Hamilton Railway Station

Hamilton used to be a busy railway hub for passengers and freight.  These days, most of the side tracks have been removed and passengers take the bus, leaving only a few freight trains every week as the only rail traffic.  Despite there being no passenger rail service...

William Bruce Ronald Reserve

The William Bruce Ronald Reserve is a large park within the original release of land in the Heritage Springs estate, Pakenham.  Facing McGregor Road, I've driven past here hundreds of times, but hadn't had a look around until this weekend. The park features a windmill...

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...

Seymour

I recently had to stay overnight in Seymour for my real job (VicPics isn't paying the bills just yet!) so I took the opportunity to go for a walk with the VicPics camera for some street photography. Seymour is a large regional town, just a short detour from the Hume...

Exploring Yarram

Yarram is a major Gippsland town, but it doesn't feature any famous tourist attractions meaning travellers could easily drive through without stopping. If you do stop in Yarram, go for a walk and explore the many café and craft shops, churches and classic architecture...

Flagstaff Hill Lookout

Driving west along the Glenelg Highway last week I spotted a sign pointing towards a lookout.  The sign had a camera icon on it, which should indicate a scenic view, but in the past I've found that's not always the case.  This sign pointed me up a short dirt road to...

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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