Friday, 30 May 2014

Bell's Parade, Latrobe

Bell's Parade is situated on the Latrobe inlet of the Mersey River. It is named after Robert Bell, who with his half brother Henry Bentinck, constructed a wharf and a store on the site in 1855.
From the 1880's it was the main port on the river, becoming northern Tasmania's second major trading port for a period.
Old English Trees grow along the Parade and provide shelter from the hot sun.

Bell's Parade has Platypus, though I haven't seen one as yet. 
There are several events held at Bell's Parade one being the Henley-On-The-Mersey.
It's also a wonderful place for a picnic or a family gathering, or just a walk.
It's not that far from my dads house, so often if I have time in the summer I divert backwards to view and take some photos.






Winter time.

20 comments:

  1. Hello,

    Well, this looks like the prefect place for a stroll. So lovely that one can walk by the water's edge and be shaded by those magnificent mature trees. Lovely!

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    1. It's good to walk one side of the river, then across the bridge to the other side.

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  2. It looks like such a peaceful place for a walk.

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    1. Lovely and peaceful, especially during the week.

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  3. Do you know how old are these big trees?

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    1. Have no idea how old those trees are. I should imagine I would find out from the Council.

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  4. Your photos are marvelous. Have a nice weekend.

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  5. Such a beautiful place, blog hopped and ended up with you in Tasmania and here I am in Essex Uk
    Happy days
    Chris x

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    1. You are on the otherside of the world.
      Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  6. Beautiful and serene, and I love the reflections!

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  7. What a lovely spot .
    Would be quite the sight to see a real platypus !

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