Barossa Valley

Today I’m running the red light on the challenge guidelines by writing about the Barossa. I figure the title has the letter “V” in it so it counts. Come to think about it, I reckon it’s the orange I ran which must make it nearly legal. You’re with me on that, I can tell. Thank…

Umpherston Sinkhole

1st February 2019 The sinkhole gardens are a remnant of some magnificent sunken gardens of the late 19th century situated in the Mt Gambier region of South Australia. The sinkhole was once a typical limestone cave, formed by the corrosion of limestone rocks by seawater waves. When the roof of the cave collapsed it naturally…

Chateau Tanunda

Day twenty of the 2019 BloggingA-Z Challenge which I am participating in during the month of April. The challenge is to post six days a week, Sunday respite or catching up with other participants and their posts. Each of the twenty-six days represents a letter of the alphabet and while each post stands alone they form…

Streetscapes

Streetscape is the term given to the collective appearance of all buildings, footpaths, gardens and landscaping along a street. We have tended to think of streets primarily as roadways for traffic rather than places where walking is pleasant and kids can play — but this is changing. The streetscape is the visual identity of a…

A Photo A Week: Beauty

Today’s post is my entry in the Photo A Week Challenge hosted by Nancy Merrill. The prompt is: Beauty Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo is the largest cathedral outside Melbourne and the last Gothic style cathedral built in the world. Designed by W Tappin in 1887 work started nine years later but was finally completed…

Roads

Day Eighteen of the 2019 A-Z Challenge in which I am participating during the month of April. The challenge is to post six days a week, Sunday respite or catching up with other participants and their posts. Each of the twenty-six days represents a letter of the alphabet and while each post stands alone they…

Queen of Parks

I wonder if there are parks in countries – other than those once colonised by England that have botanic gardens named for a queen? I’m thinking probably not but maybe to marka visit from her royal highness, be it either Victoria or Elizabeth. Mind you I’m not sure if world travel was a thing in…