Friday, 29 June 2018

A few things in Queenstown.

Queen River and the Football Oval at Queenstown, Tasmania.
The Queen River used to be a muddy silver colour when I lived in Queenstown when a child for 4 years, my father was stationed there and it's where he received his Bravery Medal along with two others.




The football oval is gravel, always has been but I believe it was coarser when I lived there.




Bridge across the Queen River to the football oval, yes you drive your vehicle in on another road.
The houses are nothing flash at Queenstown, but at they people have a roof over their heads.  I was taken with all they garden gnomes, certainly not my cup of tea.




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  1. The garden gnomes look a tad grotesque to tell you the truth.

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    1. I don't care for them, they certainly hit me in the eye coming down that road, we went back another day and took the photo..

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  2. great photo I love the first one Love from Polish countryside

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    1. Thanks Gosia.
      It's a please to see the river looking ok from whence it was once.

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  3. No grass stains on the football shorts in Queenstown. Do you think the town has a long term future?

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    1. Definitely no grass stains.
      Queenstown is a town a ghost of it's former self, it was a bustling town in the late mid 50's when I lived there - there is still mining there but it's very small, the railway have steam trips to Strahan and back etc...then there are the boat trips on the Macquarie River at Strahan which is a small village. People that live in Queenstown most would never dream of moving elsewhere. I remember many had never seen a sheep or cow - hard to believe even back in the 50's...

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  4. No grass stains, but blood is difficult to remove too. Ouch.
    Not a fan of garden gnomes either. Particularly when they have had a population explosion.

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    1. A big population of gnomes and probably have same out the back of the house..

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  5. No había visto antes un campo de fútbol de grava .Todos los campis de mi país, son de hierba.

    Besos

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    1. They are all grass here in Australia as far as I know too except for the Queenstown one.

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  6. Good God being tackled on gravel would be bloody in the real meaning of the word!
    Ouch - I think the footie players might need a bravery award. Sure are hardy blokes down Queenstown way.

    The Garden Gromes are a little gross but to each their own way of decorative displays.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Was always blood when the men played football, but it was rugged.
      I'm not into gnomes either.

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  7. An interesting town but I always feel its out of place in Tasmania. I think of Tassie as green place.

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    1. But now Queenstown has joined that green place in my book - it's certainly different there.

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  8. I love with the Tasmania, not that I will never go there.

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  9. A gravel football oval? I bet the players carry boxes of bandaids for all the skinned knees and elbows.
    the first picture is lovely, it has all my favourite things, water, rocks, trees.
    I LOVE the Gnome Home :)

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    1. It's good to see the water and not silver/grey mud in that river.
      Remember watching the football when I lived there and also some blood from the footballers but they didn't notice :)
      I knew you would like those gnomes, not for me though, not as many.

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  10. I love the clean stream in your photo. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Sometimes that water get a little contaminated from the mine but it's much better than it used to be..
      Thanks.

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  11. For the record...I love gnomes

    ...and trolls and ogres and...

    But I'm never playing football on gravel

    ...just saying

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  12. Do you mind if I ask you what your father receive his bravery award for?

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    1. No I don't mind Rosemary :)
      He and two others, a Doctor and another Policeman had to walk on top of the trees as the undergrowth was too thick up a mountain where there was a waterfall, a Geologist had fallen underneath the waterfall onto a rock - slippery and tricky to do the rescue and then get him out - not an easy feat..

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  13. The stream reminds me of the stream in a park near where I live. Garden gnomes can be fun sometimes if not overdone.

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    1. Lovely to see you back John.
      I don't mind a few gnomes, but not that many!

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  14. Boa tarde, um jogador de futebol num campo pelado como o que mostra, é como assinar um contrato com uma farmácia para fornecer medicamente depois do jogo.
    A seleção de fotos está perfeita.
    Feliz fim de semana,
    AG

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    1. I expect the Chemists supply lots of bandages and gauze with the injuries on the gravel.. :)

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  15. Do like your first photograph.
    I don't mind a few gnomes, they can be quite fun.

    All the best Jan

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    1. It looks a lovely river or stream really as it's not large in that particular area to be called a river, but it goes into one.
      Gnomes are alright but only a few, that is what I prefer.

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  16. Hi Margaret,
    Wonderful photos of Queenstown. I especially loved the first, what a beautiful spot.
    Have a happy weekend.
    Many greetings
    Maria
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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    1. Hello Maria,
      Thank you.
      It's a very different place compared to the rest of Tasmania..

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  17. I love your photos, they shows different, lovely things about your city.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  18. I remember Queenstown as being very stark in contrast to the lush environment surrounding Strahan. But the hills around Queenstown have their own beauty, a different kind of beautiful.

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    1. Oh it was ever so stark. Remembering our first drive into Queenstown with my parents, many of the rocks were rather white, we thought it was snow in summer, but we were wrong..
      It does have it's own beauty, it's very different from other parts of Australia.

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