Tracks

  Pakenham is dissected by the railway line from Melbourne, heading towards Bairnsdale.  Many of us cross this line everyday, but have you ever stopped and looked down the track.  For a photographer, railway tracks can hold a hidden beauty - the straight lines,...

Rupanyup Silo Art

There's a growing trend attracting tourists to the western districts of regional Victoria.  I've featured silo art murals in this blog previously from Brim, Ship Hills and Patchewollock, now there's a new silo art mural at Rupanyup. These old grain silos are much...

Long picnic table at Tarwin Lower

How's this for a picnic table? Head down towards the jetty in the Gippsland town of Tarwin Lower, and you'll come across this public picnic table.  There's room for you and around 50 friends to sit down here for a picnic.  

Beaconsfield Upper

Regardless of whether you call it "Upper Beaconsfield", or "Beaconsfield Upper", this town on the eastern outskirts of Melbourne, is still remembered for being in the centre of the devastating 1983 "Ash Wednesday" bush fires. See our picture gallery HERE of Upper...

Sunset between the shops

This shot, taken in Main Street Pakenham, came about only by accident.  As I crossed the road from the National Bank the Sun caught my eye, it shone through the distant trees, visible only from the middle of the road through the gab between shops.

Patchewollock silo art

In the last two Vic Pics post we've features the amazing murals painted onto disused grain silos at Brim and Sheep Hills.  The third, and northern most, in this series of silo art is at Patchewollock. The small Mallee town, with a population of just 250, doesn't have...

Last Steam Train at Wycheproof

Yes, it's been some time since the last post here at Vic Pics, but we are still here! Now that the footy seasons have finished, there's more weekend time to get out and about photographing Victoria.  Let's kick off with something historic... Wycheproof is a unique...

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Rupanyup Silo Art

There's a growing trend attracting tourists to the western districts of regional Victoria.  I've featured silo art murals in this blog previously from Brim, Ship Hills and Patchewollock, now there's a new silo art mural at Rupanyup. These old grain silos are much...

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One Tree Hill lookout, Ararat

If you're travelling along the Western Highway (the main route between Melbourne and Adelaide) through Ararat, keep an eye out for the "Lookout" sign that will direct you to One Tree Hill.  Sometimes these lookout detours are a waste of time, but often they can give...

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Beulah

Driving north along the Henty Highway it was the Beulah Railway Station that first caught my eye in the small Mallee town.  I wasn't going to stop, but the old station was looking photogenic in the early afternoon sun.  After turning around and finding my way to the...

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Patchewollock silo art

In the last two Vic Pics post we've features the amazing murals painted onto disused grain silos at Brim and Sheep Hills.  The third, and northern most, in this series of silo art is at Patchewollock. The small Mallee town, with a population of just 250, doesn't have...

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Sheep Hills Silo Mural

Yesterday I wrote about re-visiting the original grain silo art work in the western Victorian town of Brim, and how the murals had brought tourists into the area.  Sheep Hills is another community to embrace silo art, with this stunning mural on their silos by the...

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Brim silo murals

When I first told you about the mural artwork on the old grain silos at Brim in January 2016, the artist (Guido van Helten) had only just finished the massive painting.  Travellers were stopping to admire the massive paintings, then going into town and spending their...

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Stawell

The town of Stawell, in western Victoria, is famous for its annual Easter athletics meet - the Stawell Gift. At other times of the year, Stawell is like many other major country towns in Victoria.  There are some beautifully maintained historic buildings within a...

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Chiltern

Travellers on the Hume Freeway between Wangaratta and Wodonga may know Chiltern as a roadside rest stop area for truckies, but just a kilometre east of the freeway is the historic township of Chiltern.  The town has a well preserved Victorian era streetscape which was...

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Pakenham Storm Clouds

Storm clouds roll into Pakenham This afternoon, severe thunderstorms rolled across Melbourne and much of Victoria.  I managed to find a high vantage point in Pakenham to photograph the storm clouds continuously changing shape and colour as they rolled across the sky....

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Hastings Jetty and Marina

With an early morning commitment at Hastings, on the Mornington Peninsula, I went a little earlier this morning for a wander along the Jetty before dawn.  I managed to get a few shots of the Marina under clear skies before a blanket of clouds rolled in.  One of the...

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Giant slide in Officer

There are new housing estates popping up in land developments everywhere across the country.  Most residential areas incorporate childrens' playgrounds consisting of a couple of swings, something to climb and a slide.  In officer the playground design has gone to the...

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Yarriambiack Creek bridges, Warracknabeal

Yarriambiack Creek runs through the western Victorian town of Warracknabeal.  A water-way running through a town means bridges, not just bridges for vehicle traffic, the town also has several pedestrian bridges crossing the creek. Featured here are three...

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Pioneers Memorial, Maryborough

Bristol Hill overlooks the central Victorian town of Maryborough and is the site of the town's Pioneers' Memorial.  Built during the early 1930's as a tribute to the area's founders, and to provide much needed work for the unemployed during the depression.  These days...

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Maryborough buildings at night

In our previous post, we started to look at the old buildings in the central Victorian town of Maryborough.  These buildings are well maintained and beautifully presented, even more so at night when the flood lights come on. The classic architecture is highlighted...

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Maryborough’s beautiful old buildings

In December we showed you the grand old Maryborough Railway Station.  That classic architecture can be found throughout the town, especially the Court House, Post Office and Town Hall.  I also really love the old Fire Station and Tower too.  (In a future post we'll...

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Red Modern Art Sculpture in Hamilton

It's not unusual to come across modern art sculptures in metropolitan areas, but out in the bush it's pretty unusual.  In the centre of a roundabout in Hamilton, western Victoria, there's a bright red piece of modern art gently moving with the breeze. According to the...

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