Monday, 29 September 2014

Up Gympie Way!

Gympie is a regional town in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. It is about 160 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane, as I mentioned in a previous post about Gympie.

When arriving at a new town as in driving through, one has to ask what do I take a photo of.
Always look for the Catholic Church, they are usually perched up on the highest peak, often the nicest Church building of all other Churches. Then the War Memorial is usually in a very obvious place, the Post Office and street scape.  I find that the photos of the above reminds me of the towns that we visit.

It was a lovely day when we traveled north to see what the town looked like. We did a stroll up and down the main street, was able to park easily at the brow of the hill. There was a restaurant right where we parked the car, thinking, this would be great to eat lunch there.  By the time we returned, the place was packed with a line out to the footpath, can understand why for we didn't come across any other restaurant on our walk, just a few sandwiches places.





The above two photos: the building was for sale.


The main street looking up the hill.  I noticed the crossing and both women didn't use it. Expect this happens at many places.


Down the hill along the main street, this area is very flat.


A Hotel, as we would say the 'local', or the 'local watering hole'.


Interesting above the shops.


The War Memorial so beautifully done.


About all the Wars along each side of the walk.


On one of the posts are those names of the men lost in the World War ll, each side of each post has a list of the lost soldiers from each War.

22 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the walking tour and the war memorial, especially, was nice to see.

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  2. Lovely scenes you have shared with us! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Beth. Good to see a comment from you...thanks:)

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  3. Very interesting war memorial. The reflection of the tree limb in the window on the fist one is really interesting... I wasn't sure at first what I was looking at.

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    1. You are clever to see the reflection :). I was wondering if someone would discover it...

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  4. That's an impressive entrance on the first picture.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  5. When thinking of the war memorials all around the world it really does make you realise how many young men lost their lives in both WWl and WWll. I have never seen one quite like the one you show, it has a nice contemporary and up to date feel to it.

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    1. In most towns we see the list of those lost in the wars...we have never seen a War Memorial like this one either...,

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  6. The roman Catholic church is very interesting. But the town is lovely.

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  7. Gympie looks much nicer now that it did in about 1978. I hope the town's deep conservatism has lifted somewhat. http://highriser.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/my-bar-maid-friend-part-2.html

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    1. Who knows if the conservatism has lifted....probably much the same I bet. My you didn't have a good time in Gympie....Thanks for the link..

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  8. It has been a long time since I have been to Gympie, I enjoyed this post and feel like I went for a walk with you

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  9. I think most people think crosspaths are suggestions

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    1. Here in Australia as far as I know we are supposed to cross where the crossings are.

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  10. Love the old buildings and the war memorial. Bad luck about your plans for lunch.

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    1. It was strange seeing that old building as all the others were totally different,

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  11. Beautiful war memorial. And that brilliant blue sky! So beautiful.

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    1. Very different War Memorial to what I have seen...

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