Monday, January 26, 2009

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!

I hope everyone has had a fantastic Australia Day!!!

We ended up going to the tiny town of Carcoar....a country town that's so rich in aussie culture & heritage!

It really ended up being a great day....but OMG was it hot! It was about 38/39 degrees...and to be out in the direct sun when it's that hot just makes it worse.

It made me think of the First Fleeters when they arrived here back in 1788...I'm sure it would have been a stinker of a day...so imagine what they were thinking & feeling! They probably thought they had arrived at that hot/fiery place ....otherwise known as hell! Boy oh boy, they musta done it tough....it's really hard to imagine what it would have been like for them.

We had a lovely lunch at the Royal Hotel....we had ordered chicken ceasar salads, but the girl informed us they didn't have any chicken....but they could do a prawn ceasar salad. I don't know if there is such a dish out there??...but OMG it was soooooo yummy! I think they've stumbled across something there & should have it on their menu permanently!

Carcoar is such a pretty little place...full of old houses & buildings...it's a photographers paradise (if you like to photograph that type of thing)....so here are some pics that I managed to get.....






They had market type stalls selling crafty things, antique things....and all sorts of stuff.

The crowds trying to stay cool on the river banks



or anywhere there was a bit of shade!





Gorgeous old Catholic Church...it really is a spectacular sight!

The railway station....which is set quite a bit out of the town.
Ok, that's all from me....I think it's time I hit the sack! Back to work this week....grrrrr! lol
Til next time....Toodlepip!

7 comments:

Monique said...

Sounds like a gorgeous day Linda - even if it was a bit hot!
I just looove those pictures!

Julie said...

Great Pics Linda!! I just love visiting quaint country towns!

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Jane said...

looks like you had a great day - pity it was soooo hot though!!!! That church is just amazing isn't it - have to love all those old buildings, you got some great photos :)

Ceci said...

What a lovely town, will have to visit it one day. Looks like a great day out, you can almost see the heat in those photos!

Felicity said...

Looks like you had a lovely Aus day!!! Great photos!!
THANKS for award, first one I have received!!! Mwha.
BTW thanks for the lovely comments on my blog!
Felicity x

Ness said...

those are some gorgeous pics you have there ! And I LOVE old churches - that one is gorgeous !

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