thanks for a lovely trip to Camperdown! i love the old fence and i have never heard of bluestone before... the sound of the word is just ... very poetic : )
Faisal,I don't know what to think about Australia. It's so big and unknown (to me). These reports give some pegs to hang my imaginings on.
Hi Demie, you don't see bluestone used so much any more ( and it often looks more grey than blue! ) - probably because it's expensive, but many of our 19th century buildings have it. Yes, I hadn't thought before, that the word is poetic. Hi James, like America, we've got vastly varying landscapes...it has probably been more normal for us to know more about you than you've known about us.
Hello Faisal:This all looks to be very splendid and exactly the kind of place which we should much enjoy - attractive and full of interest. We particularly like Victorian architecture of which there appears to be many fine examples in Camperdown.And it is such a happy picture of you with the dog's ears!!
the style of buildinga and fencing etc is so typically southern hemisphere
Hello Jane and Lance, when I'm perched on Ian's verandah, as I often am, people walking past - total strangers - actually say hello. And I can cross Camperdown's wide streets without having to look out for traffic, though I do anyway. Since my first visit, about four years' ago, I've always felt perfectly at home. John, hi, that's interesting, that you notice that...the quality of architecture in the past was so fine compared to much of what's been slapped together since.
'Bluestone' = Basalt = Lave
Cool pictures of a unique buildings. But we need more than just brown furry ears! I want to see more pictures of the dog.
I moved to Campers in the early 70s on the strength of the elms and the buildings..sadly the elms have been grossly mismanaged (since the mid 70s)and so too some great Oak avenues were cut down or badly butchered. i will try to enhance the towns greenlife shortly though!
F, I could drop off the comp and monitor to Ian next week?
Such solid, well-constructed buildings... those first settlers must have had an truly optimistic faith in their future in Camperdown. Have a great weekend.
William, Camperdown needs you! I'll email you about the computer - if the one I'm using now will stay on long enough!
Thomas - new dog photos are being prepared...
lovely stone buildings but I'm wondering what happened in the car? Did Sara (I think that's her name?) think she was a cat?
Catmint, you cannot imagine the absolute horror of travelling for two and a half hours, via St Kilda, with a dog almost on the point of some sort of breakdown, in the darkness, her owner, trying to appear normal. I'm not sure who or what is to blame, but she hates cars, and I don't blame her...it would take many letters to the editor to explain the whole scenario.
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