Friday, 22 January 2016

Off to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Before we continue the photos of our holiday last year a couple of photos taken last evening by Peter Sayers near Devonport, Tasmania.
Photos with the smoke haze at sunset.


They are wonderful.


The largest fire is spread across 7,000 hectares in a remote area of what is known as the Great Western Tiers in the north of this island.

To continue the Holiday 2015
Off to visit our niece in Kalgoolie, Western Australia.
Remembering that this area is known for mining.  Previous post on Kalgoorlie is [ here ]
From Merridin to Kalgoorlie we went through a town called Southern Cross, then Coolgardie, Western Australia.


The Hotel at Southern Cross, no doubt is was really something in it's day.


Southern Cross the town.


The RSL Coolgardie.  (Return Serviceman's League)


Kalgoorlie, a view.


The town of Kalgoorlie.




A brothel that is still used but it's a museum these days.


Hooking onto the caravan on our way east.

61 comments:

  1. Fantastic photos of the smoke haze at sunset. It must have been lots of fun holiday and camping with a caravan.

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    1. Yes it was fun Nancy, we intend to do it again this year.

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  2. Hello Margaret,
    Wonderful post. Great to see all these different kind of buildings.
    And what a nice view over that area. Everytime I enjoy your pictures.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  3. Those first two photo's are just magnificent ...

    Good to read and see your holiday ones too!

    Enjoyed this post, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  4. Wonderful photos, especially those of the sun. Love your travel trailer.

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    1. First two photos are really great. Peter certainly knows what he's doing.
      Thanks re trailer as you call it :)

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  5. Wow he is sure a very talented photographer not unlike yourself. Oh back to your travels I love it. xo HUG G

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    1. Thanks G.
      He certainly is good, but maybe also at the right place at the right time. Hugs M xoxox

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  6. Wow--- Peter's smokey images are beyond amazing. Too bad about the fires, though. Your shots of the town are interesting. In our little towns there are a few buildings which were originally brothels---built specifically for that purpose--- from our wild and wooly logging days.

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    1. Interesting about the logging days up your way..
      Marvellous captures of Peter's.

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  7. Dear Margaret - Peter Sayers images are fantastic - they remind me of designs seen on Art Deco pottery and posters.

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    1. Rosemary, when I come to think of it those first two photos do look like Art Deco pottery and poster, have seen a few.

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  8. The first two images are spectacular , too I really like the image of the building 5 and 8 .

    Kisses

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    1. Very different buildings are those Linda. I think the 'pink' building still is a working brothel but also a museum.

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  10. Kalgoorlie - oh boy what a place. An "ACTIVE" museum - the imagination boggles with the hmmmmmmmmmm! - no I best be good.

    That for a country town is a huge hotel at Southern Cross.
    Maybe when built it had a lot of boarders staying there with the
    building of the water pipe lines and the railway???
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. My God Margaret - those fires in the NW of Tasmania are frightening to read about on the Web and to see on the news.
      51 still out of control is bloody scary.
      I was certainly NOT AMUSED to read how the fire in the Black River region was started. I hope the "arm of the law" is enforced to the maximum degree.
      Colin

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    2. The Southern Cross Hotel would I'm sure had miners, water pipe line and railway men staying there years ago. There is not much else in that town these days.

      Fires are still going strong, hopefully it might rain!
      Launceston and surrounding areas as with smoke, not good.
      The majority of the fires were started by lightening several days ago, but those two young ones that started them need to be dealt with severely.

      Today in Hobart, in the early hours of the morning a 15 year old was driving a stolen vehicle, caused an accident and killed a pregnant mum who was 32 weeks, the boy ran from the accident and he had two passengers aged 12 and 15. Where were the parents!!!!
      Anyway, the baby was saved.

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    3. Yes that Hobart news was on the morning TV news - that kid won't be getting off lightly that is for sure.
      Parents - yes I wonder????????????
      Colin

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    4. Parents probably didn't care where the 4 young ones were...they will care now surly.

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  11. wow great sunset and so interesting architecture of the town

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    1. The building are different to what we have in Launceston.

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    1. Yes Adam, not often do you see one like that, nor do we want to with the fires.

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  13. Tolle Bilder vom Sonnenuntergang.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  14. Sadly it appears that the reasonable rain we have just received missed Tasmania almost completely. While the sunset photos are brilliant, better we don't have the fires.

    So from Kalgoorlie you loaded your car and van onto the Indian Pacific and had a leisurely trip home?

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    1. No rain as yet Andrew, would be very helpful.
      We continued on the road towards home :) no getting on the train, too much lovely scenery to see and take our time over.

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  15. wonderful photos!

    Sad thing those forest fires

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  16. Ah, I wish I could go and see Australia, but I can't. I can see the beauty of places through your camera, excellent series.

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  17. Wow fabulous pictures thanks for sharing them.

    Hugs Diane

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  18. Wonderful photos once again...stunning.

    Those first two photos by Peter Sayers are, as you say, wonderful, too.

    I love that old hotel...beautiful.

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  19. We are hearing about the Tassie fires over in the mainland. Not good, and I'm presuming this rain didn't get to you over there? Amazing photos from Peter. Smoke does make for very eerie photos.

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    1. No rain yet..lovely day today, breeze from the south cleared the sky a bit.

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  20. The Tassie bushfires are on the news here in Brisbane.
    Just saw a map of the situation - the whole of the north
    and west of the state seem to be in flames and other
    states have dispatched fire crews to assist.
    I sure hope that rain comes and comes quickly.
    Colin

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  21. Too bad there are fires, but what amazing sunsets! The hotel at Southern Cross must have been something special in days past. Those lovely verandas would be worth the stay alone!

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    1. Fabulous sunsets if you are in a place where you can see the sun..even though the day was clearer today the sun can't be seen this evening from home here..

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  22. Those moon shots are amazing. The fires look bad on TV. You bring back so many memories of our trip through this region. The car and van unit looks super.

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  23. The photos are all great but that first one is absolutely phenomenal.
    Hope they get the fires squared away soon.
    The vaca looked like fun:)

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    1. Beautiful photo the first one...
      Fires still burning...

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  24. So awful about the fires. It is such a devastating aspect to life in summer. I hope they are brought under control soon.

    Your photos are amazing through the smoke haze. A great post on Kalgoorlie too - such a great town that still retains it's goldmining heritage. It has so much character.

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    1. Bushfires still going strong, not much rain fell in the area at this point.
      I like Kalgoorlie.

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  25. How did I miss this post? the sunset photos are great, but I hope the fires are out or close to it by now.
    I'm delighted by the pink museum.
    When I was little I didn't know about Coolgardie and when people spoke of it, I thought they meant Kalgoorlie but didn't know how to pronounce it.

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    1. Even though we had been to Kalgoorlie before I don't remember Coolgardie.l

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