 

 

It appeared to have a magnificent backyard.

However, it appeared to be a private residence now

and there was no sign of anyone to ask.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  History

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  History

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  History

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  History

 

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Last Wednesday the Men’s Shed group to which

I belong visited Smythesdale for

our bi-monthly luncheon.


I thought Smythesdale would be worthy of

a few photos as it is close to the

Ballarat Gold Fields where gold

was discovered in the 1850s.

However, I did not expect to find the gallows from

the old Ballarat Gaol on display.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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My first photo is of Mount Elephant….

a volcanic cone,

one of the many in Western Victoria.

I have never been to the top of Mt Elephant

but driven past it hundreds of times in my life.

From the top of Mt Rigi

overlooking Lake Lucerne.

from Grouse Mountain,

Vancouver, Canada.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Top-of-the-Hill

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Each year during the long weekend in March….

the City of Ballarat holds its Begonia Festival.

Although I have never attended the Festival,

last year I visited Ballarat in mid-February

and had a chat to this gardener,

one of many who prepare

the City’s Begonias for the Festival.

The inaugural Begonia Festival was held

on 12 March 1953,

which makes it nearly as old as I am 🙂

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Festival

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Flags

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Flags at the memorial to those killed in the…

by terrorists on the….


Promenade des Anglais, Nice, in 2016.


Brugge, Belgium. 

I was certain that these flags were flying outside

a United Nations, or UNESCO,

building in Brugge.  

However, MGW’s dairy and Google both agree

that it is a concert hall.


Our Australian flag flying over

Lake Wendouree in Ballarat. 

Lake Wendouree was the location of

all rowing events for the

1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.

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