Sunday, July 29, 2012

Abbotsford Convent Complex

Abbotsford Convent Complex, the former Convent of the Good Shepherd is said to be the most important Catholic institutional complex in Victoria. We found the Convent to be a very busy place on a cold winter's Sunday morning but we enjoyed our visit and managed to take a photo or two.
Convent Building
Rosina Building
St Mary's
Good Shepherd Chapel

Faces in the window

Sacred Heart

This facade is a remnant of a movie that was partially shot at the convent about the World War Two resistance fighter Nancy Wake (AKA The White Mouse)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Moody Sky

Winter is a great time to go out and about with the camera, moody sky's can be found almost every day. Love it!!


Nature's Canvas

Nature's canvas is all around us everywhere we look, the colours are endless changing with the seasons or weather conditions. I just love Nature's canvas and trying to capture her changing colours and moods through my photos.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Fordson Tractor Relic

Farmer's delight ! This old relic has seen better days, but I just love it...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

In The Country

Old bluestone farm shed
 I love the interesting photo opportunities you find unexpectedly while driving in the country!!  Winter days and moody skies, I love this time of the year...

Old buggie remains
 Old ruins
Old bluestone homestead

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Morton's Old Hotel

What stories these walls could tell

The "Welcome Inn" Morton's Old Hotel was built by convict Micheal Morton in 1850 and is said to  replicate the home he left in Ireland. Hard to believe this building not only housed Micheal's family of eight, as well as being a provisioning store and a public bar for the miners. How did his children ever get any sleep.... This building can still be found hidden away in the bush.

Waanyarra Historic Cemetery

Morton Family Plot " Pioneer Family Waanyarra" 

We called into Waanyarra Historic Cemetery c1850 Central Victoria while in the area on the weekend. The information sign, etched onto stainless steel tells the story of early burials in the cemetery where the bodies of the deceased were laid to rest encased between two pieces of bark.  It was nice to see the restoration work being done to preserve this Historic Cemetery.

 Wooden Headstone of Jesse Turner who ran one of the Shanties "Grog Shop"
Some of the few remaining Headstones