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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Driving, driving...

We drove and drove and drove today, and ended up here. Sort of. These photos were taken in Maccas (we needed a toilet!), but that was not our aim or destination. We drove all day to get to Ballarat. These photos are Ballarat as it was. What a lovely place it was! It is still somewhat like this (which obviously thrills someone from little old Adelaide where we shun development!) and Ballarat seems to have a focus on history. Of course, I have only been here for 2 hours so far, maybe that opinion will change! We hope to study Ballarat a little bit more closely tomorrow.


Mary said...

very cool photos! Are the kids with you on this trip?

Lorraine said...

I LOVE Ballarat! I spent a bit of time there some years ago and just love the feel of the place....and the buildings.....I think if I had to live somewhere else in Aus other than in the beautiful Barossa it would be Ballarat....or Tassie!! Hope the rest of the trip goes well...!

Lotti said...

Cool .... glad to hear that you are having some family time away. I love Ballarat .... Used to spend every year there in October competing at South Street in the Calisthenic competitions....loved it..... My grandmother and great grandmother were both born in Ballarat. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip.

Levin (and Emily) said...

how on earth did you end up in ballarat? did you take a wrong turn or was it a planned trip?

Julie said...

Wow, this is a place I have never heard of - and it looks pretty cool!

joolzmac said...

I hope you've packed your winter woollies! Ballarat is the coldest place in winter. I'm going there with my 4 sisters and Mum on the 23rd to have a reunion for my Mum and her brother from Melbourne.

DaVinci's restaurant is a good casual place for pizza, steaks, etc. Enjoy and keep warm.

Cheers - Joolz

Rest is not idleness said...

I remember passing through Ballarat one Easter, it was cold but seemed a nice place with a lot of old buildings. I believe there is a quilting shop there - worth a visit maybe.
Enjoy your trip.
take care