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Sunday, November 20, 2005

South West Trip

My folks were visiting friends at a farm in the south west of the state.
I borrowed a digital camera to take some snaps.
The pictures are, in order of left to right
1) No, it's not Hobbiton, but a place called Campania.
2) The sign at a truck stop that always makes me laugh. I always grab a bite to eat there and I can assure you all that it is not even remotely the best food ever. The food could win a prize as most FRIED ever, but not BEST.
3) An actual billabong, that a swagman could drown himself in, in traditional Australian fashion.
4,5,6,7,8 & 9) The ruins of a small hut on the farm, possibly built by convicts. You can see the marks in the bricks where they were chiselled out of the rock. They aren't that old compared to anything European - Australia was only settled by white folks about 220 years ago. In #9 you can see the new farm up on the hill.
10) The view of the Carlton River and valley from the farm.
11,12,13,14,15) A row of mouldering old sewing machines with marvellous patterns reflecting when they were built.
16) The mummified corpse of a wallaby, found preserved at the bottom of a large pile of hay.
17) Part of the new house - the finest home studio space I've ever seen in with my own eyes.

If anyone would like to see some higher res versions of any of the individual pictures, let me know and I'll email them to you.


Beth Spotswood said...

and still, not one person...

Elliot Cowan said...

I was barely there myself.

Matt Jones said...

Superb pics - the mummified wallaby is horrific, what a find!

Elliot Cowan said...

Cheers Matt!
I'll post a larger one sometime!

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