Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Ayr. Queensland.

Whilst we stayed in Ary for a few nights we ventured to the town which was only a few minutes from the Caravan Park.  We liked Ayr and stayed again on the way down south....but of course we are still heading north when these photos were taken.

Ayr was named after the Scottish town Ayr, the birthplace of a past Queensland Premier.
The town established in 1882. The Post Office opened in 1883.
Ayr is sugar cane country and it's not far from Home Hill another sugar cane growing area..


 Taken in the main street.


The above photo was taken in the main street.  I'm not fond of water being smooth, for me it looks too artificial so hence this one isn't very smooth.


The town clock, typical in most towns in Australia.


A house which is a bit different.


The Roman Catholic Church in Ayr.  Sacred Heart Church.


Sugar Mill close to Ayr.

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  1. The clock is well visible, from different points of the city, I get the impression that it is located in a roundabout.

    The house and church has a beautiful design of architecture.

    Kisses

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    1. The clock is in the middle of the roundabout though it's rather crowded as the road isn't that wide.
      Would have like to have gone inside the church but the door was locked!

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  2. The second fountain is unconventional but really good. I love the clock tower.

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    1. Certainly very different is the second fountain, there is another on the other side but the sun was in the way.

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  3. There's a sugar mill on the way from my parents' home to my sisters in Northern NSW. I've often wondered how long it would stay in business.

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    1. Plenty of sugar mills still working around a large area and other areas too.

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  4. Love the fountains.
    And the clock tower - which is so very similar to the ones I saw in most country towns.

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    1. Most towns have a clock in the middle of the town - I always used to take a photo of one years ago, as well as the War Memorial as often in really small towns - what else was their to take as one passed through.

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  5. There's something in the air in Ayr! Nice northern town.

    I'm surprised you'd not heard of Graeme Connors before, Margaret. He's great. I saw him live in concert in Cairns back in 1989...and then again at the Gympie Muster in 1998. I've been a fan of him since the late 1980s.

    A woman who worked for Graeme's mother...(she had a newsagency in Mackay at the time....Connors is comes from Mackay...and I think he still lives there in between his music commitments)....was a guest of mine when I was running Newry Island.

    When I lived amongst the cane fields along Yorkeys Knob Road, Yorkeys Knob...I'd play his songs when the neighbouring cane farmers were burning off their sugar cane. "Cane Fields Burning" seemed fitting. :)

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    1. I expect I didn't know of him at that time because I was working and if the radio station didn't play his music not that I had time to listen a lot back then, then that's why I had never heard of him.
      Names of the songs are fitting for that area, as some areas do still burn cane and others don't, so I believe.

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  6. You should be in advertising. These pictures make us want to go there too.

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    1. You know Martin - that's been said before. However, I have sold photos of some towns to the Tourist people for advertising :) but don't make a big thing of it.

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    1. It was very different house design, lucky I could sneak that photo..

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  8. Going north reports are fantastic, Margaret. Take a bow.

    Avoid the sugar cane paddocks at burning time unless you
    are ON VERY friendly terms with the many varieties of the
    "Joe Blake Fraternity" and I mean the nasty members - ha ha!

    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Thank you Colin.
      Saw the can fields burning, the vehicles always had this black stuff on it in the morning times, but it just blows off as you drive along.

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  9. The 'different' house looks like a mini nunnery. I love the fountains and the town clock.

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    1. That house does actually, it was next door to a church but not the Roman Catholic one.
      Always something good to look at are clocks and fountains in the towns.

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  10. As soon as I saw the name Ayr I wondered about the connection to the Scottish town of the same name.
    I like the look of the house with the arched arcading.

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    1. When researching I was surprised about the name Ayr, but then again I shouldn't have been because so many towns are named after Irish, English and Scottish towns, including rivers - then of course we have the Aboriginal names.

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  11. Well taken Margaret, the house is with the pillars, wow.

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    1. Thanks Bob.
      Looks interesting that house, wonder what it's like inside if the theme was carried through or has it been modernized!

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  12. Always good to travel around with you.
    Lots of water features in this town.
    Merle...............

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  13. The town clock looks very lovely, very different I've ever seen.
    Your photos are beautiful and it's nice to see them,

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    1. Thanks.
      Many clocks or different shapes and sizes to be found in Australia.

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  14. The cascading water is quite unique with the different shapes that are created.

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    1. I was pleased the way the water fell with the setting on my camera...it's a very different effect to what I usually get.

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    1. The front was also nice Adam but no where to park to take a photo of it there.

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  16. What a great series of photo's - it looks a good place to visit.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Was this past winter Wong..when on holiday for just over 4 months.

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  18. Bom dia, as belas fotos mostram na perfeição que uma linda localidade, certamente que desfrutou agradavelmente do seu passeio.
    Continuação de boa semana,
    AG

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    1. Had a lovely time touring a small part of Australia in the winter.
      Thank you.

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  19. Like the clock, it somehow brings me memories...

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  20. We have an Ayr close to here. Bald Eagles nested along the river there this year.

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    1. Really - wonder was it named after a Scottish person too.

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