Sunday, 18 January 2015

Railton Topiary, Tasmania, Australia.

My husband and I went for a drive the day after the grandchildren went home (the two girls) and we were gone for 8 hours.  Headed to the North West Coast and ended up inland traveling through many small towns, one such town was Railton, town of Topiary.  Having been through Railton several times had no idea all this topiary was around as I expect I kept my eyes on the road when driving through on my own.
Railton and surrounding area is mostly farming. Railton itself has about 900 people.


The elephant with the Christmas decorations still attached. The main street.


This jockey and horse was attached to a house.


Train in the main street.


The War Memorial with 3 soldiers in the main street.


The numbers of someones' house long time before Railton.

 
A shark.


There is a small paddock with lots of topiary including a Tasmania Devil which I haven't shown.

18 comments:

  1. Margaret, it looks so nice and unusual. I love them all but the best in my opinion is the elephant. In my culture people believe elaphant brings happiness to our daily routine

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    1. Well I have learned something new about the elephant.

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  2. Looks worth visiting. It reminds me of the town Noojee where at the pub when I was a kid there were huge tree fern carvings, mostly dinosaurs. They were excellent but the last time I was there they had started to break up.

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    1. They would be interesting to see shapes made of tree ferns...

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  3. I always like art pieces like that, people are too creative

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    1. I expect some people are creative, and it's getting the people to join in is the thing.

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  4. they are very clever, i like the elephant and the jockey and horse. it must take ages to keep them just so. you certainly had a big day out M. 8 hours is huge. hope you are well

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    1. We drove back some distance so I could take the photo of the horse and jockey, as a lot of the topiary is stretched out in the town.
      Sometimes on our drives we are away most of the days, one road leads to another..

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  5. These put my topiary in the shade - I only have balls and pillars.

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  6. Those are wonderful! My favorite is the soldiers.

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    1. They are nice those soldiers...wonderful imagination of many who do the topiary.

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  7. They are amazing .It must take a lot of work.

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    1. I expect once the shape is there it's just a matter of a trim.

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