Wednesday, 14 May 2014

From the Gates! Launceston, Tasmania.

Don't know how old these gates are and can't seem to find out. The main entrance into the City Park.


Many functions are held inside those gates.



City Park Radio Museum plus a small broadcasting room upstairs, it's there I volunteered years ago and did a stint on the radio.
The Wisteria Vines were planted in 1837 are one of the oldest ever planted in Australia. This was also when the cottage was the Caretaker's of the City Park.




This is the only Red Letter Box of this shape left in Launceston as far as I am aware.  Days of old!


The town clock from the Gates

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the share ~ these were great.
    Love the letter box !!

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  2. Great photos! The red letter box is awesome!

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    1. Thanks Beth. It's different to how letter boxes are now.

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  3. I love the old, ornate gates to the park. Are all your letter boxes painted red, like in England? It makes them so easy to spot. We hardly have any anymore. You must get in your car and find the post office.

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    1. Yes, all our letter boxes are painted red, though modern ones today.
      The Post Office is where the town clock is in the photo.

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  4. Hello:

    These gates are particularly handsome, as is the verandah which runs around the house. And it is amazing to think that the wisteria was planted in the very year that Queen Victoria ascended to the throne.

    Increasingly in the United Kingdom there are fewer and fewer of the old post boxes, and the same with telephone boxes, to be seen. It is such a pity.

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    1. Even though Australia is a new country compared to Europe and other parts of the world, it does have good history. The city is the 3rd oldest in Australia.
      We don't have as many mail boxes left either, and fewer telephone boxes I presume.

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  5. An exceptional gate on the first picture.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  6. Just lovely town to relax. The post office the same red as in Great Britain.

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  7. Launceston looks a lovely town - I love the very bold and stately gates at the parks entrance.

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  8. This is such a beautiful town, and I love that mailbox!!!

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  9. It's wonderful to see all! I love the gate and the post box!

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