Monday, December 5, 2011

Our World Tuesday - Castlemaine

I’ve wanted to post these images for a while, so here I go!
These pictures were taken at Castlemaine in Victoria. It’s a great weekend getaway if you live in Melbourne. It owes its existence to gold – and for a town of its size it has some impressive buildings – even if they are now used as bike shops.

These shots were taken late in the afternoon on an early winters day. The sun was setting and the heavens were about to open.

We spent most of the weekend looking at art – and ending up spending more money than was prudent on pictures. But every time I see the huge owl over our fire place I know it was the right thing to do.


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Enjoy the pictures.

13 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely weekend getaway (we used to love those when we worked -- almosst more than full-blown vacations). And nice to have the art to remind you -- the owl sounds perfect).

TexWisGirl said...

the clouds against the building are wonderful! :)

ladyfi said...

What wonderful honey light in that first shot.

Sylvia K said...

It does look like a great getaway! Your captures are terrific! I, too, love the clouds against the building and the warm light in the first shot! Hope you have a great week, Stewart!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

Great shots of Castlemaine.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Esther Garvi said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures!!

kanak7 said...

Beautiful building...and clouds as well!

NicoleB said...

Looks like a beautiful place!
And hey, as long as something makes you happy when you look at it, it was worth it :D!

FotoAnna said...

Great shots Stewart of your world!
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the enigmatic light from the looming clouds! Seems to add a wonderful mystery to this historic place!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

I'm ashamed to say I have only ever heard the word Castlemaine with four X's following it! I didn't know it was the name of a town. Looks like an attractive place.

Carola said...

Beautifull shots.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

A very beautiful series~