Holiday photos: Part 3
One thing I love is old buildings - compared to buildings today, those built in the past are full of character and style. So whilst on our day trips, I took photos of old buildings - most were taken (don't laugh) when we stopped to find a bathroom!! These first three fit that category. This is a typical country street-scape in many parts of South Australia (SA) - in particular in the mid-north wheat belt. This was taken at mid morning on a Monday - where are all the people? We didn't see a sole.
The next three photos were taken in a tiny town (village) as we were returning to the city. I just loved the detail on the cottage (which is attached to a small church). Just up the street is another little church.
Another church, this time in the town of Hahndorf - an early German migrant settlement and now a booming tourist town - can get very overcrowded. Sadly I can't remember the name of this church - perhaps my brother does.
This last photo is of a house ("Hatchlands") that is hidden away in a narrow valley not far from where I grew up. As a young child we use to play in the house - as at that time it was a ruin, and falling down (my brothers did help just a little in the falling down process!) - since then it has been renovated and is meant to be very nice inside. It was built in the mid 1800's and one of the first homes in the region. I don't understand why anyone would built a house in such a hidden spot, difficult to get to even now (very poor road) but it must have been worse with the horse and cart.
The view away from the house on a winters morning with frost melting on the grass.
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