Saturday, 28 September 2013

Bendigo, Victoria.

Bendigo is a large Regional City not far from Melbourne, Victoria.
Gold was discovered in the area about 1850. Since then, Bendigo has been the second highest producing goldfield in Australia and remains the seventh largest in the world.

Bendigo was the city in which penniless Russian immigrant Sidney Myer opened the first Myer store in 1900. Today, Myer department stores can be found throughout Australia's capital cities and regional centres.

We drove through this city within and around it on our way home last month having visited it several times over the years. This year I took some photos but couldn't get close enough to the buildings due to traffic. I am not sure which building is what but they are all along one street except one building.














Mining Statue.


The Police Station.

10 comments:

  1. ahh some superb, beautiful old buildings and then there's the police station. :) a friend is traveling to ballarat tomorrow for a short holiday.

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    1. Very different are those buildings to the Police Station.

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  2. I am always fascinated when I see such a fanastic clock tower.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Tower clocks - there is always a photo to take when I see one!

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  3. Lovely old buildings and a very modern police station. I'd like to spend more time there. I have friends there too must go visit sometime.

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    1. A bit unreal seeing the old and modern building, looks out of place. Hopefully I might get the chance to stay a little longer in Bendigo and explore more.

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