Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Buildings in Port Fairy, Victoria.

Back to the holiday photos of 2015.

Few buildings in Port Fairy, Victoria.


The above building built 1848 was a Hotel and still is.  Was the Stagg Hotel, now Seacombe House.
Back in 1873 it became a school, then a quest house.



Lovely wide footpath, part of the shopping area.




A Hotel


'Emoh'.  The earliest part of this building was erected for William Rutledge, the merchant known as the 'King of Port Fairy'. However his business crashed and the house was sold.
These days as the advertisement says - Two Bedroom self contained apartments for rent.


 Built 1865. This building was the Post Office, then the council chambers, now a Restaurant.

54 comments:

  1. Hello Margaret,
    Great shots. Nice to see the special kind of houses and the clear blue sky above.
    It's enjoyment to see all these pictures.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco. Winter sky are often lovely in Australia.

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  2. That first building reminds me of the police station in the first Mad Max movie.

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    1. Does it. I can't remember what it looked like. We have been to Silverton where the Pub is and that area where part of Mad Max (first one) was made.

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  3. Love these shots-- I find the architecture fascinating.

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    1. That's interesting that you do. There is more to come on architecture when I post some photos of our small city. (Later)

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  4. Beautiful architecture and such amazing weather for your visit.

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    1. We were very lucky whilst staying at |Port Ferry last year regarding the weather. Chilly but sun being warm.

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  5. Port Fairy is such a pretty name, I wonder how the name came about. The little two bed apartment is very cute.

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    1. It is a pretty name.
      The name came from the crew of the whaler The Fairy in 1828.
      Post regarding name was done whilst you were away on holiday.

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  6. I like the house of the penultimate image.

    Kisses

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  7. So familiar. Country towns have a style all their own don't they? Thanks for the reminder and the memories...

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    1. Yes they do have a distinct style of their own, influenced by where they came from in England, Ireland and Scotland.
      You are welcome :)

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  8. with this return to images, you have of pleasant moments !

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  9. Love that you share these pictures. I doubt we will ever get to your part of the world so seeing what it looks like is interesting and educational.
    Thank you!

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  10. The shops in country towns always good to poke around in, you never know what you will find.
    Merle...........

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    1. You certainly never know what you will find Merle. I have found many a great thing I have bought in these country towns over the years.

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  11. Lovely and interesting photos, Margaret.

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  12. Such a variety of interesting architecture. But where is the fairy in Port Fairy? Haha

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  13. Lovely to see the history of Port Fairy through your photos.

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  14. Emoh is an odd building but very nicely proportioned. Btw, my sister did know all about Belfast.

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    1. Didn't she now. I expect many people don't know about Belfast being Port Fairy's first name.

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  15. I like the look of Seacombe House, solid and sturdy. Very nicely maintained. The rest of the buildings are also lovely, I do like older architecture.

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    1. I do prefer the older architecture, some modern is alright but doesn't seem to have the character, maybe it will one day.

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    1. They are lovely and still maintained to the highest degree it seems.

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  17. I took my mother to Port Fairy after dad died and we stayed at our usual place, Lavender Cottage. One of the bedrooms was the earliest surviving part of the house and mum found it so peaceful and calm that she slept very well. I didn't tell her that it had a reputation for not so calm sleeping.

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    1. :) well at least your mum must have been reasonably happy there after the sad time, know doubt exhausted.
      I can't recall seeing Lavender Cottage.

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  18. Port Fairy is just the kind of town I like to explore. It has a lot of history and it's preserved in so many of the old buildings that are left standing.

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    1. There is much history at Port Fairy. Launceston is where I live and my city had a lot to do with Port Fairy in the past.

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  19. Port Fairy is a nice name for a town. I like the wide footpath in the shopping area. Beautiful building designs.

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  20. wow how interesting is that hotel above found these pics very amazing dear thank you for wonderful sharing have a blessed time each moment

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  21. Hasn't this place got such a lovely name ... that wide footpath is somehow inviting me to walk down it!

    All the best Jan

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    1. A great footpath it is, it's a pity all places don't have such a wide one.

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  22. Oh so nice, I do like the look of this place and I do like the towns name

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  23. Is everything as clean and neat as it looks?

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    1. Yes it is Sandra. Most Australian towns are neat and tidy.

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  24. I think that the tourist board should give you an award!

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