Thursday, 13 March 2014

Tunbridge, Tasmania, Australia

Tunbridge is a town on the way to Hobart from Launceston located just off the midlands highway.
It was a stop over for coaches in years gone by when there were 3 Inns, stables and so on.
How times have changed.
The town is extremely quiet. There is apparently a Convict Trail one can view but due to the late drive through the town we saw not but one soul.

I did these photos in HDR, high dynamic range for a change.


Tunbridge Manor was fantastic piece of Tasmanian history in the centre of town and dominates the townscape. Built in the 1840, as a staging post for the early transport days, where the premises offered accommodation, meals, beverages and stabling for horses.
The building is a bit under the weather at the moment!


Bowerman's General Store a two-storey Georgian building with a five bay facade and slim columns.
This building has been restored and mostly likely a private residence these days.  




The poor cottage, but the hedge is taken care of.

20 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful place M I love the architecture even the cottage that could use a little work:) Hug xo G

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    1. Definitely could do with some work and make a nice home for someone. There are many places that need repairs in Tunbridge, but there are many homes that are lovely. Hugs M xox

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  2. I love the different architecture and the HDR effect.

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    1. HDR, something different and makes the photo look so different.

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  3. The different buildings are awesome. What a great place to visit!

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    1. They are certainly different the buildings all in one long street which used to be the highway.

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    1. Some photos lend themselves to HDR very well, and often I like a dramatic effect.

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  5. Interesting old buildings and I love the skies behind them. I hope someone rescues the cottage before the leaky roof ruins it.

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    1. Let's hope someone does do the cottage up. The sky, different setting in HDR give different light on the sky, so hence a very dramatic effect or a light dramatic effect.

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  6. So fun for me to see photos of your surroundings. I also love your blog background!

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    1. That's nice, even though Tunbridge is some distance away.
      The Background I made digitally using a clover leaf I made, then merged each leaf placing them in different areas on a transparent square, then made them into 1 tile :) I love fiddling.

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  7. lovely old buildings. i would love to visit tassie one day. i'll put it on my bucket list :) the hdr effect is very different and adds an interesting almost painted look

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    1. Let's hope you can get to come and see this amazing Island, and prepare to stay a few days longer so you can see a bit more. It's spread out and driving takes longer due to the terrain.
      Yes, I suppose HDR does look a little like painting.

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  8. Beautiful buildings! I miss the old general stores, haven't seen one in my area in decades.

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    1. The old general stores always had anything and everything you wanted, mostly all gone these days. Time changes most things.

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