Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Rockhampton, Queensland

After Biloela we headed for Rockhampton to the Caravan Park we usually stay at.

Rockhampton is a city with approximately 78,600 people living in it.  These days it's an agriculture and industrial centre plus a tourist destination.


The road to Mount Morgan, Queensland.


The above photo was taken from the vehicle as we drove around the round a bout, it's a large bull.


These flowers were at one of the stores in Rockhampton, Queensland.




A building at Mount Morgan, Queensland.


A few hotels at Mt. Morgan, Queensland




Love the wrought iron on the building below.  Above give some idea of a house in Rockhampton.




The train line and an old building in Rockhampton, Queensland.


39 comments:

  1. Hi Margaret, Rockhampton seems to be a beautiful and peaceful city.
    I loved the building with the wrought iron is awesome.
    A big hug

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    1. It is a pleasant city to visit and stay for a week, the main shopping area/street is very long with a shopping complex towards the end of it that is rather large with a smaller one more in the city itself.

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  2. The buidings are very nice. The bull in the round about is pretty impressive. Our roundabouts, in the ones I see, have sculptures too.
    Have a wonderful day.

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    1. It's a very tall bull, once you could get a good photo of it but now that the road has changed you can't.
      I bet those sculptures are good in your round a bouts.

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  3. También a mí me ha encantado ese hierro forjado, que adorna el edificio.Además dispone de unas buenas terrazas, para poder ver desde allí el paisaje.

    Besos

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    1. Newly renovated was the wrought iron, it really stood out as we drove past, unfortunately couldn't find a parking place to get a better photo of it.

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  4. Your photos so often remind me how much I love our country towns (even if they have grown to be big enough to call themselves a city). Thank you.

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    1. Thanks EC. The towns well some of them are small then depends on the happenings there they become such larger cities, some towns just fade away.

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  5. Great post, been years since I have been to Rockhampton

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  6. A very impressive brick building and I like the Grand Hotel. The wrought iron work is amazing.

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    1. Beautiful wrought iron not seen as much today so pleased this one has been restored or renovated..suits the building.

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  7. Beef cattle country - thus the statue of the bull.
    The main stud breed there now is the BRANGUS - Red or Black.
    A meat lovers delight.

    Those orchids as shown are a special type. I've forgotten their name.
    Maybe Lee can assist?

    "Rocky" as it is affectionately called by the locals is a very impressive "city".
    Colin

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    1. The further you go north to some degree the meat/steaks get so much better and bigger.
      Rockhampton has much to offer for the tourists...Colin.

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  8. Lovely photos in Rockhampton. We stayed there for a few days on our trip last year. I love the beautiful old buildings.

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    1. The old building as really nice, the Catholic Church is a gorgeous building but the doors are always locked, never went there to take a photo this time.

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  9. My mum was born in Mount Morgan a while back now, lovely place.
    Merle..............

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    1. Really! It is a nice little place up in the hills and not that far from Rockhampton.

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  10. Looks like a grand old town with lots of grace and style.

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    1. It has some really nice buildings which I have shown in the past.
      https://whiteangels-thoughts.blogspot.com/2018/02/more-of-quay-street-rockhampton.html

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  11. such a lovely city dear Margaret !

    buildings are really charming and architecture is sublime ,since we watch dramas on netflix made in Australia ,i found it is amazingly beautiful country and continent

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    1. It is rather a nice city Baili.
      Which drama are you watching that is made in Australia?

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  12. Gran post Margaret. Me gusta el lugar. Bonita fachada tiene el edificio y preciosas las flores.
    Buen miércoles.
    Un abrazo.

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  13. So nice to travel and visit such beautiful places. Very nice buildings.

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  14. Lovely photographs in Rockhampton, and it was nice seeing the flowers too :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. I happened to spy those flowers when shopping and just couldn't resist.

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  15. I think I've mentioned previously I was born in Rockhampton...at the Tanakie Hospital that was situated on the banks of the Fitzroy River.

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