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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Our Town

I went for a Sunday afternoon stroll today for one hour and took my camera with me.
I thought I'd take you on a tour of our town.
Technically it's a city, but no one really calls it that.
It's not really a country town or a coastal town.
It's just a big town in south east Queensland.
We didn't choose to live here. Well, we had the choice between here or another town that is smaller and further away so I guess we did choose to live here.
We will probably move some day.
But for now, however, it's our town and our home.

This is the view from our place. We see car parks, the back of shops and the main street is just behind the rusty old roof...

There are gaudy shops, beautifully restored houses and a big old state school on top of the hill...

There are lots of lovely Queenslanders...
Grand old homes...

Churches and schools...

Pubs...

Our fire station...

A walking bridge over the railway line...

The old railway station, home of the steam train that we still haven't been on...

It's a hilly town and I love walking along one particular street where I can see the hills in the distance on both sides...

Walking back towards the centre of town, I can see my house from here...

The Civic Centre has just been dolled up...

The library is still daggy...

I love this antique store...

The Council Building has a clock tower and the bells chime every hour...


The gardens and parks are impressive...

Especially the miner's memorial park which has recently been restored...

The main street is quaint...

The main street stage and ampitheatre with it's mosaic mural...

And today is Anzac Day.  We have a memorial lane and this afternoon the gates were covered with new wreaths and the flame was still burning...


"Lest We Forget"

12 comments:

  1. thank you - amazing how many people died, and where they came from...whole small towns almost lost..very sad.
    But a beautiful town :) Than kyou for sharing

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  2. Gorgeous. I'm kinda jealous!

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  3. Beautiful! I've never been outside of the U.S. I loved looking at the pictures! Thank you!!

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  4. Beautiful pictures. My favorites were the house, I love looking at houses.

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  5. Gorgeous, thanks for the tour! And what a beautiful day you had yesterday - we were rugged up on the couch while it was cold and rainy outside!

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  6. Oh I feel like I have been on a tour! Thank you!

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  7. Thanks Thea....you made our little town look great!

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  8. Lovely pics - my aunt lives in this particular town, and I really like it too...

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  9. When I go for walks down here I really miss the views of mountains both sides.
    Thanks for the refresher for my memories.

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  10. Lovely photo's, thanks for the tour

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  11. Lovely!

    I always wanted to live in a Queenslander - do it up and make it fresh and modern. Shame we don't have them over here! I'd snap one up!

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