Mornington Marina

I had to make a quick visit to Mornington this weekend, but found time to duck down to the marina (always pleasant on a 41 degree day) to check on the progress of the replacement pier and area redevelopment. The work on the pier appears to be complete, as it's open to...
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Gippsland Railway Bottleneck

The is one of the bottlenecks in the Gippsland Railway line, where there is a single line handling trains traveling in both directions.  Looking east from Longwarry Station, the line disappears to the vanishing point in the middle of the photograph.  Obviously when...
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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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McGregor Road duplication

It has been a long time coming, but the works to duplicate McGregor Road, Pakenham, north of the train line, are now well under way.  The road south of the railway was made dual carriage some time ago, however the north section was delayed due to the underground...
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Longwarry Public Hall

Many country towns have a local hall, usually called the "Town Hall" or "Public Hall", these buildings are hired out to local organisations, clubs or families for anything from a meeting place, art gallery or 21st birthday party. Pictured here is the Longwarry Public...
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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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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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Former Brim Primary School site / Time Capsule

In the last couple of posts we've seen the giant mural on the Brim silos, and a quick look at the main street of Brim.  Today I'm looking at the Brim Primary School, or I should say the former Brim Primary School.  All that's left of the school these days is the sign...

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