These are some shots of some Ballarat buildings. I have tried to take the photos of each building from the same place each time. The ones taken at night were taken by handheld or held against a lamp post. The lamp post must have shaken when I took the one of the Mining Exchange. Mining Exchange Mechanics Institute Old ANZ Bank Building … Continue reading Buildings lit or not
Buildings as canvas. I don’t know how widespread this phenomenon is. I expect it depends on your personal opinion; it is either a thing to be lauded or a scourge. It does attract crowds to the city after dark and it does highlight the buildings. (I don’t know if that is a pun or not.) It happened in Ballarat overnight last Saturday. Let me show … Continue reading Painted Buildings
OK. I’ve had my fill of Melbourne sunsets. Now for my first try at Ballarat. Obvious starting point is Lake Wendouree. There’s about forty minutes to go ’til sundown so I’ll sit and eat my fish ‘n’ chips. It’s still too early so just a peep around one of the boatsheds. There are three German howitzers on View Point in Lake Wendouree. The guns were … Continue reading Ballarat sundown
Most of you have seen this – it is only ten days old. But I am posting it again to test someone else’s ‘Notification’ system. Please forgive the imposition. Begonias are beautiful. They are big buxom flowers. Soft, gentle and welcoming. The Glass House in the Ballarat Gardens has a couple and I want to share them. I have taken the trouble to reduce the … Continue reading Ballarat Begonias repost
The next few posts will all hang around the topic of Gold. There was the importance of Gold as an impetus to growth, there was the major influx of migrants, especially the Chinese and the reaction of the whole world. But I do want to keep the written work brief but illustrate it with photographs. Most will be mine but I will mention any that … Continue reading Gold!