Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Ross, Tasmania

Ross the town is classed as being in the midlands of Tasmania, Australia.  It's a very tidy town with heaps of history.

The bridge was built by convicts in 1836 and is the 3rd oldest bridge still in use in Australia.

I have taken a few photos of the bridge over time, but never there at the right time of the day to get a good shot.  The camera I used to take the photos below was an old digital, so that in it's self tells me I must drive down in springtime or summer and take some more photos of the Ross Bridge.  I want to be able to zoom in and take digital photos of the carvings of the bridge.  I have some lovely slides of the bridge.

The Man O' Ross Hotel built in 1831 has now gone into liquidation as it's owned by a firm from another city.  Let's hope someone can buy it, would be a shame to see it neglected.

  
The Uniting Church in the distance.




The Man O' Ross Hotel.

12 comments:

  1. It sure is a great bridge, I remember it well from my few visits to your wonderful state/island. Your shots are lovely even with an older camera. I too hope the beautiful old hotel can be saved.

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    1. Thanks Diane,. Used to flood there once, so that is how come the Hwy goes around Ross.

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  2. Those are lovely pictures and it looks like a gorgeous place.

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    1. Thanks Sarah...and welcome :)
      It is a pretty place in my book.

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  3. Oh M I love this bridge someday I am going to come across the pond and see these beautiful sites with you. Someday I hope. How long have I been saying that 10 yrs or more? Well good things take time. Awesome shots G xxoo

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  4. So interesting to hear of another landmark built by convicts. I had profiled a lighthouse in Sydney that was designed by a famous (convict) architect. Love this bridge - it's very attractive and sturdy-looking.

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    1. Clever talented people were many convicts, and we see it in many of our buildings.

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  5. I would love to go to Tassie told hubby it is on my list of places to visit I love the photos and they only make me want to go there more.......

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    1. Jo-Anne, I hope you get to visit the island. It's cute and lots of things to see..but nothing like seeing it for yourself.

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