Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Four Corners of Ross.

Ross is a town in the 'Midlands of Tasmania'. These autumn photos were taken last Autumn.

The town is centred on the crossroads of Church and Bridge Streets with a field gun from the Boer War and a war memorial as a central part of the intersection. The crossroads area is humorously referred to as the "Four Corners of Ross" with each corner having a label:
  1. Temptation.  Man O'Ross Hotel (2nd photo)
  2.  Recreation. Town Hall (3rd photo)
  3. Salvation.   Roman Catholic Church (4th photo)
  4. Damnation.   Jail, now a private residency. (Can be seen opposite the Church)


The War Memorial





On the side of the bridge.


The walk to the bridge in Ross.


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52 comments:

  1. So lovely, Margaret. I love all the beauty you share.

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  2. A pretty town with nice looking buildings. Love the last pic with the bridge.

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    1. It's a beautiful old bridge. There are photos on my blog of it somewhere.
      http://whiteangels-thoughts.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/ross-bridge-tasmania.html
      Found my post of the bridge.

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  3. You are so kind to give me the shout out. THANK YOU very much :)

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  4. Margare the town looks lo=vely in autumn colours.Jail looks interesting

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  5. Beautiful place, the photos are lovely.

    Kisses

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  6. No matter how often I remind myself that it's Autumn there, I still am surprised... Maybe I need a nap. Very enjoyable images.

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    1. Takes some getting used to the season being different :)
      I'm used to it because of the years that I have had friends from the other side of the world.

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  7. It's very interesting with nice photos.

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  8. Ross looks very nice, especially in the flattering autumn light. Strange how 'Town' used to be appended to the name of town and almost always with Hobart.

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    1. Odd that name 'town'. All the old sign post from that era are the same, be interesting for me to find out why.

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  9. The autumn season in Ross looks lovely - it has some interesting buildings at it's four corners on the cross roads.

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    1. And I bet the 4 corners was used more that they are today back years ago.

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  10. Nice might even take a trip to the town when Tim and I are in Tassie in July, yeah we have at last planned a trip to Tassie

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    1. I'm sure you will want to go through Ross Jo-Anne, there is a Caravan park there by the bridge. A must try will be Vanilla slices from the Bakery..
      We will be away in July so will miss you.

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  11. It looks lovely. And the War Memorial in the centre of town reminds me of so many country towns in NSW. I assume the names of all those from the area who were lost to war is on it. Probably stopping at the second World War.

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    1. Oh yes, many a War Memorial in rural town as you say, and in other States as well.
      Yes, those lost in the War, not sure when the names would have stopped, must look next time we go through Ross.

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  12. I like the old buildings and I liked the easy lifestyle in Tasmania but just a tad to cold for me.
    Merle........

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    1. Real easy lifestyle for me here. Can always take your own vehicle and park somewhere, even at the Airport and you don't have to walk forever to get to the door either.
      We like to go north for winter if we can and will this year too.

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  13. Oh I am loving your blue sky photos! Please send some over this way.

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    1. Wish I could send you blue skies - no rain here for ages, forecast for tomorrow but we wait and see!

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  14. It's wonderful travelling Australia with you. I get to visit places I'll never get to visit in person....so thank you. :)

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    1. You are welcome. In my home State now...but will wander off occasionally to the mainland states.

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  15. Lovely photos, pretty town. I like how the crispness of autumn air seems to make photos sharper.

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  16. Such wonderful photos. I love Autumn and the architecture is so amazing. Wishing you a lovely day.

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  17. The bridge photo is gorgeous.
    Dead Maybe sounds like a spine tingler.

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  18. Pretty fall colors and I love that last photo.
    Was it common to give corners names? Those are some interesting ones!

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    1. Most corners in towns or cities in the shopping area have names.
      We have Myers corner, Coles corner here in the city.

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  19. Margaret, very interesting story on the names of the 4 corners !

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    1. Thanks Bob, it's a town called Ross! Guess it slipped your mind when typing :)

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  21. I'm just imagining my walk over the bridge in that last photo ...
    The hotel building looks great ...

    Isn't Autumn (the Fall) a wonderful season.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Only a small footpath to walk on the bridge, but it's ok as I have done it many times.

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  22. Amazing photos. The church with the picket fence is my favorite.

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  23. Just stopped by to say hey and have a great one.

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  24. Hello Margaret,
    Nice pictures of that wonderful place.
    It looks very quiet, not bad to be there.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. 'Tis a quite place there, but it does get busy with tourists in the right season.

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  25. Seems a little odd to have a gun from the Boer War in Tasmania. Is there a connection?

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