Tuesday, 15 April 2014

City Park

Launceston City Park I have posted recently, so a few more photos.

A little background of Launceston from Wikipedia:
Settled by Europeans in March 1806, Launceston is one of Australia's oldest cities and is home to many historic buildings. Like many Australian places, it was named after a town in the United Kingdom – in this case, Launceston, Cornwall.

Launceston has also been home to several firsts such as the first use of anaesthetic in the Southern Hemisphere, the first Australian city to have underground sewers and the first Australian city to be lit by hydroelectricity. The city has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons.


The Rotunda and I can't seem to find when it was built.


Queen's Jubilee Drinking Fountain (1887/1897), City Park, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia




18 comments:

  1. It's visible that in Australia British traces are visible everywhere. It's autiumn in your country but greenery is beautiful.

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    1. Very much so Gosia, also in the country side as well, along with the Irish influence in the early days. The City Park is always green even in the dry summer.

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  2. That's probably the most amazing fountain I have ever seen.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Really! Now your statement is taken with pride seeing as you have been to so many places in this world :)

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    1. Thank you Beth, as you know I love photography like many people do.

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  4. Such beautiful, ornate structures, and so well kept.

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    1. We are lucky for the City Park is probably one of the pride and joys of our city.

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  5. I am new to your blog. I too enjoyed my visit to Launceston City Park in 2012. The John Hart Conservatory was a lovely display of colour.

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment.
      Oh I have some photos of The John Hart Conservatory I might post soon.

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  6. Beautiful park and I love the ornate structures! Very cool Easter background you are using. :)

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    1. It's lovely the structure but when we are used to seeing it we take if for granted and shouldn't.
      Thanks re Easter background which I made piece by piece digitally.

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    1. It's always lovely, the whole park is kept in good condition.

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  8. Oh I Love this M what a beautiful place. Take care crazy busy here with calving. HUG xoxo G

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    1. Thanks and I guessed all was happening at your place at once :) Hugs M xx

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  9. Good to be in a civilized country, in our country I think the thieves will be eying every piece of that Gem and soon it will become skeleton or if not a rubbish dump ! There is just not respect for public facilities where I live. If you come to our city and find otherwise; that's because those facilities are maintained for tourist. Any other places where tourist do not go are all in really bad condition due to responsibilities and vandalism.

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  10. I have heard what you have described from some of my friends who have visited your country and other countries for that matter. Such a pity, but that is life.
    The City Park is surround by a high lovely fences and of course locked at night.

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