Old Houses and Buildings have long been a passion, even more so if they are in Regional or Remote Australia.
© New “Old Houses” Gallery here
© New “Landscapes and Seascapes” Gallery is available here.
The albums started with pictures of early colonial and federation era houses, from ruins to renovated buildings… in many cases the structures were well preserved in cities, towns and villages that still have an active community and some local businesses.
Some albums feature Australian Landscapes, Plants and Birds. The focus is on old buildings in regional centres and roadside stops where many of the structures are derelict, in poor repair or in danger of falling over.
The introduction of “super highways” that bypass regional towns and villages has further escalated the decline of many historic structures. The possible upside may be that many of these places are now off the beaten track and have become time capsules of our pioneering past. In some, streetscapes have not changed much in the last 100 years or more.
There has been a renaissance in the restoration of “Main Street” in some Regional Cities and Towns. Fortunately they still have the colonial street scape and heritage architecture intact.
Traveling in Regional and Remote Australia is still one of life’s great pleasures. The people are the friendliest on the planet, there aren’t any queues and not many Maccas either!
Many old houses and buildings are surrounded by stunning landscapes, so grab a camera and get out there, just remember to stay off the highways with their soulless “service centres”.
AUSTRALIA is an unspoiled Scenic Paradise… a great place to look for old Houses and Buildings!
“Alone of all the races on earth, they seem to be free from the ‘Grass is Greener on the other side of the fence’ syndrome, and roundly proclaim that Australia is, in fact, the other side of that fence.” ― Douglas Adams
“The people are immensely likable— cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted, and unfailingly obliging. Their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water. They have a society that is prosperous, well ordered, and instinctively egalitarian. The food is excellent. The beer is cold. The sun nearly always shines. There is coffee on every corner. Life doesn’t get much better than this.” ― Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country
You will also find images here.
Springbrook in the Gold Coast Hinterland , Queensland
Stuart Highway runs from Darwin, in the Northern Territory, via Tennant Creek and Alice Springs, to Port Augusta in South Australia; a distance of 2,834 km .
Australian Old Houses and Buildings
Tag Cloud; Old Houses and Buildings, Australian Photography, Australian Photographs, Ruins, Federation Buildings, Colonial Buildings, Australian Landscapes, Early Australian Architecture, Nature, Regional Australia, Rural
Useful Links for further reading
- Keith Conlon, Chair, South Australian Heritage Council. Bike rider, jazz drummer, history nut. Kindly tagged ‘Mr South Australia’ by locals, after 45 years in Adelaide media. https://twitter.com/KeithConlon
- Adventure Motorcycle Travel Books by Sam Manicom
- Artist, Web Designer, E-Magazines, Photographer: Michelle Dick
- Australian Photography Magazine… here
- Ann Britton Outback Photography here
- The Outback Festival, Winton Queensland here
- Travel Outback Australia – the locals guide to the Outback here
- Sandra Coombe’s “One Place Study” of Boonah in the Queensland Scenic Rim here
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