Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia

Swan Hill in the State of Victoria is a sweet little town that we have travelled through a few times on our way up to Northern Australia.
We have stayed there as well, so hence I captured a photo of a Possum in a tree, most of the possums were a bit tame within the park, mostly they only come out at night.



Swan Hill is a farming area and the town sits on the southern side of the Murray River.  The Bridge was built in 1890 - 1896.


Taken from the banks of the Murray River, Swan Hill, Victoria.


Nothing like bending down underneath the bridge to get this shot.


The middle rises for the small ships to pass through.


In 1883 the first of several red brick water towers were built to supply the town with water.  Water was pumped from the river and into the top of the tower by wood - fired steam engine, and then flowed by gravity to surrounding businesses and private homes.  Some of the towers are still seen today.

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  1. Oh M I love everyone of these shots they make me want to jump a plane. Love the under the bridge the best I think I always climb under them here too. Great post M xxoo hug G

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    1. Thanks, I too like the one under the bridge. Hugs M xox

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  2. we have an old bridge like that over here.

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    1. Interesting Adam, I expect there are several about in this world.

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  3. Special bridge and great nightshot.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Different bridge...photos taken in the day time, though I must admit the colours do look like nightime :)

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  4. A very interesting post and great shots. Cute possum, great bridge and tower.

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